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Top Five Exhibitions this Week!

Posted on March 21, 2017


Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus


Tate Liverpool


Until 3rd September




Continuing our In Focus series, this free exhibition compares important works from the Tate collection, demonstrating a shared concern with birth, death and spirituality in both artists’ work.

At the heart is one of Britain’s most renowned artworks of the past 20 years, Tracey Emin’s (b.1963) My Bed 1998. This will be the first time My Bed has been displayed in the north of England. Featuring Emin’s own bed, it offers an unflinching self-portrait in which the artist herself is absent.

My Bed, along with drawings by Emin from the Tate collection, will be shown alongside those of the visionary British poet and artist, William Blake (1757–1827). Presented in the context of Emin’s empty bed, and symbolising the absent figure, highlights include Pity c.1975 and The Crucifixion: ‘Behold Thy Mother’ c.1805.

Blake stood against the hypocrisies of his age championing liberalism, sexual freedoms and above all freedom of expression. This new display affirms Blake’s Romantic idea of artistic truth through existential pain and the possibility of spiritual rebirth through art, shared in the work of Tracey Emin.


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Adventures in Moominland


Southbank Centre


21 Mar 2017 - 20 Aug 2017


£12 - £18


Part of Nordic Matters

Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its author, Tove Jansson.

Created in Finland, the Moomin stories are set in the fictional land of Moominvalley and centre around several oddly-shaped characters, including Moominpappa, Moominmamma, little Moomintroll and their friends.

Join us on an enthralling journey through our wondrous Moominland – clamber through forests, huddle in caves or set sail on the high seas to try and find the Moomin family. Along the way you can learn how Tove Jansson created these unique landscapes, characters and stories, while uncovering some special original drawings.

You can buy the Moomin Colouring Book for 20% off when you buy a ticket.


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Botanicals Group Show


Studio 73


3rd March – 9th April




Surely this must be the 'most wonderful time of the year'? The days widen, the temperature rises, and the light falls upon fresh colours. To celebrate this we came up with the theme of Botanicals. We had a huge response to this show and have packed the walls with vibrancy and talent!


Running from the 3rd March until the 9th April be sure to pop in and admire our world of plants and botanicals.


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Eduardo Paolozzi


Whitechapel Gallery


16 February – 14 May 2017

£13.50 / £11.95


“Gives a profound sense of an artist challenging, enquiring, innovating”  Evening Standard
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Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the Swinging Sixties and advent of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s.

This major Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective spans five decades and features over 250 works; from the artist’s post-War bronzes, revolutionary screen-prints and collages, to his bold textiles and fashion designs.

Alongside Paolozzi’s early brutalist concrete sculptures, highlights include material from his groundbreaking performance lecture Bunk! (1952), his large-scale Whitworth Tapestry (1967) and the iconic sculpture Diana as an Engine (1963).


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ABC Photography


V&A Museum of Childhood


11 February – 4 June 2017




The alphabet is reinvented in this display of critically acclaimed photographers exploring new notions of the age-old teaching tool for children – the alphabet book. I is for… Imagine, N is for… Now, W is for…Who, What, Where, Why?

The display brings together a collection of international photography heroes and acclaimed photographers from various walks of life. Among the 26 artists are Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alec Soth, Peter Lindbergh and Sebastiao Salgado.

This display is based on a book recently published by Berlin-based publishing house Tarzipan Books.


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