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Exhibition: Emma Mitchell 1 August 2017 to 31 December 2017
Exhibition: Emma Mitchell 1 August 2017 to 31 December 2017



Emma Mitchell has been working on her master’s degree at Harrogate school of Art for the last two years and chose to do her final project on The Piece Hall.

Dates and times 1 August 2017 -
31 December 2017
9am-6pm daily
Ticket pricing



Emma's work revolves around the use of collodion wet plate photography, a technique invented by Englishman Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. Her use of this technique brings emotion and sense of place to her subjects. She combines historical techniques with modern materials/ methods using a hand- built 2-meter camera, resulting in uniquely captivating images.

Emma’s project started with her desire to share her childhood memories of her hometown, Halifax. The Piece Hall is a place for people to connect, relax and socialise and for Emma it represents the centre of the town’s community and many cherished memories.

“I chose to photograph not only the building itself but the Board members because I wanted to thank and show my appreciation to those people behind the scenes of such an important building. Which has and will bring so many memories to the people and visitors of Halifax.”

Emma's work will be on display in The People's Piece Hall, located on the Rustic level of the east wall, from 1 August and will run until 31 December.


Emma will be in residence at The People's Piece Hall on Sunday 10 December and Sunday 17 December, demonstrating her work with opportunities for you to have a go yourselves.

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
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