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Art Exhibition, Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018

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Mat Collishaw Exhibition

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

Details

Castle Howard is delighted to host an exhibition by one of the UK's leading contemporary artists, Mat Collishaw.

Mat Collishaw is a key figure in an important generation of contemporary British artists. He began his career exhibiting the acclaimed work Bullet Hole at the legendary show Freeze in 1988. His broad practice includes sculpture, photography, film and installation, and his work has been exhibited in numerous solo shows around the world, including: folly! Fountains Relief, at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in 2016.

Collishaw worked in partnership with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller to produce Centrifugal Soul, a 3D zoetrope (a pre-film animation device that produces the illusion of motion) based on Miller's theory that the human capacity for making art stems from natural instincts of courtship and reproduction. The sculpture on show at Castle Howard animated birds of paradise as they perform elaborate mating dances and extract pollen from wild blossoms. Another of Collishaw's zoetrope sculptures was hailed as 'nothing less than a contemporary masterpiece' by The Sunday Times.

Alongside the atmospheric zoetrope, the exhibition will also feature a series of brand new C-prints depicting British garden birds tethered to perches, including a Hawfinch, produced especially for Castle Howard. In these new works the artist looks further into our seemingly natural urge for visual powerplay. They recall the 17th century fashion for commissioning portraits of prestige pets, made popular through Carel Fabritius' painting 'The Goldfinch 1654). The graffiti tagged walls that backdrop the birds, provide contemporary parallels with this mode of aesthetic boasting.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Prices

This exhibition is included in the cost of a standard admission ticket.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep Mat Collishaw Exhibition
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul Triathlon

Address

Castle Howard Estate Limited.,
Castle Howard,
York,
YO60 7DA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 716700  Lat: 54.12089 Long: -0.90601

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64. From the A64, follow the brown tourist signs for Castle Howard.

Due to narrow gateways, coaches and large vehicles should continue on the A64 to Malton and approach Castle Howard from Malton/Coneysthorpe.

Bus services run from York and Malton.

Check the Castle Howard website for details.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Malton station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

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