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Exhibition: Abstractions: Studies from the National Theatre

Location

The National Theatre,

South Bank,
London,
SE1 9PX

Dates

This exhibition runs from Fri, 26th Jan 2024 to Sat, 31st Aug 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Mon,
17th Jun 2024  
(10am - 11pm)
Tue,
18th Jun 2024  
(10am - 11pm)
Wed,
19th Jun 2024  
(10am - 11pm)
Thu,
20th Jun 2024  
(10am - 11pm)
Fri,
21st Jun 2024  
(10am - 11pm)
Sat,
22nd Jun 2024  
(10am - 11pm)
Mon,
24th Jun 2024  
(10am - 11pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

The iconic, brutalist architecture of the National Theatre building on London’s South Bank has been documented by photographer Amelia Lancaster for over 20 years. These images can now be seen inside the very building they depict at a free exhibition, appropriately enough, inside the National Theatre.

Lancaster has been taking photos of the South Bank area and its buildings for the past couple of decades, and says she was fascinated by “the simplicity of the trio of concrete, sunlight and shadows” at the National Theatre - how light and shadow would dramatically alter the facade of the Denys Lasdun-designed building.

The images, shot mostly on 35mm film, interrogate geometries that are revealed as the light moves around the different angled planes of concrete. They are presented in three subsets - beautiful brutalism, reduction, and negatives - and each subset uses colour and contrast to take the already-angular National Theatre and create new abstract compositions.

You can find it on the second floor -- follow the signs for the Wolfson Gallery, which is actually the foyer space above the Lasdun Restaurant.

(Editor note: The exhibition ends in "autumn 2024", so lacking a date, it's listed here as ending on 31st August, the last day of the meteorological summer)

Ian has Visited - review here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Fri, 26th Jan 2024 to Sat, 31st Aug 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

June 2024

July 2024

August 2024

Location

The National Theatre,

South Bank,
London,
SE1 9PX

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