Humber Street Gallery Exhibtion Captures Hull Over Four Decades

Humber Street Gallery Exhibtion Captures Hull Over Four Decades


Image © Russell Boyce 

Humber Street Gallery in Hull is exploring the city’s transformation through ‘You and Me in HU3’, an exhibition showcasing nearly half a century of changes in Hull’s HU3 area.

Exhibition Overview

  • Title: You and Me in HU3
  • Dates: 9 February – 14 April 2024
  • Launch Event: 8 February, 6-9pm

About the Exhibition

‘You and Me in HU3’ is a compelling narrative of storytelling, community, and friendship, captured by photographers George Norris and Russell Boyce. The exhibition bridges the past and present, combining historical analogue black and white photographs with contemporary collaborative work.

The Journey of the Photographers

In 1983, Russell Boyce, then a 21-year-old student at Hull College of Art, began documenting his local community in HU3. It was during this time that he met George Norris, a young third-generation rag and bone man. Decades later, a poignant discovery led George back to photography and to reconnect with Russell.

Reimagining the Past

Russell returned to Hull to reimagine his original images from the 1980s, blending these with new work. George, now an established documentary photographer, complements this with his contemporary images of the HU3 community.

Curator’s and Artists’ Perspectives

Marianne Lewsley-Stier, Creative Director of Absolutely Cultured, comments on the local significance of the exhibition and its role in connecting past and present communities. Russell and George share their aspirations for the exhibition, highlighting its value as a living archive and its reflection of Hull’s diverse city life.

Visit the Exhibition

‘You and Me in HU3’ is open to the public in both exhibition spaces at Humber Street Gallery from 9 February to 14 April 2024.


Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TU
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9th Feb - 14th Apr, 2024

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