An exhibition dedicated to the inspirational style, culture and landscape of the North of England has arrived at Somerset House.

North: Fashioning Identity is multi-sensory representation of Northerners, from the people to the architecture, seen in the works of famous photographers, designers and artists all hailing from the North.

Over 100 photographs, fashion garments and artworks being displayed in the exhibition from the likes of iconic designer Paul Smith, artist Turner Prize-winning Mark Leckey and photographer Alasdair McLellan.

Alongside the art and fashion will be documentary film and archive photographs, highlighting how the North still remains influential in the creative process of contemporary artists. From regions such as Berwick-upon-Tweed to Birkenhead, Doncaster to Preston, artists will be reflecting on what depicts their northern identity.

A new film by Doncaster-born photographer Alasdair McLellan, called Infinity, will also be aired, where he revisits all the sites of his youth. The exhibition also spreads its wings overseas looking at how northern culture, from music, film, sport, fashion, landscapes, influences artists abroad.

Curated by SHOWstudio Editor Lou Stoppard and lecturer Adam Murray, this is one of the most stylistic representations of the North you can get.

The exhibitions runs from November 8 to February 4. It’s open from 11am to 8pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am to 6pm from Saturday to Tuesday. Tickets cost £7 or £5 for concessions. Visit