Lucy Skaer - Leonora

11 Oct 2016 – 17 Dec 2016

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Tuesday to Friday 10.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 11.30am - 5.00pm

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Sidney Cooper Gallery

Canterbury, United Kingdom

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  • Canterbury West or Canterbury East

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This October the Sidney Cooper Gallery showcases internationally renowned, contemporary visual artist Lucy Skaer’s significant installation ‘Leonora’.


In 2006, Skaer came across two works by surrealist artist and novelist Leonora Carrington at the Tate and it was the discovery of these two small drawings which led to Skaer embarking on a journey to meet their author later that year.

The pieces in this installation are a response to the meeting which happened in Carrington’s home in Mexico and pulls together Skaer’s diverse practice which employs sculpture, drawing, printmaking and film into a portrait of the encounter.

In 2009 Skaer was shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize and has shown extensively nationally and internationally including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2010, Kunsthalle Basel, 2009, Fruitmarket Gallery, 2008 and Venice Biennale, 2007

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