The Gallery


Amy Johnson - A Life in Pictures
Amy Johnson Festival

Sat 6th August - Sat 3rd September
Preview: Friday 5th August, 6-8pm

Far Horizons poster

Following from the Far Horizons exhibition, Amy Johnson - A Life in Pictures is our second show as part of Hull's Amy Johnson Festival, telling Amy's story via photographs from throughout Amy's life. The exhibition is split across several sites around the city, including the History centre, Freedom Centre and Western library.
The photographs on show in Artlink cover Amy Johnson's record-breaking solo flight to Australia in 1930, and are accompanied by an original engine from a DH60 Gipsy Moth.

The Book

"Amy Johnson - A Life in Pictures gathers together almost 200 photographs of Amy taken throughout her life. Her story has been told many times in words, but now these contemporary photographs provide a rich, direct, visual insight into Amy's remarkable story. The photos have been drawn from a wide range of sources, private and public, from the family archives to museum collections. Many of these photographs have not been seen before and capture Amy as a child and a student, at home with her family, on holiday, horse-riding and motor-rallying, as well as making celebrity appearances on flights across the world. An introduction by David Marchant, Museums Registrar for East Riding of Yorkshire Council provides the biographical detail to the photographs.
These moving pictures give a rare glimpse of a past era and a rapidly changing world, spanning Amy's 37 eventful years. This is a beautiful and lasting tribute to Amy Johnson on the 75th Anniversary of her death.
Hardback, 132pp, page size 270mm x 250mm. Price £18. Special price at launch events - £15. Published by Paul Gibson in partnership with Amy Johnson Festival Limited and available at Waterstones, Jameson Street, Hull and Hull Central Library. ISBN No. 978-0-9568385-8-2"

Amy Johnson Exhibition, Amy Johnson in G-AAAH Gipsy Moth Jason Amy Johnson Exhibition, close up of oil cap on 1928 De Havilland Gipsy 1 Engine Amy Johnson Exhibition, Amy johnson flight to Australia 1930. Wall display Amy Johnson Exhibition, Amy repairing Gipsy Engine Amy Johnson Exhibition, wall display with 1928 De Havilland Gipsy 1 Engine in foreground Amy Johnson Exhibition, Amy Johnson

The Festival

"2016 is the 75th anniversary of the death of Amy Johnson, Hull’s flying heroine. Born in Hull in 1903, Amy Johnson CBE was one of the most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia and set a string of other records throughout her career. Amy Johnson Festival will mark this anniversary and celebrate Amy’s life, achievements and legacy with an ambitious international programme of the arts and engineering sciences appealing to all interests and ages"

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