The Triumph of Art: The National Gallery's bicentenary commission with artist Jeremy Deller announce The Playhouse as UK partner. The first time a performing arts venue has been selected.
The Triumph of Art, the National Gallery’s commission to round off its Bicentenary year, has today announced the partners it will be working with, to develop, produce and deliver the project. The Playhouse are delighted to be selected alongside The Box in Plymouth, Mostyn in Llandudno and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will be celebrating festivals, gatherings, and art in the public realm, in this UK-wide work.
The Triumph of Art, including its constituent research and public programme, will be developed with close links to the communities and geography of all partners. Each will research, develop and stage a local element, before the collaborative projects will join together. Deller has been researching and cataloguing events on the Square as a history of celebration, commemoration and demonstration, collecting countless instances of joy and art in activism. The Triumph of Art will culminate in a major event on Trafalgar Square in July 2025, drawing to a close the NG200 year-long festival of art and looking to the start of the Gallery’s next century.
Jeremy Deller said,
Emily Stone, Project Curator at the National Gallery, said,
Kevin Murphy CEO at The Playhouse, said,
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