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Paula Rego

Childhood and Imagination in British Literature

Sat 21 Sep 2024 – Sun 5 Jan 2025

Djanogly Gallery


Opening times

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 12noon-4pm

Closed Mondays

Launch event: Friday 20 September, 7-9pm

Paula Rego was one of the great artists of our time, whose work tells stories that combine fantasy, imagination, innocence, and cruelty, in order to explore life in all its complexity and mystery.

This new exhibition casts a spotlight on her remarkable practice as a graphic artist, and particularly the British literary influences that inspired her most ambitious bodies of works in printmaking: Nursery Rhymes, Peter Pan and Jane Eyre. Showcasing each series of prints combined with unseen preparatory sketches, etching plates and other ephemera, this rare exhibition offers an insight into how Rego transforms this material into startlingly original and unexpected pictures.

This exhibition is curated by Hayward Gallery Touring in association with The Estate of Paula Rego.

Main image: Sing a Song of Sixpence (The Queen in the Parlour) (from the Nursery Rhymes series) 1989 by Paula Rego. © The Estate of Paula Rego. All Rights Reserved, 2024.


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