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University Art House Celebrates Opening with Prestigious Exhibition

The official opening of the University of Worcester’s new Art House facility will be celebrated with a prestigious exhibition of contemporary portraiture entitled ‘P is for Portrait’.

This exhibition of over 20 portraits, made in varied mediums, including painting, print, sculpture and film, features artists from across the world, from the Bronx to Barbourne.

The exhibition presents work that addresses the question of portraiture from a variety of perspectives, including three faux marble busts from the artist Jasleen Kaur, which mix British colonial histories with Sikh heritage, and works of self-portraiture from Jo Spence (1934-1992), an artist who drew from both feminist and end-of-life narratives, including a series of four framed photographs that trace the last few years of her life.

This exhibition in the City’s latest visual arts venue is curated by Nat Pitt, of Pitt Studio, and sister gallery, Division of Labour, and is funded by Arts Council England.

The P is for Portrait exhibition runs from Friday, January 18th to Friday, March 1st 2019 at the University of Worcester Art House, Castle Street, Worcester, and is available to view by the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00 – 17:00.

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