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Edgelands: George Shaw & Patrick Langley

Part of Among the Trees

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Navigate the suburban woods and urban wastelands that dominate the work of painter George Shaw and writer and novelist Patrick Langley at this talk.

Shaw and Langley discuss the neglected edges of the British landscape and the sense of utopia and, at times, dystopia to be found there.

George Shaw grew up on a post-war council estate on the edge of Coventry; this estate and the woods that lie just beyond it have been the main subjects of his paintings for the past 20 years.

Shaw was Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London, from 2014 to 2016, culminating in a solo exhibition, My Back to Nature, which also toured around the UK. Shaw was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011.

Patrick Langley is a writer who lives in London. His first novel, Arkady, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2018.

Langley writes about art for frieze, Art Agenda and other publications, and is a contributing editor at The White Review.

Dates & times

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Hayward Gallery
Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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