May 4 - 27, 2012
'Olympic Metamorphoses' presents recent prints and engravings by Anne Desmet RA following the transformation of the London 2012 Olympic site. Particularly interested in the construction of the main Olympic Stadium and the Velodrome, Anne Desmet explores their circular forms from above and creating abstract map-like images layering together the different phases of development.
CROSSING THE FIELD : WW1, FOOTBALL & THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE
Nov 8, 2014 - Jan 10, 2015
Mark Anstee, Gabi Cowburn, Bruno Van Dijck, Paul Hodgson, Thomas Lohmann, Eric Monbel, Marc Palmer, Jurgen Vantomme, Robin Vermeersch
The 1914 Christmas truce - one of the most enduringly fascinating, inspirational and unusual events of the First World War - is at the heart of this exhibition marking the centenary of the War.
Crossing the Field aims to recount this unique event and the ceasefire football match that took place on Christmas day, using contemporary art to depict and reflect upon the events of the War.
Through painting, photography, installation, ceramics, drawing and film, by artists from Belgium, Germany, France and the UK, the exhibition crosses boundaries, nationalities and opinions. The show gives an unconventional perception of the First World War by examining football’s power to transcend the bleakest scenes and the most difficult circumstances to bring people together.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
Dec 18, 2014 - Jan 10, 2015
An exhibition of painting, photography, film, installation and sculpture showcasing the artistic talents of the staff at Pitzhanger Manor.