24 December 2020
Annual Newsletter. 2020
Seasons Greetings! We wish you a happy holiday and send all good wishes for 2021.
Welcome to our 2020 newsletter.
This year we have tried to do what we can to help, both personally and professionally. Claire was redeployed to work in ICU with patients with Covid-19 and James organised charity fundraisers. The Hyman Collection also sought to increase its charitable and community activities.
29 October 2020
Announcing a major new publication on Jo Spence
RRB Photobooks and The Hyman Collection are pleased to present Fairy Tales and Photography, or, Another look at Cinderella, a facsimile of the unpublished thesis by Jo Spence, accompanied by new essays by Frances Hatherley and Marina Warner.
15 October 2020
Exhibition for the Arnolfini Bristol: A Picture of Health? Women Photographers from the Hyman Collection
A Picture of Health is a group exhibition of contemporary women photographers from The Hyman Collection who have responded to subjects of health and wellbeing. Featuring autobiographical perspectives to social commentaries on the wider society, A Picture of Health is a timely exhibition as those throughout the world are united by the effects of the current global pandemic.
The exhibition includes work by Heather Agyepong, Sonia Boyce, Eliza Hatch, Susan Hiller, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Anna Fox, Rosy Martin in collaboration with Verity Welstead, Polly Penrose, Jo Spence, and Paloma Tendero.
15 October 2020
Exhibition for the Arnolfini Bristol: Jo Spence. From Fairytales to Phototherapy. Photographs from the Hyman Collection.
Arnolfini present a major retrospective of the work of photographer Jo Spence (1934 - 1992), drawn from The Hyman Collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of Spence's works in the world.
8 October 2020
Announcing a collaboration with The Maud Sulter Estate on a special exhibition for the Photo Oxford Festival.
We are delighted to have collaborated with The Maud Sulter Estate on a special exhibition for the Photo Oxford Festival 2020. Entitled A Different Mirror, the exhibition includes works by Heather Agyepong, Alexis Hunter, Jo Spence & Maud Sulter.
Unfortunately, as a result of the panedemic the exhibition has had to be rescheduled. Details to follow.
1 July 2020
2020 Recent Acquisitons
Over the last few months we have sought to support fundraising initiaitives as well as acquire major new works for the collection.
29 May 2020
The Hyman Collection and Photoworks announce collaboration
In response to Covid-19 the Hyman Collection has teamed up with Photoworks to curate a selection of exhibitions from works in the collection which are available for institutions to borrow free of charge.
This partnership is intended to facilitate the loan of affordable exhibitions that can be assembled at very short notice and are ready for immediate display.
30 March 2020
Special Fundraising Sale for the NHS
As everyone pulls together I have been thinking what I can do. I feel very helpless. What I have done is put together a selection of photographs from the earliest days of the medium to the present as well as a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints by Modern British Artists, at reduced prices, and will donate 100% of profits to the NHS. James Hyman, 28 March 2020.
17 March 2020
New Acquisition. Anna Fox boxed sets of Resort 1 and Resort 2
We are delighted to have acquired the two boxed sets of Resort 1 and Resort 2 by Anna Fox, Presenting, respectively, family holidays and adult weekends at a Butlins holiday camp, each box contains 25 works beautifully printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper.
14 February 2020
Announcing a new commission by the Hyman Collection. Heather Agyepong's new series Wish You Were Here.
To celebrate Valentine's Day we are delighted to announce that the Hyman Collection has commissioned a new series of work by Heather Agyepong. Entitled Wish You Were Here, it is inspired by life of the Queen of the Cake Walk, Ada Overton Walker, who was born on this day 140 years ago. The new series will be unveiled shortly.
29 January 2020
Loans to the exhibition Masculinities. Liberation through Photography at the Barbican Art Gallery.
Claire and James Hyman are delighted to loan Anna Fox's important series of works My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words to the Barbican exhibition Masculinities. Liberation through Photography. 20 Feb - 17 May 2020.
17 January 2020
Loans to the exhibition Bill Brandt / Henry Moore
Claire and James Hyman are delighted to be major lenders to the pioneering exhibition Bill Brandt/Henry Moore, which opens at Hepworth Wakefield before travelling to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven USA. The 16 vintage photographs from the Hyman Collection include portraits of Henry Moore, famous images of people sheltering in the London Underground during the Blitz, London at Night, bomb damage, and poverty in Northern England.
This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of these two great artists of the 20th century. The exhibition is organised by the Yale Center for British Art in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield and is accompanied by a major new book published by Yale University Press.