Country Girls in Performer as Curator at the Lowry

Country Girls 1999 © Anna Fox and Alison Goldfrapp

Performer as Curator by Alison Goldfrapp

Sat 19 October – Sun 2 March

Free Entry | Open Daily | #GoldfrappCurator

Gallery Opening Times* Sun – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 5pm

The Lowry is proud to present the first exhibition within our new Performer as Curator series, which sees art works selected from collections around the world by musician Alison Goldfrapp. Her exhibition offers a rare opportunity to explore some of the singer’s personal inspirations through the painters, film makers, illustrators and photographers who have shaped her own inimitable artistic vision.

This diverse and high profile selection of works will portray the artist’s fascination in the darker side of fairy tales and folklore through traditional and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists. Goldfrapp, who graduated from art school while writing and performing music, also art directs all things visual for the band. The exhibition explores the themes of transformation, metamorphosis and identity that often recur within traditional fairy tales and that have been represented within works of art for centuries.

Alison Goldfrapp has enjoyed international acclaim following a string of worldwide hits, including Strict Machine, Ooh La La, Lovely Head and Utopia in a career spanning 14 years. Goldfrapp’s  most recent album, Tales of Us, is released on 9 September.

In addition to her critical and commercial success, Goldfrapp’s reputation for spell-binding live performance and original costume designs – coupled with her unwillingness to allow public intrusion into her private life – have cemented her reputation as one of pop music’s most intriguing stars, and this unique exhibition is as distinctive and fascinating as the performer herself.

The exhibition includes over 20 artists from national and international collections including: Anna Fox; John Stezaker; Jan Pienkowski; Lotte Reiniger (film); Simon English; Leonora Carrington; Henry Darger.