Robert Montgomery: Parrots – Fringe by the Sea
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Robert Montgomery: Parrots

Sunday 4th August 2024
Masterclass Tent, Lodge Grounds


Contemporary artist Robert Montgomery discusses his life work, as documented in “Parrots” the first book of his work since 2015. Taking in the early guerrilla billboard works in Shoreditch in 2004 up to the major light works for Mons of 2024, which were commissioned by the BAM museum to celebrate 100 years of Surrealism. Robert is well known for his work in public space. He makes light works, billboard poems, fire poems, paintings and watercolours. His work brings text art closer to the language of poetry.

Robert represented the UK in the 2012 Kochi Biennale and the 2016 Yinchuan Biennale. His work is in museum collections across the world including the Albright Knox in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He has had solo museum projects at the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado, Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City, and the Cer Modern Museum in Ankara. His work was recently included in the Musée du Louvre exhibition “La Suite de l’Histoire” in Paris. His work is hugely popular on the internet, the piece “The People You Love Become Ghosts Inside of You” has been shared online more than 200 million times.

This is a seated event (unreserved).

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

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