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Attenborough Arts Centre presents the largest solo showing to date of the critical acclaimed British artist Aaron Williamson. Spanning 300 metres of gallery space, the exhibition features a major new project ‘Inspiration Archives’, which has been commissioned by Attenborough Arts. This exhibition of more than 50 objects sits alongside a retrospective of past solo and collaborative projects, including film, performance, objects, text and photography.

Over the last twenty-five years renowned British artist Aaron Williamson has created over 300 performances, videos, installations and publications in Britain, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, American, South America, Canada and many other countries around the world. Williamsons’ eclectic practice spans performance, objects, place and space, informed by his experience of becoming deaf and by a politicised, yet humorous, sensibility towards disability.

Attenborough Arts Centre offers a stimulating visual arts programme of new, socially engaged exhibitions and events that have a positive impact in the promotion and research of disability culture. Our visual arts programme focuses on art that is relevant, engaging and accessible, critical and progressive.


Please be aware that our gallery opening times have changed:

  • Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 6pm,
    Saturday, 10am - 5pm
    Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

Coming soon

  • Lucy Jones (smaller)
  • Lucy Jones: Awkward Beauty

  • Galleries 1, 2 and 3
  • Saturday 27 July – Sunday 6 October
  • Exhibition opening: Friday 26 July from 5.30pm
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  • Lucy Jones: Awkward Beauty is the artist’s first career retrospective, spanning 25 years of work. For the first time her self-portraits, landscapes, and works on paper will be exhibited together, offering a deep insight into Jones’ prolific and varied practice. Expressive colour, painterly brush work and bold simplicity distinguish her as one of the most significant British painters working today. Often viewed as divergent, Jones sees her portraiture and landscape painting as closely linked, equally important within her practice and contributing to each other.
  • Jones studied at Camberwell School of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art, where she won a Rome scholarship in 1982. Born in London, she now lives in Ludlow, and is much inspired by the landscape area bordering Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
  • “Her unflinching self portraits could rival any Hockney”. The Guardian, June 2019
  • The exhibition will also feature a new portrait of Grayson Perry, titled The Seeing Orator, recently commissioned by the Attenborough Arts Centre, and a stunning collection of Jones’ landscape paintings.


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