20–30 September 2018

Untameable – art installations and film screenings

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Barry Hines’ A Kestrel for a Knave. Artists Anton Want and Patrick Murphy showcase research on Barry Hines.

With art installations, film screenings and talks.

See also: Untameable – talk


Anton Want has collaborated with artist Patrick Murphy to create a collection of new artworks celebrating the work of writer Barry Hines. Working within the same South Yorkshire communities and landscapes that informed Hines’ rich, descriptive writing and deep understanding of people and place, the artists engage with the universal themes raised in his work to present a contemporary interpretation of a changing social landscape.

Anton Want is a British artist and photographer. He has received international recognition for his work during a 32-year career encompassing publication, artist commissions and exhibitions, including at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Patrick Murphy is an artist, designer and curator. His work is exhibited internationally and held in public and private collections.

David Forrest is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. David is the co-author (with Sue Vice) of Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond; the author of Social Realism: Art, Nationhood and Politics; and the co-editor of Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain, and Filmurbia: Screening the Suburbs.