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Legacy: Two Works on Hope and Memory

  • Where:
    Firstsite, Lewis Gardens High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
  • When:
    27 September to 6 January
    10:00am to 5:00pm
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    Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Next On:
    December 10th 2018 at 10:00am
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    01206 713 700
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Legacy: Two Works on Hope and Memory
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present Legacy: Two Works on Hope and Memory, an exhibition that brings together work by ceramic artists Julian Stair and Clare Twomey.
For Stair and Twomey, clay is a material that is deeply embedded in human existence, and one that enables them to explore social and cultural processes of exchange and consumption, memory and preservation, and ritual and touch. As 2018 marks the passing of one hundred years since the end of the First World War, this exhibition offers the opportunity to reflect on both the collective and personal impact of loss, legacy, testimony and commemoration. Whilst not directly concerned with the conflict, the two works Everyman’s Dream (2013) by Twomey and Reliquary for a Common Man (2012) by Stair encompass themes and ideas associated with remembrance.

Image: Claire Twomey, Everyman’s Dream (2013) © Sophie Mutevelian