The Sun Also Rises
11th October 2022
- 19th November 2022
The Sun Also Rises is a solar themed contemporary art exhibition curated by Sarah Lowndes and featuring works by Roger Ackling made using sunlight in East Anglia, photographs by Howard Sooley including images of Derek Jarman’s Dungeness garden and site specific sculptures by Mary Redmond.
The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of free sun-themed activities including film screenings of Sun Tunnels (1978) by American land artist Nancy Holt and A Joyful Noise (1980) by African American musician Sun Ra, a browsing library of solar themed books, a display of solar art and activism posters and free creative activities, including a Sun Salutation yoga workshop led by Trish Dent, a Cyanolumen art workshop led by Holly Sandiford and a creative writing workshop led by Lígia Macedo.
The programme of free events also includes a discussion event, The Sun in the East, on the long and intertwined relationship between art and environmental activism in East Anglia.
Sun Salutation Yoga Workshop with Trish Dent, Dance studio 11am-12 noon
Cyanolumen art workshop with Holly Sandiford, Hopper Room or Basement (whichever has most light) 2-4pm
Opening reception for The Sun Also Rises exhibition 5-7pm
Screening of Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels, Theatre 5pm (26 mins 31 seconds)
Shared reading and creative writing workshop, with Lígia Macedo, Hopper Room, 10am-12noon
The Sun in the East discussion event and communal meal, Theatre and Café, 1-4pm
Screening of Sun Ra, A Joyful Noise, Theatre, 5pm
Publication launch and closing event, Café, 2-5pm