Exhibitions & Projects
Stamp: The Queen’s Head, Arnold Machin.
Jerome was one of a number of artists participating in Ceramic City Stories’ community led celebration of Arnold Machin’s iconic ‘profile portrait’ of Queen Elizabeth II, used on postage stamps since 1967 to the present day.
Jerome’s ‘side-selfie’ monochrome portrait photographs, and other artists’ work, were on display at Winkhill Mill, Stoke, throughout June 2022.
Back to Ours Album: Part One
October 2019: Back to Ours
Jerome spent two years documenting the creative journey of Back to Ours, Hull’s Arts Council England-funded Creative People and Places Project.
The exhibition Back to Ours Album: Part One at Artlink gallery documented some of the iconic moments he captured on the journey, the places he visited and the characters he met along the way.
Maker Portraits, We Made This
September 2018, #WeMadeThisHull
#WeMadeThis is a Hull-based community group (amateur collective) established in 2017, run entirely by volunteers, specialising in large-scale craft projects.
Jerome photographed the participants of their Hull Spirit: Iconic People and Places project.
The exhibition of portrait photographs were displayed in Hull Minster in September 2018.
Summer 2018: Freedom Festival Arts Trust & Artlink
In the year leading up to the Freedom Feastival, there were many people working very hard to sow, grow, manage, and educate. This investment and engagement was documented by Jerome, who took the portrait photographs included here and also recorded a series of podcast interviews with various growers.
Jerome photographed some of Hull’s movers and shakers during December 2017, as the city’s year in the cultural spotlight came to an end.
Presented daily on twitter, Advent People asked the question ‘What next?’ for Hull after UK City of Culture 2017 ends.
Off The Shelf
November 2017: Hull Libraries and James Reckitt Library Trust
“This retrospective from prolific photographer Jerome Whittingham, illustrates the wide variety of events that Hull Libraries have delivered, supported and produced over the past few years.
Featuring images from the Humber Mouth Literature Festival, Head in a Book, Untold Hull, James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award and The Big Malarkey Festival Jerome captures authors, artists and audiences in an exhibition that playfully presents photos “not on a shelf and not on a wall.”
Contemporary Voices: African stories in Hull & East Yorkshire
2015, William Wilberforce Monument Fund & Untold Hull
Contemporary Voices: oral histories of people of Black African heritage who have a connection with Hull and East Yorkshire before 2007. Podcast interviews and portraits by Jerome.
Butterflies and Battlefields
A Humber Mouth Literature Festival 2014 ‘special commission’.
Jerome, and writer Dave Windass, spent time with 4 families documenting the impact of dementia on family life. The resulting eBook (sadly no longer available to download) was read by thousands of people.
Photojournalism by Jerome, verbatim reporting by Dave Windass. With huge thanks to Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group.
Moved: Stories of poignant artistic experiences.
2013, Roots & Wings and Hull Libraries.
Everyone has a story of being moved by an artistic experience. Jerome collated the poignant stories of 30 of Hull’s residents. Podcast interviews (no longer available online, sorry) and portrait photographs.
Moved was funded by Roots & Wings and Hull Libraries, and was presented in 2013.