The Garden of Earthly Delights3rd November 2018 - 17th November 2018
Location: Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RT
Centrala in Birmingham is hosting the debut of the finished painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights, this November.
The work by Royal College of Art graduate Claire Douglass was started in East London in 2011 and completed in Birmingham earlier this year. The intervening 7 years have seen the work progress into a contemporary representation of Britain at play. Featuring a multitude of partying celebrities, Wolverhampton Wanderers winning the FA Cup, Lady Gaga with her little monsters, a parade of adult babies and dancing poodles amongst the 400 tiny figures depicted. It is both a work of joyous hedonism and a memento mori for an unsustainable culture, depending on your starting point.
A diary page was kept on Facebook and can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/wip.ged/