Centre Stage

Entertainment in Art

 The dynamism, spectacle and artifice of the stage – whether theatre or circus – have fascinated artists since time immemorial – and this display acknowledges the UK’s 250th anniversary of the circus.

This selection of works on paper from the Barber’s collection explore how Degas, Sickert and others have portrayed figures linked to the stage, such as actors and performers – who are themselves creating illusion and providing a simulacrum to the world around them.

22 June - 7 October 2018

Print Bay, Green Gallery

Gallery Talk

Tuesday 26 June, 11.30am & 1.15pm

Curator’s Introduction

Laura Bishop, Collections Intern

Free, no booking required