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Es Devlin: Memory Palace

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Mattock Lane
W5 5EQ

26 September 2019 to 12 January 2020


Interdisciplinary artist Es Devlin OBE is known for her ambitious sculptures and environments across art, theatre and music.

In this new work, visitors are immersed within a vast chronological landscape mapping significant shifts in society, from the caves in South Africa where humans made their first drawings, to the study in Switzerland where the world wide web was conceived.

The 18-metre-wide sculpture fills the gallery, with mirrored planes multiplying its dimensions to enable a reimagining of time and space.

Memory Palace is named after the classical mnemonic technique which catalogues memories within familiar locations. Memory Palace reflects Sir John Soane’s own prolific creation and collection of architectural models and Devlin has also transformed Soane’s library at Pitzhanger into a reading room filled with the books that informed her installation.

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Es Devlin: Artist Talk

Soane’s Kitchen
Walpole Park, Ealing, W5 5BE
Wed 6 Nov, 7pm
£10 (£6.50 concessions)


Artist and Designer Es Devlin will discuss the ideas that shaped Memory Palace and its place within the broader context of her practice. Es Devlin’s major public installations have included Please feed the Lions on Trafalgar Square and Singing Tree at the V&A, and her large-scale kinetic sculptures and environments have included stage sets for Beyoncé and the Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre


Late at Pitzhanger

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5EQ
Fri 1 Nov, 6-9pm
£10 (£6.50 concessions)


Join us for an evening in celebration of our exhibition Es Devlin: Memory Palace, with tours, performances, music and a special Gimlet cocktail bar.
AVM Curiosities presents a scented trial created for Pitzhanger, exploring memory, place and the senses.
Wander through rooms real and imagined in a collaborative act of memory in the performance game The Unbuilt Room by Seth Kriebel.
Create a word collage inspired by Es Devlin’s library installation.

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