Alberta Whittle: Dipping below a waxing moon, the dance claims us for release

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My Ancestors Look Down On Me, They Smile - Alberta Whittle
Jan 27, 2023 at 10:00 amMay 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Book your tickets in advance or pay on arrival. If you’re a member there’s no need to pre-book.

Your General Entry ticket includes entry to all exhibitions and the collection

Listen to Alberta Whittle’s recording of ‘Spell for Release’ and explore her suggested reading list for adults and children

Fresh from representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale, Alberta Whittle (b.1980) will present a suite of newly commissioned sculptures across the Holburne Museum’s site and grounds, as well as a series of new text-based works across Bath.

The exhibition, Whittle’s first in a public museum, will continue themes known in her practice including post-colonial healing, pleasure, and hospitality, each manifested through her prism of love, compassion, and kindness. Previous projects have looked to explore more recent historical events including the Windrush scandal, and the challenges faced by healthcare workers during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. This, however, will be Whittle’s first commission to directly address 18th-century histories.

Don’t Miss
Alberta Whittle In Conversation 7pm Friday 27 January
The Legacies of the Ball’s Plantation (FREE ZOOM Lecture online) 7pm 20 April. Read our research findings on the history of the plantation

The Holburne Future Collective had the opportunity to interview Alberta Whittle. You can view the short film here

Generously supported by:

        The Modern Institute Logo

Stuart and Bianca Roden


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