Quietus: the Vessel, death and the Human Body  

 
 

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Celebrated British ceramic artist Julian Stair's work addresses the containment of the human body in death. Quietus, a major solo exhibition, features a series of funerary vessels, such as canary jars and life-size sarcophagi, offering viewers an alternate way to engage with the challenging subject of death and what remains.

 

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Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House


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The World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsBack for its 40th year, the World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this August to showcase over 50 of the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. The unique exhibition brings together shortlisted entries from 66 countries, covering categories such as advertising, children's books, editorial and public ar2016-08-28T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 29th August 2016
VENUE  Somerset House 
Back for its 40th year, the World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this August to showcase over 50 of the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. The unique exhibition brings together shortlisted entries from 66 countries, covering categories such as advertising, children's books, editorial and public ar... More about this event
 
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
PRICING  £15 (Adults), £12.50 (Concs)
DATES  1st September to 23rd October 2016
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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VENUE  Somerset House 
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
PRICING  £12.50, £10 concessions
DATES  2nd November 2016 to 12th March 2017
VENUE  Somerset House 
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