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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Tina Dempsey: soil.asleep.chill

For the two new Whitaker commissions; The Old Entrance and The Banners, Tina Dempsey spent time exploring The Whitaker’s eclectic collections and the grounds in which it sits.

The resulting installations are a museum within the museum. Groups of responsive drawings, collages and sculptures are intermingled with objects from both The Whitaker and the artists personal collections.
  • Dates
    Tuesday 17th May 2022 – Thursday 11th August 2022
  • Tickets

    Free, no booking required.

The last two years of lockdowns and restrictions have concentrated Dempsey’s site-specific practice to the North West coast where she lives. Building a collection of natural and artist-made artefacts that offer a new viewpoint and understanding of the landscape.

The inland outing to the Whitaker offered a familiar vista with its beautiful collections of shells, rocks and fossils, and objects that continue to fascinate and intrigue her.

Photo Credit: Matt Wilkinson

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