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Alice Maher emerged in the 1990s as one of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists. This is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK and includes representative pieces in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, drawing and photography. Maher consistently draws upon myths, tales and legends, some of them rooted in her Irish Catholic background whilst others are drawn from classical or medieval sources. Informed by a distinctively rural upbringing, her materials range from the traditional bronze of her Double Venus to the naturally discomfiting – briars, thorns, nettles, berries and snails. LECTURES Djanogly Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Admission free. Friday 20 April 6.30-7.30pm Gill Perry, Head of Art History, the Open University will give an introductory lecture on the work of Alice Maher. Wednesday 2 May 1-2pm Ceramicist and Lustre exhibitor Andrew Tanner, will talk about his collaboration with Alice Maher. GALLERY TALK Djanogly Art Gallery, admission free. Wednesday 30 May 1-2pm Alice Maher will give a talk about her work in the gallery. Places for all lectures and gallery talks should be booked in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.