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Tessa Farmer: Nymphidia

McAra, Catriona (2011) Tessa Farmer: Nymphidia. [Show/Exhibition]
Creators:McAra, Catriona

Tessa Farmer is an artist and enchanted entomologist, who endears herself to the researcher, explorer and natural historian alike. Her work presents a fluttering, cluttering aesthetic of fairy creatures and magical taxidermy. This exhibition takes its name from Michael Drayton’s seventeenth century fairy poem of the same title, 'Nymphidia'. A thorough read through reveals its innate appeal to Farmer, whose art is likewise bursting at the seams with curiosities, literary references and art historical allusions. Indeed the fantastical, other-worldly imaginations of Shakespeare, Bosch, Machen and Conan Doyle have all been mentioned in relation to her work.

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Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Schools:School of Art, Design and Architecture > Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre
School of Art, Design and Architecture
Date:20 May 2011
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Event Title:Tessa Farmer: Nymphidia
Event Location:Danielle Arnaud contemporary art
Event Dates:20 May - 26 June 2011
ID Code:12140
Deposited By: Catriona Mcara
Deposited On:12 Jan 2012 10:02
Last Modified:28 Aug 2021 11:12
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