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Legacy: Two works on hope and memory

Everyman’s Dream (detail), Clare Twomey, 2013, part of Legacy exhibition at COLLECT 2014. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Bringing together the work of ceramic artists Julian Stair and Clare Twomey

Legacy: Two Works on Hope and Memory is a partnership exhibition with Forty Hall & Estate. The exhibition brings together, for the first time, Julian Stair and Clare Twomey who both work in ceramic and explore scale, materials and social context.

In marking the passing of one hundred years since the start of the First World War, this exhibition offers the opportunity to reflect on both the collective and personal impact of loss, legacy, testimony and commemoration. The two works Everyman’s Dream by Clare Twomey and Reliquary for a Common Man by Julian Stair, whilst not directly concerned with the First World War, encompass themes and ideas associated with remembrance and the significance of the First World War. The combined presentation of these works uniquely addresses the dual theme of the individual and the collective, often seen in remembrance terms as the dichotomy of the one and the many.