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Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of the Circus expired Free

Posted by: Circus250
Posted on: Apr. 04, 2018
Category: Other Events
Type: In Person
Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of the Circus - Circus Events - CircusTalk
To celebrate 250 years of circus, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) presents a major exhibition that pays homage to the greatest show on earth. Sawdust and Sequins will feature historic and contemporary art, inspired by the magic, thrills and spills of the Big Top.

Since it began in the1700s, circus has become a worldwide phenomenon and a rich source of inspiration for artists. From historical depictions of familiar circus scenes to contemporary works exploring the glamour and grit, the exhibition will survey the complex, compelling nature of circus and why it still captures our imaginations.

Sawdust and Sequins features works by contemporary artists including Sir Peter Blake RWA (Hon), Abigail Lane, Eileen Cooper OBE RA, Beth Carter, PJ Crook MBE RWA, Stephen Jacobson VPRWA and George Tute RWA, as well as new commissions by artists Sadie Tierney, Katharine Jones and Abigail Lane
The exhibition includes historic works by Dame Laura Knight RA RWA, Edward Seago, Walter Sickert RA, David Bomberg, Duncan Grant RWA, Robert Colquhoun, Thérèse Lessore (on loan from The British Council, Arts Council Collection, Government Art Collection, Royal Academy, Royal College of Art and Leeds Art Gallery amongst others).

(Photo credit: Acrobat, Eileen Cooper RA, 2012, oil on canvas ©Eileen Cooper)

An exhibition of Peter Lavery’s circus photography accompanies the exhibition. His intimate, tell-all portraits document the unseen reality of life in the circus from the 1970s to the present day.

Exhibition open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
CLOSED Mondays
Date: Mar. 24, 2018 -
June 03, 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (Lisbon, London)
Online event URL:
Location: Royal West of England Academy
Queens Road BS8 1PX
Bristol
United Kingdom

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