Sophie Tyrrell: The Uncivilised Sun

15 Feb 2018 – 24 Mar 2018

Event times

16th February - 24th March

Cost of entry

Free entry

The Portico Library

Manchester, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • Manchester Piccadilly

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Sophie Tyrrell: The Uncivilised Sun
Exhibition launch and live performance.


Sophie Tyrrell is a painter, sculptor and performance artist with a background in theatre and storytelling. Her Magnificent Menagerie of Mrs Strange, a group of larger-than-life wearable artworks created for the National Trust in 2017, comes to The Portico this February alongside prints, paintings and researches into the library’s collection. Through books and artworks, Sophie illuminates the links between diverse traditions in myth, folklore and popular culture, exploring the idea of ‘uncivilisation’ and the alternative histories we share across borders and among peoples.

Join Sophie and her performers for the free public launch evening on Thursday 15th February from 6pm.

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James Moss

James Moss

Exhibiting artists

Sophie Tyrrell


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