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This Easter, celebrate the long weekend with a visit to the Saatchi Gallery and get your culture fix with the latest exhibitions on show.
Jenny Watson: A Horses Tale (until 5 May), explores the dynamics of identity and 70s punk culture. The use of text and image is a recurrent theme and the use of fabric, in this instance the spotted fabrics were acquired in Japan, prompts an image that captures observations, dreams and emotional states.
Rainbow Scenes showcases works by SKU, (17 April – 6 May) in the Prints & Originals gallery where all but two have been created purely for this exhibition which looks at how as individuals, we are subjected to wider cultural, economic, moral and political forces in society. This curation is split into three sections; the first part of the exhibition deals with the impact of these forces and how we absorb them into our minds and bodies, the second deals with the projection and promotion of values in symbols and propaganda, whilst the final section includes works that represent a call to arms, to “re-boot” the world.
The major exploration of works by British Artist, Johnnie Cooper, entitled Throe on Throe (19 April – 4 May) will also be on show, following the recent publication of the monograph documenting his 50 year career. This is his first display in London in three years and promises to be worth the wait. More than 50 paintings and sculptures will fill two galleries; from his early career, when he appeared alongside Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth with his solo exhibition to mark the Wakefield Silver Jubilee Festival, and culminating with his most recent atmospheric large-scale oil and acrylic paintings.
Make sure you also catch Kaleidoscope (until 5 May) if you haven’t yet. Don’t miss the UK’s largest Kaleidoscope on display in this colourful and immersive exhibition.
Then why not visit Gallery Mess for a much deserved re-fuel. Treat yourself to a delicious Afternoon Tea (menu here) – it’s Easter after all, time to indulge!