Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 - 1997 is an exhibition of rare and iconic photographs, artefacts and memorabilia from the early years of Oasis, the most significant band to emerge from the UK in the past two decades.
Chasing The Sun takes us on the band’s supercharged journey from a Manchester rehearsal studio to international rock stardom, via three landmark albums - Definitely Maybe, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, and Be Here Now - and many legendary gigs, from London’s 100 Club to Glastonbury Festival to their era-defining two night stand at Knebworth House.
Visionary French filmmaker Chris Marker (1921–2012) created vivid film-essays that lace realism with science fiction and lyricism with politics. Changing his name, declining to be photographed or interviewed, Marker was both enigma and legend. His influence extends across art, experimental film and mainstream cinema: his 1962 masterpiece La Jetée was the basis of Terry Gilliam’s 1995 Twelve Monkeys
John Ruskin: Photographer and Draughtsman is the first museum exhibition to explore how the new medium of photography played a pivotal role in the evolution of this leading Victorian’s influential thinking.
Bringing together daguerreotypes (unique copper photographic plates) –rarely on public display – with related drawings and watercolours, the exhibition shows how Ruskin used photography to build his understanding of landscape and architecture from which developed an entire philosophy of life that resonated throughout Victorian Britain and beyond.
Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda that led to the deaths of an estimated one million people, this exhibition brings work by Rwandan photographers to international audiences for the first time. These intimate images of everyday life in the Great Lakes communicate the complexities of survival after mass violence. How do you live side by side with people who killed your families? How can you rebuild lives that were almost completely destroyed? Read more »
This exhibition focuses on the work of architect William Kent in early Georgian Britain. It will reveal how his artistic inventiveness set the style for his age in a time when Britain reinvented itself as a new nation, developing an Italian-inspired style.
All too often artists with talent in several fields become recognized for just one. This is the starting point for a journey through the creative life and oeuvre of Beryl Bainbridge, who was best known as a writer, but was also a highly accomplished visual artist. This exhibition shows Bainbridge's paintings, etchings and drawings for the first time in London, contextualised by material from her novels, and offers the rare opportunity to see a range of her first editions and archival material from the British Library.
This exhibition will bring together a series of largely unseen paintings by Ansel Krut (b.1959) in what will be the most significant exhibition of Krut’s work to date.
Krut’s painting subverts still life by linking objects to make playful and often dark characters and forms. His provocative and comic inventions, drawing on paradoxes, vaudeville and peep show, are poised between absurdity and moral criticism.
The exhibition will bring together a selection of Krut’s paintings, profiling the work of this extraordinary and influential artist.