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Arts Council England award to bring major artist to UCA

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant of more than £14,000 from Arts Council England to exhibit new work by renowned British artist Eugene Palmer.

Thought to be one of the most dexterous painters of his generation, the exhibition will be Eugene’s first substantial solo show in a decade and will be accompanied by an illustrated publication and a specially commissioned film produced by UCA’s Film Production students.

Richard Hylton, UCA’s Cultural Programme Curator, Surrey, said: “Eugene Palmer is an important British artist whose paintings are informed by archival records, photographs and contemporary media imagery. His work is known for its exploration of cultural history and identity, and the way that these themes are injected into his intricate artistry is what sets his work apart.

“This exhibition will showcase new, highly-anticipated work, as well as provide a platform for art education through a series of seminars, in addition to the publication and film.”

Eugene Palmer was born in Jamaica in 1955 and moved to Britain at a young age. A widely exhibited artist, Eugene Palmer’s work has featured at places such as the Royal Academy and the Institute of Contemporary Art. His work is also held in several public and private collections including the Arts Council Collection, New Art Gallery Walsall and Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery.

The exhibition is set to open at the James Hockey Gallery at the University’s Farnham campus in January 2018.