15 April – 9 August 2015
Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art.
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.
This is the first UK retrospective to assess the extent of her vibrant artistic practice across a wide range of media. This exhibition features the groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes she made across a sixty-year career, as well as the results of her innovative collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers, from Diaghilev to Liberty.
29 Jan – 25 May 2015
An exhibition charting the Polish School’s response to British films which spoke to the very human emotions and challenges faced by those across the world.
Since exploding onto the graphic design scene in the late 1940’s, Polish film posters have attracted international admiration. Framed by a culture of Cold War politics, the posters skillfully integrate image and text, referencing everything from folk art to Pop Art. Drawn from the BFI’s Special Collections, this exhibition charts the Polish School’s response to British films which spoke to the very human emotions and challenges faced by those across the world.
When a young girl becomes fixated on her best friend a mysterious delirium takes over their girls’ school.
22nd April at 6:15 pm
Young Lydia (Williams), emotionally abandoned by her agoraphobic mum (Peake), becomes fixated on her best friend Abbie (Pugh). When Lydia’s white magik-obsessed brother and Abbie sleep together, her fragile world begins to unravel and a mysterious delirium takes over the girl’s school that she attends. Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life) returns to themes of identity, female experience and human connection with this distinctive new film.