The Photographers’ Gallery Print Sales summer exhibition celebrates the British seaside in all its eccentric splendour. From the glitzy heydays of the ’60s and ’70s to today’s trend of  ‘staycations’, seven UK-based photographers capture the quintessential spirit of the great British holiday!

I have a print from Pierdom – Blackpool South Pier, Lancashire, 2008 (48×60″) – included in the exhibition alongside works by Rob Ball, Martin Parr, Anna Fox, John Hinde Collection, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Luke Stephenson.

The exhibition runs from 28 June – 8 September 2024.

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat           10.00 – 18.00
Thur, Fri Lates    10.00 – 20.00
Sun.                     11.00 – 18.00


Exhibition from June 8 to July 31 2024
Opening Reception on Friday, June 7, 6 – 9pm
The exhibition combines works from two series by British artist and photographer Simon Roberts: “The Celestials” and “Cloud Negatives”.
During the global pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, satellite images released by NASA and the European Space Agency showed a dramatic drop in nitrogen dioxide emissions; the skies were clearer, bluer, the earth was breathing again. The cyanotypes in the series The Celestials were created during that time, using negatives of photographs Roberts had taken from plane windows on historic work expeditions over the preceding years. The Prussian blue of the cyanotypes, a colour that is not found in nature, is brought about by a chemical reaction that produces ferric ferrocyanide. They evoke an otherworldly, dreamlike intensity that is augmented in several cases by layering multiple negatives – creating „fictional“ images and allowing us to „look at what can’t be seen“.
The same is true for the large-format black&white prints in the series Cloud Negatives, which were made using the same photographic negatives. Both series work with a degree of abstraction that touch on the essence of what many people experience in our time of the climate emergency: our altered states and perspectives, collective uncertainty and deepening awareness of the interconnectedness between humans and the natural world.
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Join us on a reflective journey as we present a week-long screening of artist Simon Roberts’ compelling film, An Avoidable Loss, A Failure of State.

This poignant piece weaves Roberts’ seascape photographs, captured daily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with government press conference recordings, personal testimonials, and a moving monologue by actor, Rory Kinnear.

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the first lockdown of the pandemic, the film encourages us to contemplate the profound impact of the crisis. Exploring themes of grief, outrage, and asking critical questions surrounding the government’s response, it offers an immersive experience that some may find deeply emotional. Four years on, the film tries to comprehend the unprecedented challenges faced by society in 2020.

23-28 March 2024.

The film will be screening in Room 11 and is included as part of the price of general admission.

🎟️: Book your tickets here.


There will also be an exclusive one-off screening at Flowers Gallery in London

Saturday 23 March 2024

82 Kingsland Road, London E2

The 33 minute film will be introduced by Simon Roberts, followed by a Q&A.

Free admission, RSVP essential here.


I’ve released a new print from my archive as part of this group exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery (Print Sales).

It will be on show alongside the works of eleven other artists who have responsed to the theme of winter landscape.

The Winter Editions is a new collection that celebrates the beauty, wonder, and whimsy of the season as the winter’s festivities begin. Twelve artists interpret the theme in their distinctive style, inviting us to embark on a visual journey through winter landscapes that span from the vast expanse of the Siberian Arctic to the lush and mystical forests of Croatia.

Image: Building a Landscape Part I, Devil’s Dyke (single screen video, 4min, edition 3)

Flowers Gallery is pleased to present the 41st edition of the annual Small is Beautiful exhibition, which will take place at the Cork Street gallery and online.

Flowers first introduced Small Is Beautiful in 1974, inviting a select group of contemporary artists working across various media to produce works at a fixed scale of no more than 7 x 9 inches. Since its inception, the show has provided a rare opportunity to showcase smaller pieces by internationally recognised names and discover new talents.

I’m showing two new works from my ongoing series A Scene Most Unfit For A Picture, exploring a landscape in Sussex, which can be viewed here and here.

Building a Landscape Part 2, Devil’s Dyke
Pigment print in perspex box frame (can be purchased as a pair with ‘Building a Landscape, Part 1)
26 x 21 x 4 cm
10 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 1 5/8 in
Edition of 7

You can see all of the pieces in the show here:

The latest exhibition of my series, Beneath The Pilgrim Moon, will be on show in Milan, Italy, at Other Size Gallery. It is curated by Claudio Compositi in collaboration with MC2 Gallery.

