Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder


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15 October 2022 - 29 January 2023

British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong works in film, sculpture, installation, sound, collage, music and performance. His work draws on popular culture and his communal and personal heritage.

Included in his first major UK solo show to date is Achiampong’s debut feature length film Wayfinder, as well as a large presentation of his Pan African flags, life-sized Relic Traveller figures and Glyth collages. It will also reveal some of his influences from video games to the landscape paintings of JMW Turner.

Wayfinder follows a young girl on a journey across England. Travelling from north to south, she passes through different regions, towns and landscapes, including a housing estate in Wellingborough and the ruins of St Johns Church in Boughton, Northamptonshire. On her way she encounters people and stories, such as the Wellingborough based former athlete Anita Neil OLY, who was the first female Black British Olympian. Wayfinder draws on British traditions of travel and exploration to reflect on division and the meaning of home.

This exhibition has been commissioned by Turner Contemporary with MK Gallery and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

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Opening Times

Exhibition open:
Tuesday – Sunday | 10am–5pm

Café, bar & shop open late:
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday to 7.30pm

Closed Mondays

Images: Larry Achiampong Wayfinder, 2022. Feature-Length Single Channel 4K Film with Stereo Sound. Commissioned by Turner Contemporary with MK Gallery and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Courtesy of the artist and Copperfield, London. Distributed by LUX.