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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Kara Lyons
Marginalia Drawing Exhibition.

Kara Lyons is an artist and founder of Ebor Studio and GalleryFRANK in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

She is a sculptor whose works embraces drawing as a key part of her practice. Alongside partner Paul Haywood, she established Guns to Goods; an ongoing project making artworks of value from recycled guns in the interests of peacemaking, in collaboration with Greater Manchester Police and community-based charity Carisma.

Kara’s portrait of peacemaker Erinma Bell MBE was the first portrait of a woman to be unveiled in Manchester Town Hall. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

 
  • Dates
    24 July 2021 – 19 September 2021
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tickets

    FREE

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A drollery is a sketch often found in the margins of a medieval illuminated script, skilfully crafted by the professional copyist in order to relieve the boredom of the repetitive task at hand.

These doodles often depicted mythologised animals used in a playful way to subtly mock the content in the text. In these drawings, the artist attempts to capture the flavour of decoration, draftsmanship and use of animal imagery as a vehicle to critique contemporary life.

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