Swiss Cottage Gallery
Object Interviews by Patrick Hough
17 September - 8 November 2015
The past, props and perception is the focus of this new, free, exhibition on from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 8 November.
Swiss Cottage gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by London based Irish artist Patrick Hough. Working with moving image, photography and installation, Hough’s work examines how cinematic image of the past (as represented through film props) is indelibly embedded in our perception of history.
Props have always helped filmmakers to tell great stories. In particular, films about the past rely on props based on historical objects to show us exactly how things used to be. The exhibition focuses on Egyptian objects, such as mummies and the Naxian Sphinx, and the props that are inspired by them. It explores how much of an effect these props have on the way we think about the past - and how our own experiences can actually influence what we see. As part of the exhibition, three short films show experts in the field, including specialists from the British Museum, discussing propmaking and in psychoanalysis.
This exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council England and the Arts Council of Ireland. The exhibition events programme is in partnership with UCL Art Museum and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
There are also two free lunchtime talks as part of the exhibition, which will be run in partnership with the UCL Art Museum and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology:
Patrick Hough: Object Interviews talk, Thursday 1 October, 1pm, at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Artist Patrick Hough will discuss his exhibition Object Interviews.
Going Forth By Night talk, Friday 6 November, 1pm at Swiss
John J Johnston from the UCL Institute of Archaeology will consider the Egyptian mummy’s
role as an icon of literature and fiction.
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Swiss Cottage Gallery Visitor Information
Opening times: Mon-Thu 10am-8pm
Swiss Cottage Library and Gallery
88 Avenue Rd, London, NW3 3HA
The Gallery Programme
Solo exhibitions by artists and arts organisations based and/or working in the borough area - and beyond - reflecting the contemporary visual arts community of Camden and the visual art and design institutions in the borough.
- Exhibitions that draw attention to the artistic history of Camden and artists that have lived or worked in the borough.
- Regular exhibitions to mark local or national initiatives such as the WWI centenary or Open House.
- Annual Open Open exhibition, usually in July, which is open to all including professional and non-professional artists alike.
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