Art exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


Sat 22 Nov 2014 – Sun 15 Mar 2015, Mon - Closed, Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Before our move to HOME in 2015, we present Playtime, the final exhibition at Cornerhouse that bids farewell to the building and pays homage to the place we have called home since 1985. For this momentous occasion, nine artists present playful, participatory work inspired by Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and director Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece Playtime.

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Cornerhouse Projects: A Flourish. Ornithological Drawings by Fran Giffard

Thu 27 Nov 2014 – Tue 6 Jan 2015

London-based artist Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the beauty of natural illustrations, and has amassed an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork over the last five years. Working directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour and gouache paints and graphite pencil, she captures the wonder of exotic and commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant, and here she presents a selection inspired by her time spent in Hong Kong.

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Coming soon

Cornerhouse Projects: The Society of the Spectacles

Thu 8 Jan 2015 – Tue 17 Feb 2015

Robert Hamilton, Hilary Judd and Susan Platt present The Society of the Spectacles, a collaborative photography project looking into the design and meaning behind modern eyewear. As part of an on-going exploration into the way spectacles impose on our features, they consider how wearing glasses changes the way we look and are looked at, as well as the links between art and design, style and culture, architecture and physiognomy, seeing and not seeing, seeing and being seen, identity and eyedentity; between I and eye.

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Cornerhouse Projects: Full Stop

Thu 19 Feb 2015 – Thu 2 Apr 2015

Cornerhouse is coming to an end; full stop. Yet a full stop denotes the end of a sentence, not necessarily the end of a conversation, and this conversation is far from over as we begin our transition to HOME. In the last ever Cornerhouse Project, we hand over our public exhibition spaces to our gallery invigilators, who know this building and its galleries inside out.

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