M16 Artspace

HARD YAKKA | UK Frederick

A celebration of the iconic flannel shirt, exploring its cultural significance and bridging art, labour, and memory


Event Details



Event Starts

Mar 21, 2024 18:00

Event Ends

Apr 14, 2024 17:00

UK Frederick 

‘HARD YAKKA’ delves into the cultural significance of the flannel shirt, a beloved garment transcending social divides from artists to farmers and labourers.


Long before the rise of hi-vis uniforms, the flannel shirt symbolised rural life, manual work in trades, life outdoors and working-class identity. Delving into the intersection of art and labour, Frederick draws on photographic practices, ceramics and pattern to investigate the sensory qualities of disembodied clothing and the memories they invoke

‘HARD YAKKA’ will open alongside our other exhibitions: ‘#’ by Guy Morgan and ‘Layered Land: Time, Fragility, Repair’ by Barbara Dawson.

Don’t miss the opening of these fantastic exhibitions on Thursday 21 March, from 6-8pm.

This event is free to attend, register your interest via the ticket link below to RSVP!
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Exhibitions run from Friday 22 March to Sunday 14 April

Gallery opening times: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 – 5pm.

Image credit: UK Frederick, Flanniegram 1, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist
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