September –
October 2016

Inspired by the 950th
anniversary of the
Battle of Hastings

Marcus Harvey/ Inselaffe

Marcus Harvey

Jerwood Gallery presents a major exhibition of the celebrated English artist and painter Marcus Harvey. Part of the YBA (Young British Artists) movement, Harvey is a regular visitor of, and is closely associated with, Hastings - having family living in the town. His recent work aligns well with key aspects of 1066 history; its naval history, heroes & villains and the topography of the area/coastal landscape.

The exhibition will centre around Harvey's most recent work in ceramics, which forges motifs and emblems of Britishness: such as military memorabilia and joke shop knick-knacks into collaged portraits of historical figures - from Nelson to Margaret Thatcher, and from Napoleon to Tony Blair. 

‘Inselaffe’ is a German word meaning ‘Island Monkeys’ and is used perhaps derogatively - but mostly light heartedly - to describe the people of England. It derives from a tongue in cheek theory that evolution must have stalled in the UK, as British people behave in such a yobbish manner.

The exhibition will be the largest public exposure of Harvey’s work to date and will run from 16 July - 16 October 2016.

Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday 11am - 5pm  Bank Holiday Monday 11am - 5pm 

Image credits: Mark Cocksedge.




A very brief documentary:

DATE: 16 Jul - 16 Oct 2016
TIME: 11-am - 5-pm
Jerwood Gallery
Rock-a-Nore Road,
TN34 3DW
Adults - £9, Child (5-16) - £3.50 (under 5 - free), Family - £20, Seniors - £8, Students/Disabled/Unemployed - £6

No booking required.


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