Heads Roll

11th Aug 2018 - 24th Nov 2018

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The depiction of the head or face is one of the most compelling images in our visual language. Heads Roll, a new exhibition curated by artist Paul Morrison, presents a constellation of historical and contemporary perspectives to explore our preconceptions of this most familiar genre.

Dating back to Ancient Egypt, portraiture has a long tradition as a record of status, power and achievement, and a reminder of those gone before. In the age of the selfie, the portrait has become ephemera, gone in the blink of an eye. Featuring a range of contemporary works alongside examples from city’s collections spanning 400 years, Heads Roll re-examines our relationship with portraiture, exploring the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity.

Heads Roll features work by over 60 nationally and internationally renowned artists, including Glenn Brown, Jessica Diamond, Gwen John, Klara Kristalova, Michael Craig-Martin, Ben Nicholson, Julian Opie, Rembrandt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Sickert and more.

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery
Surrey Street,
S1 1XZ

Tel: 0114 278 2600

www.museums- sheffield.org.uk

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00 - 16.00

Wednesday 13.00 - 18.00

Closed Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays


Free Admission

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Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery: By foot: the gallery is 10 minutes walk from the train station. Leave the station and walk up the hill by Sheffield Hallam University. Cross Arundel Gate and go up the pedestrian walkway to Surrey Street. By road: from the M1 exit at junction 33 and follow signs to the city centre. Parking: The nearest NCP car park is by the Crucible Theatre and is reached from Arundel Gate.