Open to the public (free)
Friday 20th February – Sunday 8th March
Monday – Sunday, 12pm-7pm.
Exhibition closes Sunday 8th March 4pm
An exhibition of photographs of comedians from the last decade: A retrospective of Idil Sukan’s creative work in the comedy industry. One of the best known and prolific photographers working in comedy, her work appears across comedy festivals, billboards, the press and has been collected by the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition will also include a selection of her publicity and poster designs for dozens of comedy shows she has worked on over the years.
Some 200 of Idil’s photographs of live performance will be exhibited including much-loved comedians such as Eddie Izzard, Clive Anderson and Paul Merton; actors who appear in comedy sitcoms and films, including Patrick Stewart, Olivia Colman and Peter Capaldi; and recent breakthrough artists such as Bridget Christie, Daniel Rigby, Alice Lowe and The Penny Dreadfuls. The exhibition will also include never-before-seen-images from around the comedy world and Idil’s famous behind-the-scenes photographs of The Muppets.
“The last decade has seen Idil emerge as one of the UK’s most exciting photographic talents and one of the most prolific creatives working in the comedy industry today” – Nikon Pro Magazine
“Soulful snaps of stand-ups.” – The Guardian
“Idil Sukan’s chief characteristic is surely respect. It’s in her awareness of the power dynamics between photographer and sitter, in her determination to tailor each of her shoots to the idiosyncrasies of a particular show, it’s clear she’s an artist of this moment, the here and now.” – Londonist