A Trick of the Light

28 September – 14 December

Brass Art, Mat Collishaw, Rachel Goodyear, Helen Maurer, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, plus items on loan from The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, at the University of Exeter.

A Trick of the Light brings together a group of internationally recognised contemporary artists whose works cast shadows, conjure illusions and bring the inanimate to life.

Referencing pre-cinematic techniques and Victorian optical entertainments, such as Zoetropes and Shadow Play, these artworks use the transformative power of light to alter perceptions and trick the eye.

Preview 28 September, 3.00 – 5.00 pm – all welcome.


Caption: Helen Maurer, Cave Painting, 2003. Photograph: Angela Moore. Courtesy: the artist and Danielle Arnaud


Further information:
  • Opening times Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5.00 pm; closed Sundays and Mondays; Bank Holidays, 11am – 4pm.
  • Location Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool FY1 1PX
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Further information 01253 478170
  • Email: grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk