The New Art Gallery Walsall will present a year-long display of key works by Damien Hirst within the context of its Garman Ryan Collection. The collection, which is on permanent display, reflects Sir Jacob Epstein’s lifelong preoccupation with birth, new life, fertility and the spiritual and religious concerns surrounding these extensive and significant themes. There is a cyclic approach to this pairing: with Epstein exploring the joy of life and Hirst’s fascination with our own mortality.
The ARTIST ROOMS display will offer a contemporary insight into the work within the collection and will be accompanied by a series of inspired satellite exhibition and events through the course of the year.
New Art Gallery Walsall