Pat Flynn: Half-life of a Miracle

25 Sep 2015 – 17 Apr 2016

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free admission

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom


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The exhibition Half-life of a Miracle presents a decade of photography and film by British contemporary artist Pat Flynn from 2005 to 2015 for the most comprehensive survey of his art to date.


We all tell ourselves stories in order to make sense of the ‘reality’ of the world around us. Flynn’s stories are drawn from popular culture, art history and his experience of growing up in Greater Manchester. Together they provide the starting point for his digital imagery, entirely created using 3D computer graphics software. The Wizard of Oz, the Church of Catherine of Siena in Lowton near Wigan and American minimalist artist Dan Flavin are all source material for his photograph Juice 2015 for example. By making fiction appear as fact, Half-life of a Miracle highlights and questions the reliability of our belief systems.

Exhibiting artists

Pat Flynn


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