A new video has been created by the team at Huddersfield Art Gallery, and we’re sharing it ahead of an exhibition that opens this weekend (23 June 2018).
On the top floor of Huddersfield Library, the Art Gallery is home to an abundance of treasures, including a very popular Lowry which shows a view of Huddersfield.
Watch the video now, and if you fancy a visit – read on to find out about the new exhibition that opens this weekend.
New exhibition: Matthew Krishanu – The Sun Never Sets
Opening on 23 June until 15 September 2018, The Sun Never Sets is London-based artist Matthew Krishanu’s first solo show in a public-funded gallery. The exhibition brings together over 30 paintings exploring figuration, place, and memory. The works centre on two boys (the artist and his brother) growing up in Bangladesh, and their experience of a complex world that includes expatriates, missionaries, and expansive landscapes.
Matthew Krishanu says: “The paintings are about stepping into ‘another country’ – one where themes of empire, childhood and migration are explored through a combination of autobiography and imagination.”
The show includes three paintings recently acquired by the Arts Council Collection, to be exhibited together for the first time. Skeleton (2014), Boy and Mask (2017) and Ordination (2017). Questions of costume, symbol and status are raised in all these paintings – whether of adults seen performing ceremonial roles, or children posing in shorts and t-shirts.
Matthew will be attending the exhibition on both the opening and closing days, for more information please see below.
Where is Huddersfield Art Gallery?
Huddersfield Art Gallery is on the top floor of Huddersfield Library, in the centre of town. Postcode is HD1 2SU, the nearest car park is Huddersfield Market Hall.
What time is the gallery open?
Opening Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm – FREE admission.
Are there any special events taking place for the Matthew Krishanu exhibition?
Opening event: Saturday 23rd June 1 – 4pm (artist tour at 2pm)
Closing event: Saturday 15 September 1 – 4pm (artist talk at 2pm).