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Victoriana: The Art of Revival (Exhibition and film series)

An exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery on Victorian revivalism will be accompanied by a film season running in Birkbeck’s School of Arts cinema in Gordon Square this autumn (2013).

Victoriana: The Art of Revival (Exhibition and film series)

An exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery on Victorian revivalism will be accompanied by symposium on Steampunk and a film season running in Birkbeck’s School of Arts cinema in Gordon Square this autumn (2013).

From the macabre to the quaint, the sensational to the surreal, ‘Victoriana: The Art of Revival’ is the first ever exhibition in the UK to offer a major examination of Victorian revivalism in all its forms.

Featuring graphic design, film, photography, ceramics, taxidermy, furniture, textiles and fine art, this multi-media show explores work inspired by the 19th century and created over the last 20 years, highlighting the on-going influence of the Victorian age.

‘Victoriana: The Art of Revival’ brings together 28 major contemporary artists who encapsulate the many forms and motivations of modern takes on Victorian style. These include Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, Dan Hillier, Paul St. George, Rob Ryan, Kitty Valentine and Jake and Dinos Chapman

The exhibition takes place from Saturday 7 September to Sunday 8 December – visit the City of London website for more information.

On 23 November, there will be a panel discussion at Birkbeck on Monsters and detectives: Re-writing the Victorians for Television and Radio and the Steampunk symposium takes place on 30 November - you can see full details and reserve your (free) place here.

The film series will include the following free screenings (click the links below for more information and online booking forms):

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