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Gillian Wearing


The Whitechapel Gallery is having a good year. After the stunning Zarina Bhimji exhibition, they have now turned their attention to Gillian Wearing and a major international survey of the Turner Prize-winning British artist’s photographs and films which explore the public and private lives of ordinary people.
Fascinated by how people present themselves in front of the camera in fly on-the-wall documentaries and reality TV, Gillian Wearing explores ideas of personal identity through often masking her subjects and using theatrical staging techniques. For those who want to read more there is useful article here from Sunday’s Observer.
There will be an OCA study tour on Saturday 28 April which starts at 11am and is likely to last about two to three hours. We will have a tour of the exhibition with a member of the gallery staff and Clive White and I will be joining the study visit Places are free for OCA students and this visit is bound to be popular. To book your place, email enquiries@oca-uk.com


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