Jeremy Deller – Long Live Lincolnshire

Photograph of prints from the Long Live Lincolnshire exhibition at Turntable Gallery in Grimsby

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Jeremy Deller - Long Live Lincolnshire exhibition logo.

27 May to 8 July 2023

In partnership with Turnntable Gallery, we are delighted to present a collection of works by acclaimed British artist, Jeremy Deller. Featuring over 60 eclectic works; Long Live Lincolnshire brings together the collection of Lincolnshire based artists, curators, and art-fans Darren Neave and Dale Wells, who also co-direct the gallery in Grimsby.

With themes ranging from political discord to the artistic ego, Deller traces this broad interests in art and culture, in part, to childhood visits to museums and galleries. After meeting Andy Warhol in 1986, Deller spent two weeks at The Factory in New York. He began making serious work in the early 1990s, often showing them outside of conventional galleries. In 1993, while his parents were on holiday, he secretly used the family home for an exhibition titled ‘Open Bedroom’.

Amongst his many accolades, Deller won the Turner Prize in 2004 with ‘Memory Bucket’, and represented Britain in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Over the past three decades he has become a guiding force in contemporary art. Much of his work ephemeral in nature, incorporating video, installation and live events including campaigning and protest, and as such avoids commodification.

Both music and pop cultural references play a large part of Deller’s output. Working around musical luminaries, such as The Manic Street Preachers and Depeche Mode, has allowed a greater cultural crossover. In fact, it is his project on the latter which forms the influence for the exhibition.

Bringing together prints, posters, ephemera and collected objects, this showing forms an artwork in its own right. Both intimate and accessible, ‘Long Live Lincolnshire’ is at once a curatorial project, an intensely personal collection and an examination of devoted fandom. This is a drawing together of transitionary and consumable things. It is as much a study of the artist as it is the collector, a body of work, and the need to acquire it.