Brighton Festival 2017Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

2017
Past Festivals

Past Event

Cathie Pilkington

The Life Rooms

Anatomy of a Doll & Harmonium

Provocative and ambiguous, Cathie Pilkington’s sculptures make use of dolls in unexpected and challenging ways.

Exhibited for the first time since its debut at the Royal Academy, Anatomy of a Doll responds to Degas’ famous figures of ballerinas, playing with ideas of form and representation: is it sophisticated high art or the mechanics of a handcrafted work in progress? Showing alongside is Harmonium, which transforms a humble wooden shelving unit into the framework for fascinating individual tableaux.

Figurines, textiles, lightboxes and domestic items each tell their own story, questioning expectations of ornament, storage and display. A Royal Academician since 2014, Pilkington is acclaimed for her often unsettling sculptures that question how the female figure is represented.

Year
2017
When
Sat 6 – Sat 27 May, Mon – Sat, 11am – 6pm
Thu, 11am – 8pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm
Tickets
FREE