Daphne Wright. Emotional Archaeology

21 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017

Bristol, United Kingdom


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  • Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.
  • Arnolfini is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.

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A major survey exhibition of artist Daphne Wright, curated by Jo Lanyon.


Over twenty five years, often ahead of her time, Daphne Wright has developed sculptural languages and conceptual tactics that have been quietly influential. Wright’s art is the result of a relentless curiosity into how a deep engagement with materials can explore often unspoken human preoccupations.

Casting, sound recording, film making and drawing result in series of works that examine issues such as parenting, aging and mankind’s complex relationship with animals. Wright is not afraid to embrace domestic and familial subjects in order to encourage a genuine psychological commitment from the viewer. This major solo exhibition, curated by Jo Lanyon, will present a number of key works spanning Wright’s career, considering the artist as an emotional archaeologist. 

Exhibiting artists

Daphne Wright


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