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Ben Uri at the 12 Star Gallery
1939 saw a very different Europe and this exhibition shines a spotlight on the forced journeys of many of central Europe’s most distinguished, talented and pioneering artists, who escaped tyranny in search of artistic and personal freedoms. The exhibition features émigrés from European countries including Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia by artists including Jankel Adler, Frank Auerbach, Martin Bloch, Marc Chagall, Hans Feibusch, Eva Frankfurther, Lucian Freud, Henryk Gotlib, George Grosz, Josef Herman, Oskar Kokoshka, Heinz Koppel, Else Meidner, Ludwig Meidner, Kurt Schwitters, Chaïm Soutine, Elisabeth Tomalin, Feliks Topolski and Harry Weinberger. The majority of works are drawn from the Ben Uri Collection, complemented by a small number of works from private collections.
Avanto - Ice Hole by Sami Kero is a photo series that depicts winter swimming, a popular winter activity in Finland. There are about 150,000 active winter swimmers in Finland, and the exercise is proven to have many health benefits. The pictures were taken by a drone, giving an unusual vantage point to the viewers.
Kate Charlesworth is a Barnsley-born cartoonist and illustrator. She attended art college in Manchester and worked as an illustrator in London and Edinburgh, where she now lives. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, comics, and digital media. In 2014 she illustrated Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Costa Prizewinners Mary and Bryan Talbot.