In Defence of Industry | Opening Night

A few photographs from the bustling opening event for In Defence of Industry, our new commission for Lost Stations from Felicity Hammond. We welcomed guests from all over the UK to join us in celebrating the launch of this special piece, which focuses on the history of Barrow-in-Furness and the wider cumbrian landscape. The night included a fascinating artist talk from Felicity which gave a brilliant insight into her practice and the process behind the creation of In Defence of Industry. The entire artist talk will soon be available for viewing on our vimeo channel.

The British Journal of Photography have featured the piece on over on there website. You can read the article here.

The exhibition remains open until 26th May and by appointment until 31st May. To make an appointment, please call our office on 01229 838592 or email

Please also note that Felicity will be hosting a free digital photography workshop on Saturday 3rd June, as part of the Lost Stations programme here at Cooke’s Studios. Details of how to apply can be found here.

In Defence of Industry © Felicity Hammond, Photo provided by the artist