Current & Forthcoming Exhibitions at The Crypt Gallery

  entrance from Dukes Road  
  opening times specific to each exhibition  

 




 
Free admission to all exhibitions unless otherwise stated








 
1-14 September 2014

WORKS ON PAPER




Opening times: 11-7pm daily

Private View: Tuesday 9 September 2014 6-8.30

Yves Berger Michael Broughton Martin Chitty Jeremy Clarke Paola Volpato

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http://paolavolpato.it/
http://artspacegallery.co.uk/
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To include the book launch of 'Spatiamentum' by Jeremy Clarke




 







 
20-21 September 2014

PASSING FABLES & COMPARATIVE READINGS: COLLECTING & INTERPRETING HUMAN SKULLS & HAIR IN LATE 19TH CENTURY LONDON




Opening times: 12-5pm daily

The Passing Fables & Comparative Readings Archive is the product of three years’ practice-based PhD research at Kingston University by The Wildgoose Memorial Library’s Keeper, Jane Wildgoose. Offering opportunities for comparative study, Passing Fables & Comparative Readings focuses on the late nineteenth century: when human skulls were collected in great numbers for comparative anatomical and anthropological research in museums, while in wider society the fashion for incorporating human hair into mourning artefacts became ubiquitous following the death of Prince Albert (1819-1861).

Transforming the Crypt Gallery into a Reading Room, Jane Wildgoose presents nineteenth century documentary material collected from letters, diaries, catalogues, and hairworkers’ manuals, together with examples of Victorian mourning culture from The Wildgoose Memorial Library collection.

At the heart of the Archive a new hairwork wreath takes up temporary residence in the gallery, briefly sharing the final home of the 557 parishioners of St Pancras who were laid to rest there between 1822-1854. The wreath has been devised as a work in progress, and made as a commemorative tribute to the many “lost but not forgotten” individuals whose mortal remains were removed from colonial burial sites and hospitals during the late nineteenth century, to be objectified as scientific specimens on the shelves of metropolitan museums.

More about the project


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CREPUSCULAR




Open 23-28 September

Private View: Tuesday 23 September 6-8.30pm

List of artists Morfydd Ransom-Hall Lara Bartosz Crow Dillon-Parkin Ale Dini Virginie Gilardin Sezan Mourat-Sansom Karen Piddington Inga Street Jean Stockwell Louise Sunnucks Jana Valencic
 
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