Reimag(in)ing the Victorians

Fri 22 Sep 2023 – Sun 7 Jan 2024

Djanogly Gallery

Past exhibition

This exhibition has now ended.

Past exhibition

This exhibition has now ended.

From taxidermy and photography to forgotten lives and colonial histories, this exhibition explores how leading contemporary artists reimagine the Victorians in their work.

By exploring how artists creatively respond to the 19th century, the exhibition asks why its legacies still matter today.

Through the display of work by artists including Heather Agyepong, Mat Collishaw, Dorothy Cross, Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett, Mark Fairnington, Tessa Farmer, Andrew Gilbert, Sunil Gupta, Nicolas Laborie, Debbie Lawson, Alastair and Fleur Mackie, Sally Mann, Kate MccGwire, Polly Morgan, Ingrid Pollard, Yinka Shonibare, alongside Victorian taxidermy and images by 19th-century practitioners like John James Audubon and Julia Margaret Cameron, the exhibition invites viewers to rediscover the Victorians through contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs that reimag(in)e them in ‘the present’.


Top Image: Too Many Blackamoors (9), 2015, Heather Agyepong (pictured)

Henry Moore Foundation

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