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News New photography exhibition shows the Bupa Great North Run as you've never seen it before...

If you’ve driven through Newcastle city centre, caught the Metro at Gateshead or waited for a bus in South Shields this weekend, chances are you’ll have seen Dan Holdsworth’s brand new exhibition for Great North Run Culture.

Landscape and Duration is an exhibition of photographs showing the route of the Bupa Great North Run as you’ve never seen it before. The course of the Run itself becomes a large scale exhibition; beautiful landscape vistas turn billboards into works of art. Large format film and extended exposure times – even longer than the course completion record of 58’ 56” - make the images appear almost ghostly. Colours are distorted, busy roads appear empty; clouds appear as traces of light while the sun streaks across the sky. The images embody a sense of time; endurance embedded within the landscape images themselves, echoing the Great North Run.

Find out where to see the exhibition on a map.

If you haven't seen the photographs yet, these exhibition shots by Steve Aitchison show you what to look out for:


We’d love to see your photos of Dan’s exhibition and hear what you think. Tweet your photos and comment using the hashtag #GNRC12 to be in with a chance of winning exhibition posters signed by the artist.

On 26 September at 3.30pm, Dan will discuss Landscape and Duration in a special artist Q&A hosted by our partners Northumbria University as part of our free education programme, In Motion. So if you’ve seen the incredible photos and wondered just how they’ve been achieved, this is your chance to find out. Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance. 

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