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Making reference to his Venice Biennale exhibition, this show gives audiences a flavour of Deller's works before they return to the UK for a national tour in 2014.

If you can't wait for the national tour of Jeremy Deller's English Magic next year – initiated and supported by the Art Fund then this taster show is a great way to whet your appetite.

It brings together many of the themes from the Venice exhibition in which Deller uses myths, folklore, icons and emblems to help illuminate Britain's cultural and political history.

This display combines works from Venice with newly commissioned pieces, including a wall painting by Stuart Sam Hughes and a banner by Deller's long time collaborator, Ed Hall.

Also on display are drawings by UK prisoners, created in a series of workshops that Deller ran in the weeks leading up to the Biennale.

Each of the prisoners was an ex-serviceman who had served in Iraq or Afganistan and the works they created depict key figures in the conflict, from weapons experts to media moguls, as well as members of the troops.

British Council

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