Sean Lynch: A Murmur, Repeated

20 Jul 2019 – 28 Sep 2019

Event times

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm

Cost of entry

Free Entry

John Hansard Gallery

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Southampton Central

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John Hansard Gallery present a new exhibition, A Murmur, Repeated, by Irish artist Sean Lynch.

Beside a varied collection of artefacts, props and sculptures, Lynch presents a new video, shot in Southampton with collaborators Gina Moxley and Timmy Creed.


Time travel and spirit possession drive a surreal narrative where a bard from the seventeenth century ends up encountering the empty car park of an out-of­business Toys R Us, Southampton's geothermal plant, IBIS hotels and the streetscape of the city centre.

Caught between a desire to fit into the constraints of the contemporary world and the seemingly liberal possibilities of a more poetic, distant life of the past, Lynch's central character offers up many opinions about the construction of public space and the role of history. 

A new publication, featuring an essay by Kevin Barry and further writings by Sean Lynch will be launched in September on Thursday 26 September at the Gallery from 6-8pm.


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