Festival Exhibition: Gustav Metzger - In King's Lynn
Saturday 29 June 2019 - Saturday 03 August 2019
Gustav Metzger was an internationally renowned artist who influenced a generation. His admirers included Peter Townsend of The Who, the artist Yoko Ono, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of the Serpentine Gallery in London. He was a life-long peace activist with a revolutionary art agenda, who campaigned on environmental issues and against nuclear weapons. He invented Auto-Destructive Art and was an early advocate of creative exchange between art and science.
He lived and worked in King’s Lynn for almost ten years, during which time he campaigned against the North End clearances, and set up a local branch of CND. In 1957, as part of the King’s Lynn Arts Festival, he organized an exhibition of sacred relics from churches around East Anglia that had been mutilated and defaced during the English Reformation. That exhibition marked the beginning of his interest in the relationship between destruction and creation, and he made his first auto-destructive art work, painting with acid onto nylon, in King’s Lynn.
Featuring work from the aritist's time in King's Lynn and associated public engagement activity.
Exhibitions in the Fermoy Gallery and Red Barn.
Please note: open weekends 29 & 30 June, 6 & 7 July, then daily 13 July - 3 August
Fermoy Gallery, 7-9 St. George's Courtyard, off King Street, King's Lynn PE30 1EU
No on-site parking is available, the nearest car park is Tuesday Market Place. Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. Please ensure you pay the correct fee. Current charges are available on the borough council website: https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/
The gallery is accessible for wheelchairs via a ramp. Guide dogs are admitted.
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