WORK Film Screening

WORK Film Screening


Four new artists’ films that explore contemporary working lives in the middle of England. 
Dryden Goodwin
Jenny Holt
Adam Lewis Jacob
Esther Johnson Made in Derby, Thrapston, Birmingham and Bolsover, the WORK films consider: the rhythms of a care worker’s day; traditional and new rural working lives – farming, forestry, and international logistics; Birmingham’s Trade Union Resource Centre film archive and collective activism; untold stories of the impact on individual lives of post-industrial economic change. Developed and produced over two years, WORK is a collaboration between: Animate ProjectsQUAD, Derby; Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Thrapston, Northamptonshire; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; and Junction Arts, Chesterfield. Along with the films, the website has interviews with the artists, two essays about WORK by Helen De Witt and Adam Pugh, and a report by Vivienne Reiss on the way the artists engaged workers in their projects. A film by Christopher Bevan about WORK will be online later this year.

The WORK films have been screening in the places they were made, including a premiere at QUAD and in the village hall at Titchmarsh, near Thrapston. A gallery exhibition at Vivid Projects in Birmingham and screenings at Bolsover and Fineshade Wood, near Corby, have been postponed because of the Covid-19 crisis. 

The WORK website is designed by Daniel Hawley-Lingham at Urban Fugitive. WORK is supported by Jerwood Arts and using public funding by Arts Council England.
WORK Film Screening