Night in Southbank (David Shrigley)


Thursday 22nd March: Spoiler Alert!  If you’d prefer not to see any images of David Shrigley’s art then skip this blog post now!

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On a cultural role, I decided to take a look at the David Shrigley exhibition at the Hayward Gallery (open until May 2012).  Rather than take you through a full description of the art, I’d like to share these particular images of his work, which made me laugh:

Dead dog

Bell

Gravestone

Squirrel

 

I enjoyed this exhibition considerably, it had oodles of humour and plenty to keep you occupied.  It felt like short, sharp bursts of black and white sunshine; you knew it made your world a sunnier place, but you’re not sure how!

There didn’t seem to be a single moment where I didn’t have a silly smirk on my face, or discovered something that you weren’t sure was part of the exhibition until closer inspection.

I really don’t want to write too much about this as I’d encourage each and every one of you to go and have a look, even if you are not arty, have a sense of humour, nor give a rich-tea-biscuit-care-in-the-world about the artist.

Who couldn’t find something to like about this artist’s work, a man who seemingly takes the p*ss out of art, or perhaps just his own?!

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About Hayles

Living in and loving London, I like to cram in as much as possible. I have a lot of different hobbies which I start on a whim and most of the time abandon for something else! My current interests include film, TV, music, comedy, art, photography, theatre and finding new yummy food establishments. Mostly I just love to experience the many joys and wonders that London offers. I started this blog to help me remember what I've actually done at the end of each year, but now I actually really enjoy writing and sharing what I hope is funny and/or useful information.
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