Martyrs’ Gallery and Project Space

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Paintings and prints, 2015–2017

Please note that for technical reasons, this show will now open on Thursday 10 August, not Saturday 5 August as previously advertised. There will be no First Friday Private View.

Exhibition: 10 August–3 September, 12 noon–5pm (Thurs–Suns, plus August Bank Holiday Monday)

John McSweeney exhibits a new collection of works based on his observations of people and places, recorded photographically and manipulated digitally to produce prints and act as the starting point for paintings. Drawing also on images in the public domain, such as Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 propaganda film Triumph of the Will, he paints pictures of a country that has failed to read the runes carved in the rubble of 1939–1945 and others inspired by foreign lands blessed with sun-soaked shores, palm-fringed islands, deep blue skies and five-star service – Edens that are not necessarily what they seem.

This England and Other Edens is part of Artwave

This England and Other Edens is supported by
Anthony Ward Thomas

John McSweeney is in conversation with Alex Leith on page 39 of August’s Viva Lewes.