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Sophie von Hellerman & Anne Ryan @ Turner Contemporary

12 November 2022 - 16 April 2023

Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan present Sirens, a new collaborative commission that combines large-scale paintings by von Hellermann with Ryan’s three-dimensional painted ‘cutouts’.

Sophie von Hellermann’s fluid and dreamlike paintings often draw on history, mythology and fable. For Sirens von Hellermann draws from the Margate coastline, reflecting the Sunley Gallery’s expansive sea view in her paintings.

Anne Ryan creates constructed and painted ‘cutouts’, which are intensely coloured, densely layered and full of movement.  For Sirens, Ryan created works in high-density board and aluminium, drawing on a wide range of references and daily observations of the coastal environment, its light and weather, as well as Margate’s history of leisure and working-class culture.


12 November 2022
16 April 2023
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Turner Contemporary, Margate