Railway Cultures

11th October 2018 0

“Railways take people to work, they take people on holiday and they connect people with their loved ones. They may seem like just another mode of transportation, but they actually contain stories that illustrate life and culture in modern day Britain”

By Greta Krasniqi

Tracking by Nicky Hallett

5th February 2019 0

The coming of the railways to my grandfather’s hunting country brought carnage to the animals hounds were forever being squashed and horses badly damaged shunted sideways by cow-catchers’ savage blades that shot hot metal deep Into their shoulders, a leg snapped neatly at the pastern of another fetlock floundered caught by panic in the slippery…

By Greta Krasniqi

Laura Page

17th December 2018 0

  What was your project about?  I worked with Dr Romdenh Romluc who does a lot of fascinating work around perception. We looked at how the space in a train is shaped to accommodate certain activities and actions and how the behaviours that shape human environments, like the train, include those that are dictated by…

By Greta Krasniqi

Simon Bill

17th December 2018 0

What was your project about? I was asked to respond to the Museum’s collection in two ways, both as a visual artist and as a writer. As a painter my response took the form of a work in which the essentials of the coachwork painting on the carriage used by Edward VII were distilled –…

By Greta Krasniqi

Passenger by Pete Green

17th December 2018 0

If there’s a patron saint of passengers, I’m praying now, temple pressed white to the pane, lids tight against the pastured squares, slowed squadrons of cumulus, church spires, moving water. None of this is mine, infrastructure of an age when some feared suffocation if folk were shifted faster than a trot and to accept the…

By Greta Krasniqi

Peter Bartle – Railway Signalman and Artist

17th December 2018 0

As part of an ongoing project for Railway Cultures the University of Sheffield collaborated with long term partners DLA Piper to hold an exhibition of Peter Bartle’s work. Peter Bartle is an outstanding example of Worker Art. He encapsulates the hidden culture of art and railways and their role to individuals in society, how it…

By Greta Krasniqi