Explore a range of year-round cultural events open to the public including author visits, exhibitions and public lectures. Find out how to hire event and exhibition space at the Grand Parade campus in the centre of Brighton.
6th May 2017 - 28th May 2017
Provocative and ambiguous, Cathie Pilkington’s sculptures make use of dolls in unexpected and challenging ways.
Exhibited for the first time since its debut at the Royal Academy, Anatomy of a Doll responds to Degas’ famous figures of ballerinas, playing with ideas of form and representation: is it sophisticated high art or the mechanics of a handcrafted work in progress?
Showing alongside is Harmonium, which transforms a humble wooden shelving unit into the framework for fascinating individual tableaux. Figurines, textiles, lightboxes and domestic items each tell their own story, questioning expectations of ornament, storage and display.
A Royal Academician since 2014, Pilkington is acclaimed for her often unsettling sculptures that question how the female figure is represented.
Gallery opening times:
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
The University of Brighton welcomes the public to a range of fascinating events. Its city centre arts building houses the University "Sallis Benney" Theatre and University Gallery.