EVENT09.09.2022 / 6.00pm8.00pm

Exhibition Opening

Edward Lear and Mayunkiki

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ikon’s new exhibitions.

Edward Lear: Moment to Moment  is the first exhibition dedicated solely to Lear’s landscape sketches; it features 63 works, many exhibited for the first time. Tracing journeys made by this prolific artist, author and nonsense poet through Europe, the Middle East and India across many decades, the exhibition reveals Lear’s compulsive drive to depict and evoke the present through his in-situ drawings.

Ikon’s exhibition by Japanese Ainu artist Mayunkiki comprises video installation that conveys aspects of the everyday life of her people, the Indigenous inhabitants of Hokkaido.

Ikon’s exhibitions run 9 September – 13 November 2022.

Performance: Mayunkiki and Surge Orchestra

7pm, Yorks Café at Ikon.
Free. No need to book, just drop in.

On opening night join us for a unique performance by Mayunkiki and musicians from Birmingham-based Surge Orchestra. Following a week long residency and cultural exchange, this event includes new works and re-imaginings of Mayunkiki’s music. Surge musicians working on this project are Artistic Director and guitarist Sid Peacock, trumpeter Aaron Diaz, clarinetist Katie Stevens, drummer Tymek Jozwiak and saxophonist Xhosa Cole. This performance is supported by John Feeney Charitable Trust.


Event Date

Friday 9 September 2022

Event Details

Free, donations welcome. Pay bar.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here.

For additional access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org

Image Credits
1. Edward Lear Maharraka, 7:25 am, 14 February 1867 (463) Al-Maharraqa (1867) Watercolour, pen and brown ink, and graphite. Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Donald C. Gallup. 2. Mayunkiki, Photo by Hiroshi Ikeda


Document Name
Edward Lear Press Release
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