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‘Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then’ – the 12th Lyon Biennale

Holly Grange, Exhibitions and Collections Assistant, gives us an insight into her personal highlights from the 12th Lyon Biennale – Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then.


A few weeks ago I visited the beautiful city of Lyon for the bi-annual exhibition of contemporary art- the Lyon Biennale. Since it started in 1991, the Biennale has each time explored a specific theme or notion proposed by the organisers, which is then further extrapolated or interpreted by a guest curator. Its incarnations so far have formed three successive trilogies: the first devoted to History, the second to Globalisation, and the third to Temporality. This year’s Biennale is the last of the three Biennales grappling with notions of temporality in art.

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Frank Luckham Ring Collection

We have a brand new range of jewellery in the shop by British designer Frank Luckham. His unique and distinctive jewellery (see below) is inspired by the Modernist and Minimalist artistic movements, and in particular the work of Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Donald Judd. He specialises in ring designs that explores the simplicity of form characterised by these artists.

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5 minutes with… Elizabeth Bloom, Jeweller

Launched in London in 2011, Dorus Mhor (meaning ‘great open door’ in Gaelic), is the brainchild of Scottish designer Elizabeth Bloom and the latest jewellery collection on sale in the gallery shop. Retail Assistant Ellie Churchill had a brief chat with her to find out more about her inspiration behind the unique designs.

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