Presented in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, Hide and Seek is a remarkable collection of unique works on paper spanning almost 40 years, and complimented from a selection of hand-picked drawings from the Swindon Collection by Eileen Cooper RA.
Cooper’s practice as a painter and printmaker is underpinned by highly individual drawings, which reveal her working methods and strongly autobiographical preoccupations. Celebrating themes including sexuality, birth, family, creativity and identity, Cooper’s distinctive imagery has afforded her much recognition and critical acclaim.
To accompany the exhibition we have a number of events taking place. Please visit our events page for more information.
Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery host
In Conversation with Eileen Cooper
12 May, 7.30pm
Free Friday lunch time talks
6 May, 1 July & 19 August
12.30 – 1.00pm
3 & 10 August, 11am-2pm
As part of the exhibition, we are delighted to present an excerpt from Itch Film’s forthcoming documentary on Eileen Cooper, which is still in the early stage of production.
Thanks to award-winning duo Charlie Paul and Lucy Paul for allowing us to show this exclusive footage. www.charliepaul.co.uk
Swindon Museum & Art Gallery is grateful to Rabley Contemporary for its support in hosting the exhibition.