Bounty: A Case of Preposterous Optimism

14 Oct 2010 – 28 Oct 2010

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Morley Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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An exhibition centred around the voyage of the Bounty from London to Tahiti in 1787 to collect breadfruit plants to grow as food for the African slaves in the West Indies. This exhibit was originally initiated and shown in the APT Gallery in October 2007 to coincide with the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery. Gallery Talks: Tim Cousins: BOUNTY IMAGES Tuesday 19 October, 12.30 - 1.30pm A guided talk on interpretations of the theme and an open debate centred round the exhibits. Cuillin Bantock: DON'T SHOOT ALBATROSSES Tuesday 19 October, 6 - 7pm An illustrated exploration of the relationship between the BOUNTY story and the historical shift from the Age of Enlightenment to the Romantic Movement. Scott Plear: DON'T LET TRUTH GET IN THE WAY OF A GOOD STORY Thursday 21 October, 6 - 7pm An illustrated talk tracing the interpretation of the BOUNTY story in film with reference to the directors, cast, film-locations, musical scores and period attitudes.


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