Grundy Art Gallery is excited to announce the launch of its Autumn 2020 Exhibition 'THE LIGHTS'. Taking its title from the shorthand for how Blackpool Illuminations are referred to locally, this exhibition is timed to coincide with the town's annual season of light including Lightpool Festival and Blackpool Illuminations itself.
Providing an opportunity for visitors to see all of Grundy's light art works together for the first time, 'THE LIGHTS' will include world renowned contemporary artist Tracey Emin; one of the originators of 1960's Conceptual art, Joseph Kosuth and five new works that have been brought into the collection this year. With support from Art Fund's New Collecting Award, works by Turner Prize nominees Mark Titchner and Andrea Büttner, British sculptor and disability rights activist, Tony Heaton OBE; prize-winning film-maker Chris Paul Daniels and Venture Arts emerging artist, Amy Ellison from Manchester, all now take their place in Grundy's collection.
Grundy Art Gallery has signed up to and obtained the new VisitEngland 'We're Good To Go' Covid safe industry standard. To obtain the standard, businesses and attractions must show that they have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and are adhering to all of the latest government guidelines and making necessary changes around social distancing, staff training and health and safety.
'THE LIGHTS' will be supported by a remotely delivered programme of engagement activities. Please see Grundy's website www.thegrundy.org, follow us on social media or contact us on 01253 478170 for further information.
IMAGE CREDIT: Mark Titchner, Plenty and Progress, 2016. © the artist, Courtesy Grundy Art Gallery Collection, Blackpool Council. Purchased through Art Fund New Collecting Awards.
23 Sep 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
Please note: last admission to the gallery is 15:40.