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drawing exhibition in Birmingham

Thomas Bock & Edmund Clark

Wednesday 06 December 2017 – Sunday 11 March 2018

Joint exhibition exploring the relationship between identity, crime, trauma, and visual art in the work of two artists: Thomas Bock (1793-1855) was trained in Birmingham as an engraver and miniature painter; in 1823 he was transported to Australia for 14 years where he made a living through his portraits of government officials, wealthy farmers, businessmen and their families. This exhibition includes drawings, paintings and photographs. Edmund Clark is a contemporary British artist and is Ikon's artist-in-residence (until 2018) at Europe’s only entirely therapeutic prison, HMP Grendon, in Buckinghamshire. This exhibition is the culmination of his residency, comprising photography, video and installation.

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Keyword tags

Australia | convict art | crime | prison | punishment


Ikon Gallery
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham West Midlands B1 2HS
phone 0121 248 0708
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