Not Without My Ghosts at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

15 October – 11 December 2021

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    Ann Churchill, Blue oval drawing 1975 Ink on paper, 55.6 x 42.8 cm Courtesy the artist. Photo: David Bebber

Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium is at Grundy Art Gallery, Queen St, Blackpool, FY1 1PU, until 11th Dec 2021.

Past reviews for the exhibition at Drawing Room:

'[A] fascinating celebration of ethereal forces' - The Guardian Exhibition of the Week

'An exploration of the otherworldly in art... fascinating' - The i

'The show's roster includes historical heavyweights and forgotten pioneers' - Apollo

'Revelatory' - RA Magazine

'Radical' - Financial Times

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Not Without My Ghosts is a major exhibition of artists and works inspired by mediumistic methodologies and their deep cultural history. Bringing together more than 30 international artists from the 19th century to the present day, it explores the changing terms of artistic engagement with mediumship.

The exhibition features works inspired by spirit experiences during séances and trances, to practices of automatism, surrealist experiments, and communications with higher powers and other realities. Not Without My Ghosts addresses 200 years of medium art by exploring how artists have been inspired or directly influenced by forces beyond those accepted by the modern world.

Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium is a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, developed in partnership with Drawing Room, curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Simon Grant and Marco Pasi.

Participating artists are: Noviadi Angkasapura; William Blake; Cameron; Ann Churchill; Ithell Colquhoun; Louise Despont; Casimiro Domingo; Emma Talbot; Madame Fondrillon; Chiara Fumai; Vidya Gastaldon; Madge Gill, Susan Hiller; Barbara Honywood; Georgiana Houghton; Augustin Lesage; Pia Lindman; Ann Lislegaard; Grace Pailthorpe; František Jaroslav Pecka; Olivia Plender; Sigmar Polke; Lea Porsager; Austin Osman Spare; and Suzanne Treister with The Museum of Blackhole Spacetime Collective.