Insider's Tour of Distant Conversations: Ella Walker & Betty Woodman

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Friday September 15

11:00 AM  –  11:45 AM

Join Curator of Education and Interpretation, Rachael Kane, for a special tour of the newest exhibition Distant Conversations: Ella Walker and Betty Woodman in celebration of the Manchester Arts Festival. 

The exhibition combines the work of British artist Ella Walker (b. 1993, lives and works in London, UK) and American artist Betty Woodman (1930-2018), who use art-historical references in their work to revisit a male-dominated history of Western art and subvert its dominant narrative.

Walker’s imagery, very much like Woodman’s, collapses conventional readings of time. Both artists blend multiple styles to develop a visual language that becomes uniquely their own. The artistic dialogue between Walker and Woodman is recreated in the galleries by juxtaposing their work in a suggestive and poetic manner without rigid separations.

The exhibition features a dozen artworks by each artist, including ceramics, installations, canvases, and works on paper.

Tour capacity is limited.

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