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Reimag(in)ing the Victorians

Saturday 23 September - Sunday 07 January, Various times
Djanogly Gallery

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Sunday, 12noon-4pm
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Djanogly Gallery
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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’.

Find out more about this exhibition with this article from Anna McNay, from Studio International

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Other events related to this exhibition:

Date Event  
Thursday 7 December, 1-2pm Gallery Tour - New Perspectives by post-graduate researchers Find out more
Thursday 14 December, 1-2pm  Gallery Tour by Neil Walker, Head of Visual Arts Programming Find out more 

The animals used in this exhibition have been ethically sourced and were not harmed for the purposes of this exhibition. 

Top Image: Too Many Blackamoors (9), 2015, Heather Agyepong (pictured)
Image montage from left to right: Swarming Fever 2021 by Tessa Farmer © the artist, Pieces in Gallery One including works by Yinka Shonibare and Andrew Gilbert, Untitled (Sphere) 2000 by Alastair and Fleur Mackie (b.1977) Mouse skulls, wood, glass dome. copyright the artists.(on wall) Mounted Tiger Head, late-19th or early-20th century (on floor) Persian Tiger 2011 by Debbie Lawson (b.1966) Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. copyright the artist.
 Photos by Nick Dunmar.

This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. The Djanogly Gallery would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.