Unravelling Times

12 May–15 October 2023
Hunterian Art Gallery
Admission free

Screen view of Dissonance and Disturbance. Image Courtesy of Lis Rhodes and LUX, London.This new contemporary art exhibition features works by pioneering experimental filmmaker Lis Rhodes, which have recently been acquired for The Hunterian collection through a Freelands Art Fund Acquisition award.

These range from the seminal work Pictures on Pink Paper from 1982, a feminist exploration of gendered systems of value and power, to more recent works that track the social and political implications of neo-liberalism in the UK and internationally. It is the most significant showing of works by Rhodes in Scotland to date.

Lis Rhodes is recognised as one of the pioneers of experimental artists' filmmaking. In addition to the profound example of her own work, Rhodes has been influential as a supporter of radical film practices - she was cinema curator at the London Film-Makers' Co-op from 1975–76, a co-organiser of the seminal exhibition Film as Film in 1979 and co-founder of the feminist film distribution network Circles in 1979. Her influence was also felt through her work as a teacher at The Slade art school in London from 1978.

Alongside Rhodes’ work will be presentations by three contemporary artists living and working in Glasgow: Anne-Marie Copestake, Francis McKee and Iman Tajik.

Image: Lis Rhodes, Dissonance and Disturbance (2012). Image Courtesy of Lis Rhodes and LUX, London. 

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  • Unravelling Times is at the Hunterian Art Gallery from 12 May–15 October 2023.
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am–5pm. Closed Monday. Please check our Opening Hours page before you visit.
  • Unravelling Times is in Gallery 2, located upstairs in the Hunterian Art Gallery. The space is fully accessible via lift. 
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