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Monday, 8 February 2010

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art at the Tate

The Tate Britain in London has an exhibition running from 9th June to 5th September 2010, about British Comic Art.  From the website:
This groundbreaking exhibition uses visual art to explore the role of humour in British culture over the centuries. Tackling key themes such as morality, politics and the absurd, the show will feature works by classic caricaturists from William Hogarth, James Gillray and George Cruikshank, to David Low, Gerald Scarfe and Steve Bell.
It will also feature cartoons, comic books and works by contemporary artists such as Simone Lia, Paul Noble and Angus Fairhurst. A host of present-day cartoonists and comic writers will collaborate with Tate curators in the presentation of these diverse works, ensuring a fresh and emphatically contemporary overview of Britain's comic traditions from the 1500s to the present day.

Tickets are £10 (£8.50 for concessions), or free for members.

Information on how to visit the Tate can be found here (including BSL translations).

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