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Esther Teichmann, from the series Mythologies

Tivoli Fish Bar

Susan Adams


7th September  - 12th October 2019


Susan Adams, Clown Face 2019

I have found a piece of paper with the words, ‘Tivoli Fish and Chip Bar. Freshest Fish in B...’I don’t understand. What is a Chip? What is Bar? What is Fish? What is Tivoli? Is Freshest like fresh? That’s one of my words. And in. And and.”

TIVOLI FISH BAR is a mythical location that emerged from an exchange of letters between Susan Adams and Jerwood Prize winning author Jo Mazelis. It flickers between the unrelentingly everyday and the carnivalesque progression of an unusual daydream. The exhibition features drawings, paintings, video and a large sculpture that traverses both levels of the Chapel.

SUSAN ADAMS (b. 1966, Kent, UK) works across diverse media, including painting, sculpture, animation and drawing. Her approach is imaginative and questioning, suggesting fragments of narratives that have grown from her love of literature, film and folk arts. She studied Painting at the Slade and Norwich School of Art, also Electronic Arts at Middlesex University. She exhibits internationally and has lectured widely, also working as Artist in Residence in India, the USA and the UK including at ArtsAcre Calcutta, Millay Colony New York, WNO, Bardsey Island, Oriel Mostyn and Gloucester Cathedral.


Private view: Saturday 7th September

 2 - 4pm

Opening Event 
Reading by Writer Jo Mazelis at 3:30pm


The exhibition is open to the public on Saturdays, from 11 - 4, or otherwise, by appointment.

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