Village presents 'School of Art' an exhibition by Matthew Finn


School of Art by Matthew Finn | Published by Stanley Barker Books on Jun 09, 2019

To coincide with the release of his book, published by Stanley/Barker, Village is proud to present our latest exhibition, School Of Art by Matthew Finn.

Vintage & Modern Prints from the ‘School of Art’ series can be purchased from Francesca Maffeo Gallery HERE including this limited edition Collectors Suite


In 1997 “Cool Britannia” was at its height. Brit pop was flooding the airwaves, a new Labour government took power, and a sense of hope that had not been felt for a generation was palpable. Leeds born photographer Matthew Finn was 24, had recently graduated, and took a job at a School of Art in the outskirts of London. Over the coming year he photographed the students and the environments, where these creative young individuals cultivated ideas and opinions and made work that they believed in whilst still adhering to the old traditions still relevant in the Art School.

Exhibition preview: Thursday 13th June. 6pm - 9pm | Matthew will be signing copies of his book at the exhibition launch night.

The exhibition will run from 14th June - 3rd July 2019

Matthew Finn (b. 1971 Leeds) finished his Degree in Photography from Derby University in 1994 then gained a MA degree from Westminster University in Photographic Studies during which he continued to work on personal photographic projects that developed over a long period of time. With no commercial constraints or deadlines, Finn cultivated a working practice of an auteur, in charge of all elements of the work where the craft of the print and the whole process became important to the photographer.