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Launch of Red Saunders: Hidden
Wed 11 January 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Join us to celebrate the launch of Hidden, a photographic installation by Red Saunders.
Red Saunders' epic photographs reimagine decisive but overlooked events in Britain's struggle for democracy and equality. Each scene is carefully planned and lit, using costumed models in the style of tableaux vivants.
John Ball the Hedgerow Priest, the Peasants' Revolt 1380 and William Cuffay and the London Chartists 1842 will be displayed outside in front of the Gallery and light up the entrance. Rediscover their extraordinary stories, and the contribution they made to bring about change.
We're delighted to announce that Hassan Mahamdallie, author of Crossing the River of Fire: The Socialism of William Morris, will join us for the launch. At 7.30pm, Red Saunders will introduce the Hidden series, explaining why he decided to create the photographs and how he went about it. Then Hassan will read extracts from Chartist William Cuffay’s speech from the dock, and Morris’s A Dream of John Bull, to give a voice to these two extraordinary men… before we all go outside to turn on the lights on this powerful new installation.