Agency of Women
New for 2021, artist-in-residence Tabitha Jussa presents Agency of Women, a collection of black and white and hand coloured portraits inspired by Margaret Hardman, the female workforce employed by the Hardmans and the women who had their portraits taken at 59 Rodney Street.
You can see the exhibition as part of a guided tour of the Hardmans’ House, which will open between 17 September – 6 November on Fridays and Saturdays only. Book your tickets here.
The exhibition features a series of portraits taken by Tabitha of women at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural scene today, who all share many of Margaret Hardman’s qualities and talents. She has been inspired by the style and photographic techniques used by the Hardmans’ studio to create their glamorous portraits of women.
" This glimpse behind the scenes was fascinating. Rarely do you see the work that goes into a final photograph, and it made me think about who was involved."
" The Hardmans’ employed numerous tricks and techniques, and it is this behind the scenes magic that has informed my own approach to the work."
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