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Myth and History - exhibition

Group show at The Bristol Gallery. 2009
Date: 19 September, 2009 until 29 October, 2009
Curator: Dr Dorothy Rowe
Organiser: The Bristol Gallery

Myth and History was  the inaugural exhibition at The Bristol Gallery, 19 September - 29 October 2009. Dr Dorothy Rowe of University of Bristol curated the exhibition, which featured Lubaina Himid, Patrick Haines, Deborah van der Beek, Emma Tooth, Tina Hill, Phil Sayers, and Mark Parkinson. From the Preface, by Dr. Rowe:

… “Myth and History explores the myriad ways in which contemporary artists engage with western traditions of narrative, fable, storytelling and legend in literature, art, history and personal experience through painting, drawing, photography, installation and sculpture. Relationships between myth and history are evidently blurred; the artists presented here take their cue from such ambiguities in creating their own versions of events, questioning and re-writing histories and re-telling their own myths and legends. Internationally acclaimed artist Lubaina Himid produces modern History paintings that make visible the otherwise invisible threads of historical narratives as part of an everyday conversation…”

Related items

click to show details of Myth and History - catalogue

»  Myth and History - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2009

People in this exhibition - view 5

»  Tina Hill

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Mark Parkinson

Born, 1964 in Preston, Lancashire

»  Emma Tooth

Born in Cambridge, date unknown

»  Deborah van der Beek

Born in London, date unknown

Exhibition venues

»  The Bristol Gallery

Bristol, United Kingdom