Fiona Banner: Buoys Boys

De La Warr Pavilion

24 Sep 2016 – 8 Jan 2017

The artist's witty sculptures explore her enduring fascination with language.

Best known for her giant sculptural punctuation marks, British artist Fiona Banner has an ongoing interest in language and its limitations. For this display she breathes new meaning into her famed punctuation series by recreating the works as large inflatables.

With the English Channel as their backdrop, they appear as floating buoys on the water. Banner sees a dark beauty in the channel; the means for the only invasion of Britain in 1066, a key route for migrants crossing today, and the physical separation between the UK and mainland Europe. 

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

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