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Tim Mara - Exhibition

Tim Mara - Exhibition

Venue

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Dates

21 Sep 2019-29 Mar 2020

Category

Arts and Culture

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161 -29
21/9/2019

10am

‘All day’ event
No booking required

Prices

​Free Admission

A new exhibition featuring highly innovative prints by Irish artist and former Wolverhampton Polytechnic student Tim Mara will go on display at Wolverhampton Art Gallery next month. Bringing together loans from his family and Advanced Graphics London with works from the Gallery’s collection, this show seeks to give an overview of Mara’s output, from his early days studying at Wolverhampton Polytechnic between 1970 and 1973, through to his teaching career at the Royal College of Art.

His prints are heavily populated with details, colour and patterns; they are crammed with visual clues that seem to lead to possible narratives and plots.

The 6 month exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery showcases complex, multi-layered compositions and how they were painstakingly constructed, with the artist designing his own wallpapers, sourcing his own props and casting friends as characters, like a film director setting up a scene. There will be 26 framed prints on display, alongside one of Mara’s sketch books, a beautiful book of screen prints he co-produced with Chris Plowman and a small digitally printed ceramic work by his daughter, artist Alice Mara. 

Visitors are also invited to a season launch on Friday 20 September from 4.30pm where there will be a talk and tour of the exhibition. 

For more information, please email art.gallery@wolverhampton.gov.uk​ or call 01902 550535.


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