Friday 2 November, Centrala, Exhibition Opening: The Garden of Earthly Delights, 6-9pm

Exhibition Opening: The Garden of Earthly Delights 
Unit 4 Minerva Works

158 Fazeley Street
B5 5RT

The Garden of Earthly Delights is a painting is by Royal College of Art graduate Claire Douglass and was started in East London in 2011 and completed 7 years later in Birmingham.

The intervening years saw the work progress into a contemporary representation of Britain at play. Featuring  partying celebrities, Wolves winning the FA Cup, Lady Gaga with her little monsters, and a parade of adult babies 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.

Come and see it’s first public outing as a completed painting…


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Birmingham arts writer Ruth Millington wrote this blog about the piece last week…