plastiCities/occursus – 1 night, 3 exhibition openings

Friday June 22nd, 6pm onwards

3 exhibitions, 3 venues and 1 party

6pm – Eddy Dreadnought and poetry reading at Jessop West Exhibition Space (University of Sheffield, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RA)

7.15pm – Joshua Holt, Gordie Cavill and a talk by Dr Robert McKay at The Nichols Building (Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8UY)

8.15pm – Bryan Eccleshall, website launch and Don magazine launch at CADS (Smithfield, Sheffield S3 7AR)

The private views will be followed by a launch party at CADS (this is a private party so  please BYOB)

Find more details and reserve your place here.

Please print off the invitation to receive one complimentary glass of wine on entry and to access the launch party.

 For a map of the venues, please click here.

Marginalised sexual industries – Joshua Holt

All photographs by Joshua Holt, 2012.

This series looks to explore ways in which the sale of sex and items of a sexual nature seem to have been pushed into peripheral areas largely free of residencies and permanent communities. Sheffield’s red light district, as well as Pulse and Cocktails ‘sex superstore’ and The Crystal Suite massage parlour are located in and around the Neepsend area, which by day is a bustling industrial area and by night is largely abandoned.

It seems that the attitude of those who have pushed such things into these areas is one of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. It is as if the city wants to lodge them far back into its subconcious and avoid dealing with them properly. These images examine the places in which sexual industries (both legal and illegal) must go about their business and the marks left by them.

Joshua Holt, 2012