Prendre le Soleil (Taking the Sun) explores the fascination that this star exerts on contemporary artists. The works of visual artists, photographers, musicians and videographers will interact in spaces with scientific imagery.

Each artist testifies to the power or ambivalence of the sun which has been and remains a major and inexhaustible source of creation. From photography to performance, including sculpture, drawing, embroidery, writing and even video, all mediums are called upon to better approach this inaccessible star, in order to observe it, s grasp it and imagine it, to represent it.

I will be showing a video created by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo where I was filmed in a somewhat futile attempt to photograph 24 sunsets across the Earth’s time zones in 24 hours! Chasing the Sun became a global print and TV campaign for Citizen Watch.

The exhibition is on show at Hangar Y in Meudon, a suburb of Paris. .

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Above: Screengrab from Chasing the Sun

My series, Cathedrals Are Built in the Future, will be included in this exhibition by Cuban and European artists «Where are you from? Cuba Photography Missions” at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba) from 20 October 2023.

The exhibition, sponsored by the University of the Arts (ISA) and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp, includes on its list the names of Bert Danckaert and Charlotte Lybeer, from Belgium; Simon Roberts, from England, and Ulla Deventer, from Germany; as well as the Cubans Liudmila and Nelson, Linnet Sánchez, Ricardo Elías and Ossain Raggi; The latter is also co-curator of the collective display of photographs and videos, together with Joachim Naudts.

With the technical assistance of Margarita González Lorente, curator of the MNBA, «Where are you from? Cuba Photography Missions” proposes an approach to reality in the country from the personal poetics of our artists and their European counterparts, assuming Cuban contemporaneity as a topic of reflection, among universal aspects that specify the thematic and formal coherence of the exhibition.


© Golf Paysan, Flamanville, 2021, Série Impressions of Normandie

Simon ROBERTS: Un air de vacances

Exhibition from September 8 to October 21 2023

Opening with the artist on Thursday September 7, from 6pm to 9pm

For the upcoming September season, the Sit Down gallery is pleased to present Un air de vacances, by photographer Simon Roberts. The exhibition invites us to discover a British artist’s view of French people on vacation. Through his series Impressions of Normandie , Simon Roberts captures a panorama of outdoor leisure activities. These scenes of seaside bathing, cycling and picnics, far from being trivial, are part of a history of landscape that is either English or French.

This series was made during a residency at the Centre Photographique Rouen Normandie and the Château de Flamanville.


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Between Tides is the resulting exhibition from my 2022 Artist in Residence programme with Guernsey Museums & Galleries.

The residency focussed on Guernsey’s harbours – St Peter Port and St Sampson’s –  which I explored with large format landscape photographs, a series of portraits, and video work, the notion of territory and identity. The artist in residence programme is a collaboration between Guernsey Photography Festival and Guernsey Museums & Galleries.  Since 2012 it has welcomed Martin Parr (UK), Klavdij Sluban (Slovenia), Michelle Sank (South Africa), Jason Wilde (UK), Mark Power (UK), Gregoire Eloy (France),  Sian Davey (UK) and Cristina De Middel (Spain/ Mexico).

Guernsey’s harbours – St Peter Port and St Sampson – have long played a crucial role in the history of the island. The former was used since ancient times by the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans, but both ports became important strategic locations during World War II. The sites have continued evolving over the centuries and become vital for the island’s trade and commerce. Fuel tankers now discharge alongside berths where quarrymen once loaded stone onto sailing ships. Over a hundred years ago, majestic ‘three masters’ docked for passengers relieved to walk ashore after a long and perilous journey. Now travellers drive off the fast ferries while cruise ships disembark their passengers keen to photograph the picturesque seafront and its layers of multicoloured facades. The harbours have been the island’s lifeline and remain so to this day.

The exhibition runs from Friday 30th June until Monday 28th August, open daily 10am-5pm.

The private view is 29th June, 6.30-7.30pm, before which there will be an opportunity to hear me discuss this project and my career with Jean-Christophe Godet in the Frossard Theatre from 5.30-6.30pm . Tickets to this talk are FREE, however must be booked in advance through Eventbrite, details will be released on our social media.

This exhibition has been printed entirely on recyclable materials.