Young boy on bouncy castle replica of Stonehenge, Sacrilege, at the Olympic Park for London 2012

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Desert Island Pics with Jeremy Deller

Continuing our Desert Island Pics talks series, Jeremy Deller discusses the eight photographs he'd take with him to a desert island. Loosely following the format of Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs, our regular host, Stephen Bull will discuss Jeremy’s selections with him and discover how they reflect his life and career.

Photoworks Presents
Jeremy Deller: Desert Island Pics
8pm Friday, 16 May 2014
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
£10

The work of Turner-Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller incorporates a wide range of forms including installations, videos, performances and music, and often involves collaborations with the public.

Deller is noted for strong, politically engaged works such as the bouncy castle replica of Stonehenge, Sacrilege, at the Olympic Park for London 2012 and The Battle of Orgreave, a re-enactment of a conflict that took place during the miner’s strike of 1984. David Allan Mellor interviewed Jeremy about this work for Photoworks Issue 17 and Photoworks Members can read this interview

Joy In People, a major survey exhibition of his work across two decades, appeared at the Hayward Gallery in 2012. Deller also initiated Acid Brass, a brass band playing classic acid house tracks, who performed at the opening of Tate Modern in 2000 and more recently at Tate Britain. He was selected to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013 with his show English Magic, which is now on tour.

Brighton Festival Members have priority booking from tomorrow 7.30am Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Tickets are on general sale from 9am Thursday, 6 March 2014

Find out more and book tickets at the Brighton Festival website

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Related project: Desert Island Pics

Loosely following the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, our touring photography talks series invites artists, writers and curators to select which eight images they’d take with them to a desert island.

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