Laurence Payot will be the first of the Dialogue Box 2009 exhibitors.

Her exhibition 'Back to the Future' will open in the gallery window on the 17th February and will be up until 25th February.

'Looking at today with the eyes of the future…'

'Laurence Payot's new work for Dialogue Box challenges people's perceptions of their everyday surroundings, of what is considered common place in our current culture, and how this would be perceived in 10 or 20 years time.

In February 2009, these pictures were taken in the main streets of Hanley, in the style of postcards, inspired by photographs of Hanley in tourist prospectuses, and of black and white photographs of Hanley on the walls of the museum. These photographs were then manipulated to look like they had been left on windows for a long period of time, discoloured by years of sun and moonlight.'

For more information please visit www.laurencepayot.com