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13 Jan 2012

Landscape and Eschatology – conference at Tate Britain

painting of a vast apocalyptic scene - blood red sun overwhelmed by massive cloud and rock forms
The Great Day of His Wrath 1851-3 John Martin 1789-1854 Purchased 1945

Conference organised alongside the John Martin: Apocalypse exhibition at Tate Britain, London (21 September 2011-15 January 2012), having appeared at The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle and Museums Sheffield as part of The Great British Art Debate, a partnership project which was the predecessor of the British Art Network.

Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest triennial review

The consultation ran 13 January-10 February 2012. The full outcome is available to download here.

John Kirby in Liverpool

John Kirby, the living and the dead. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 13 January – 15 April

“This exhibition is the first major retrospective of the work of John Kirby, an important contemporary artist who was born and grew up in Liverpool. His paintings and sculpture explores the themes of gender, religion, sexuality and race and Kirby’s complex relationship with each of them.” (see here)