Past Exhibition

  • Jumping Puddles Portraits

    Monday 2 February 2015 to Thursday 12 February 2015
    • International photo journalist Phyllis Christopher was commissioned by Open Clasp Theatre Company to work with young women from marginalised communities in the North East of England and Liverpool on a series of portrait photographs forming part of their Jumping Puddles project.

      As the project progressed many of the photographs were taken by the young women of each other and the resulting exhibition is a collaborative piece forming a series of powerful portraits documenting young women from Northern England in the early 21st Century.

      The exhibition will be launched at Sanctuary Artspace before touring throughout February and March 2015 alongside Open Clasp’s Jumping Puddles production developed in collaboration with Frantic Assembly.

    • Phyllis Christopher has been an internationally published photo journalist for the past 25 years. Her most recent work with Open Clasp Theatre includes "Songlines".

      Open Clasp make truthful, risk-taking and unforgettable theatre from a female gaze to inspire new and young audiences. Based in the North East of England and building a national profile, their work is informed by the lived experiences of marginalised women and young women and rooted in the belief that theatre changes lives. Since 1998, the unheard voices of women have been given a platform through collaboration, creating professional, thought-provoking and award-winning theatre.