Tim Mills, Picturing England’s High Streets

Tim Mils, Photographers Talk
17th November, 6 PM – 7.30 PM
Zoom, Free to attend, Book here


For the past year, artist Tim Mills has been working as Photographer in Residence in Coventry, part of Picturing High Streets, a national cultural programme for High Street Heritage Action Zones.

Using a socially engaged approach working alongside local communities, Tim has created a contemporary response to The Burges, one of the few traditional historic high street areas surviving in Coventry.

Operating within a small, localised geographical area and, informed by industries that defined the city of the past and those that shape it today, he has explored the exchange of goods and services by engaging with shop owners and the wider community in photographic acts and workshops, harnessing the skills and expertise of local businesses to create the art works.

Tim has produced a range of small, experimental studies that continue his preoccupation with ideas of transience, place, heritage and community. Using photography, moving image, sound, textiles and performance, the collaborative outcomes feature multiple authors and voices.

From 12th November to 27th November, a selection of these outcomes will be displayed as public interventions in and around The Burges and Palmer Lane, with the aim of establishing a dialogue between concept, content and place.

An Historic England, Photoworks and GRAIN Projects commission.