Leeds Talk: Joanne Coates & Thomas Duffield – 27th Sept, 2017

Miniclick’s Yorkshire outpost, working alongside Village, is going from strength to strength. In September we’re back at The Brunswick in Leeds for an evening on the theme of ‘Graduation’ with two photographers who have been creating beautiful and highly acclaimed work since leaving university, Joanne Coates and Thomas Duffield.


Weds 27th Sept, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Brunswick, Leeds. 

Free Entry.


Joanne Coates



Joanne Coates is a Visual storyteller. Based in Yorkshire. She has a poetic approach to photography. Coates work focuses on a documentary approach to everyday stories. Joanne is inspired by rurality, literature and Northern Realism.  Her work has been exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally. She graduated from London College of Communication in 2015.


Thomas Duffield

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ThomasDuffield (9 of 15)

“Our home was a static caravan that sat quietly in a field with walls entangled with Ivy, on a small farm where my mother and father began to raise my sister and I. During this time my father struggled with a heroin addiction. However difficult it may have been at times for my mother and father, to my memory we had a charmed life growing up.

As children, my father’s addiction was not discussed and after he left, years passed with little contact. It was only much later that I learnt of the complexities of my parent’s relationship. I now meet with my father regularly to offer some support as he undergoes a detox. When we meet up we talk about nothing in particular.

‘The whole house is shaking’ then, investigates the concealed addiction within the family and looks towards the emotional reverberations that continue as a result of this.”



Weds 27th Sept, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Brunswick, Leeds. 

Free Entry.


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