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Martin Parr: The Colouring Event

Martin Parr, New Brighton, England, 1983-85 © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos​

Martin Parr, New Brighton, England, 1983-85 © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos​

Meet Martin Parr as he launches The Martin Parr Coloring Book!; it's time to get out your crayons and coloured pencils

Be inspired to create a new version of a classic Parr―sunbathers in Speedos, tea-drinkers and rainbow cakes, socks with sandals―and in the process, experience his vision in a new way. A riotous take on the eccentricities and peculiarities of today’s world, for all fans of Parr’s work.

Colourful and with tongue-in-cheek photographs, his comedy of contemporary manners have been transformed into a colouring book. Parr’s publication is an affectionate and hilarious catalogue of human foibles―our bad fashion choices, messy foods, trashy souvenirs and the tourists who buy them and all the often-overlooked silly details of our daily life rendered afresh.

All entries for the Martin Parr Coloring Book! contest must be received by 2 December 2017. To enter, contestants must post a photo of their coloured in rendition of New Brighton, England, 1982-85 (coloured within the book pages only) on Instagram and tag with #ParrColoringContest and @aperturefnd. After the close of the contest on 2 December 2017, Martin Parr will judge the entries. The winner will win a signed print of New Brighton, England, 1983-85.

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2 November 2017 at 18.00–19.00