Iconic Sheffield Building the Subject of New Photography Exhibition

13th October 2016

An exhibition looking at the regeneration of one of Sheffield's most iconic buildings opens this week.

Autopsy: Transforming the Head Post Office is a photographic story of the former head post office in Fitzalan Square - now Sheffield Hallam University's Sheffield Institute of Arts following a £9m renovation. India Hobson took thousands of photographs while exploring the building throughout the redevelopment - from abandoned shell to the Sheffield Institute of Arts. Now, Autopsy, which is part of the University's Catalyst Festival of Creativity, and was curated by Roger Bateman, principal lecturer at Hallam, will display a selection of India's images. India said: "I wandered the maze of corridors and made friends with the peeling paintwork inside this incredible building and now I get to share the images I made as part of the Catalyst festival. "I've been working with an incredible team to produce an exhibition and catalogue that will hopefully show people the building's hidden beauty." An accompanying book, also called Autopsy, which was designed by local creative agency dust, will be released on the 20 October. The publication, with an essay by Joanne Lee, senior lecturer in graphic design, features images from the show, as well as information about the building itself. The free exhibition will be in the SIA gallery, in the former head post office, from Saturday 15 until 29 October. Catalyst Festival of Creativity, which is part of Sheffield's wider Year of Making, is taking place until November with 28 different creative projects over the course of eight months. You can find out more about Catalyst at www.shu.ac.uk/catalyst

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