Left Behind - Capturing the Moor Hospital
'Left Behind: Capturing the Moor Hospital’ is an exhibition by Chamber member, Nick Dagger Photography, and showcases Lancaster’s abandoned 19th Century psychiatric hospital, the first asylum in Lancashire. The project sets the scene of what was left behind after closing its doors in 2000 and before the complex was given a new lease of life and redeveloped as luxury homes in 2013.
Alongside the haunting and powerful images, the exhibition will also display historical artefacts from the Moor Hospital, a collection provided by Lancashire County Council.
The exhibition will run at Lancaster City Museum from Saturday 3rd December to Sunday 19th February. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and entry is free. First Friday will also be hosting an exclusive preview on Friday 2nd December, with a special Meet the Artist session and a unique photographic workshop in the historic cellars of the Museum. On the 9th December, Natalie Mullen, a PHd student at Lancaster University, will hold a talk in the Museum entitled 'Coping with Confinement: Patient Experience in Lancashire County Asylum’.
"As a Lancastrian born and bred, it is such an honour to be working with Lancaster City Museum on this project and to have the opportunity to display this exhibition in the heart of my home city"
“The Moor Hospital is an iconic building in our city of heritage and for as long as I can remember I have always wondered what lay within. With the support of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce North Lancashire, Lancaster Arts City, The Bay and Lancaster BID, the aim of this exhibition is to invite the curious Lancaster public and its visitors in to the city to look behind the curtains of this once secretive and intriguing building.”
More information about this unique event can be found on the Nick Dagger Photography website www.nickdaggerphotography.com/events/) and the Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/137904776682567/)