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2024

Until 30 June 2024

Alice Irwin: Chinwag

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2024

Until 30 June 2024

Alice Irwin: Chinwag

Book your tickets here

“Delightful.”

Evening Standard

Overview

Alice Irwin: Chinwag marks a significant moment in Alice Irwin’s career as her first major exhibition in a London-based public gallery. Occupying the contemporary space of Pitzhanger Gallery, her exhibition is part of Pitzhanger’s ongoing programme focused on introducing new works and emerging artists to audiences in West London and beyond.

Over the past three years, Irwin has created a new series characterised by movement and layering of vibrant colours and animated forms. These artworks invite viewers into a safe and positive space for a conversation, where playful creativity blurs the lines between print, sculpture, and drawing. Chinwag reflects Irwin’s interest in themes of social interaction and the human experience.

“Top exhibition to see in London.”

Londonist

The exhibition presents an array of Irwin’s new works, including colourful, multi-layered screenprints and etchings, complemented by sketches and preparatory studies that offer insights into her meticulous creative process. Drawing inspiration from Pitzhanger’s history as Sir John Soane’s country residence, where he entertained guests, customers and close friends, Irwin’s artworks playfully question the social norms of Soane’s era. Through the diverse shapes, sizes, and colours of Irwin’s cast of characters, the exhibition presents a dialogue on the range of personalities in social gatherings and the evolution of social structures and hierarchies over time.

The exhibition highlights Irwin’s innovative use of materials, as seen in her Peeps, a series of human-like 3D figures. Previously displayed outdoors at Trinity Buoy Wharf in 2022, these figures represent a bold exploration of form and colour. The exhibition at Pitzhanger will feature two newly commissioned Peeps in brushed metal, showcasing her evolution in sculptural experimentation. This exhibition is curated by Svetlana Panova.

“Irwin’s vibrant sculptures offer a welcome escape.”

Culturalee

Date

24 January – 30 June 2024

Venue

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ

Tickets

Access with general admission

Enjoy free admission during the following times:

  • Unlimited access for Members at all times.
  • Sundays 10am–noon and First Thursdays 5–8pm for Ealing Borough residents.

Concessions available

How to book a group visit

Tours

Curator’s Talk with Svetlana Panova

Thursday 25 January, 6.00pm

Guided Tour with Pitzhanger Curatorial Team

Thursday 1 February, 6.00pm

Artist’s Talk with Alice Irwin & Thomas Marks

Thursday 22 February, 6.00pm

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+44 (0) 20 3985 8888, pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

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Until 30 June 2024

Alice Irwin: Chinwag

Exhibition showcasing colourful sculptures, prints, and drawings celebrating playfulness, experimentation and the act of coming together.

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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

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