Reimag(in)ing the Victorians

Reimag(in)ing the Victorians

Reimag(in)ing the Victorians

Contemporary Art

Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts
Sat 23 September 2023 - Sun 7 January 2024

Open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm | Sunday, 12noon-4pm | Closed Mondays

Admission Free

From taxidermy and photography to forgotten lives and colonial histories, this exhibition explores how leading contemporary artists reimagine the Victorians in their work. By exploring how artists creatively respond to the 19th century, the exhibition asks why its legacies still matter today.

Through the display of work by artists including Yinka Shonibare, Sally Mann, Mark Dion, Ingrid Pollard, Polly Morgan and Tessa Farmer, alongside Victorian taxidermy and images by 19th-century practitioners like John James Audubon and Julia Margaret Cameron, the exhibition invites viewers to rediscover the Victorians through contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs that reimag(in)e them in ‘the present’.

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