Art Fair

Ben Okri and Rosemary Clunie: Dreams of Our Age

6 Feb 2019 – 14 Apr 2019

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10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

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A unique collaboration between the celebrated author Ben Okri OBE FRSL and artist Rosemary Clunie. Paintings and texts take you on a journey inspired by their latest book 'The Magic Lamp'.


Following on from his current collaboration at the Serpentine Gallery, Ben Okri's new artistic dialogue is with the painter Rosemary Clunie.

In a unique dialogue between Literature & Art and our times, the exhibition of paintings and text based works has developed from their book, The Magic Lamp (published by Head of Zeus),

Extracts from the book and texts inspired by the venue guide the viewer on a tour through Over-Seas House, where paintings from the book are on display, alongside new paintings and some text based works. In a further collaborative development especially for this show, Ben Okri and Rosemary Clunie have created together 5 major new works. ROSL's important link to both Literature and Art is reflected in this unique creative exploration.

Ben Okri OBE FRSL is a Nigerian-born poet and author. His work includes the Booker-Prize-winning The Famished Road, the first in a trilogy, and Star- book, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. He has won numerous prizes, doctor- ates and awards for his contribution to literature. His latest novel is The Freedom Artist.

Rosemary Clunie is a painter, printmaker and video artist, born in Scotland and living in Hampstead. She has exhibited at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and her work is held in public and private collections.

On 27th March Ben Okri and Rosemary Clunie will discuss their collaboration on the exhibition and on the book, The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age. Informed by our world but not limited by it, the 25 adult fairy tales for our times blend wonderfully with 25 original paintings that draw you into a land of colour and vision.

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art.

Arts | Books & Literature,
Arts | Visual Arts.

Artists / Speakers: Ben Okri, Rosemary Clunie.

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