Current Exhibition

The Grand Tour | Claire Partington, Emily Allchurch, James B Webster, Matt Smith

Current Exhibition

The Grand Tour

Claire Partington, Emily Allchurch, James B Webster, Matt Smith

8 October to 7 November

We are pleased to present ‘The Grand Tour’, an exhibition that revisits the 18th century Grand Tour and applies its fascination with Classicism to a 21st century context. The exhibition features four contemporary artists: James B Webster, Emily Allchurch, Matt Smith and Claire Partington.

James B Webster’s sculptures draw on Classical ideals to explore contemporary sensibilities. This show presents a series of busts – the quintessential Grand Tour collector’s item. But where the antique tradition referenced men of gravitas from the public sphere,  James questions this projection of...