I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart

De La Warr Pavilion

15 March – 29 June 2014

An exploration of painting in Britain today, presenting the recent work of 21 living artists whose practices span six decades.

The display highlights a range of issues that are of significance to contemporary painting. Included are works that have been created by dripping paint, applying it ultra-densely or beginning with a single dot. Others utilise ornamental mirrors, tin foil, sculpture, photography or collage, while some have been created through acts of destruction.

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The exhibition juxtaposes iconic works by Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff with those by emerging artists such as Gary Wragg, Phoebe Unwin and Joella Wheatley in order to reveal surprising connections, contrasts and underlying preoccupations.

Venue information

Opening times

Sun – Fri, 10am – 5pm

Sat, 10am – 6pm

Closed 25 Dec

24 and 31 Dec, 10am – 3pm

26 Dec and 1 Jan, 10am – 4pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)