“It has the surprise, and force, of a thunderbolt … There’s something rather rousing about witnessing such a reinvention so late in life” **** Alastair Sooke, The Telegraph “A visceral and mesmerising portrayal of the plight of humanity” Hastings Independent…
Lakwena Maciver, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary black artists, creates painted prayers and meditations, which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Central to her practice are words, used both as images and as anchors of meaning….
First shown at the Venice Biennale in 2017, Stephen Chambers’ The Court of Redonda depicts a cast of 101 imaginary courtiers inspired by a literary legend that developed around the tiny uninhabited Caribbean island of Redonda. This legend took shape as a fantasy in…
Coming in 2021 – dates to be confirmed Curated by James Russell In the early 1900s visitors flocked to the seaside in ever-increasing numbers, among them a diverse group of artists… This exuberant anthology show will examine a half-century of…
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