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We warmly welcome you to the opening reception of ‘Hoi Polloi’ which will take place from 6-9pm, Friday 11 May in the Glass Tank Gallery and the Richard Hamilton Building. 

At the private view you can expect a range of innovative and exciting artworks, performance pieces and a chance to discuss the work with the artists and guests. There will also be a selection of musical entertainment as well as free refreshments and drinks.

The private view is free and open to everyone.



The Hoi Polloi programme of events will run alongside the week-long exhibition, between 12th – 17th May. The exhibition is open daily from 11am – 6pm, with a late opening on Thursday 11am – 9pm. All events are free to attend and open to the general public.


Saturday 12th May
TOUR: Artist-Led Exhibition Tour 12 (noon)
TALK: ‘Hoi Polloi – Creative Talks’ – 3pm – 6pm | JHB208 Chakrabarti Room


Sunday 13th May
WORKSHOP: ‘Make Your Own Alien Creature’ with Artist Kate Davis –  10am – 3pm
TOUR: Artist-Led Exhibition Tour 12 (noon)
WORKSHOP: Experimental Life Drawing Class – 1:30pm – 3pm


Monday 14th May
TOUR: Artist-Led Exhibition Tour 12 (noon)
WORKSHOP: ‘Introduction to Fine Art Cob Building’ with Artist Jemima Hall – 5:30pm – 8:30pm


Tuesday 15th May
TOUR: Artist-Led Exhibition Tour 12 (noon)
WORKSHOP: ‘Pulping Party’ with Artist Ellie Monk – 6pm – 8pm


Wednesday 16th May
TOUR: Artist-Led Exhibition Tour 12 (noon)


Thursday 17th May
LATE OPENING: Celebratory closing event with live performances, sound and light installations. 6pm – 9pm


The launch event ‘Hoi Polloi – Creative Talks’ will take place on Saturday 12th May in the afternoon, featuring a series of exciting and inspiring talks with established and emerging artists. The ‘Creative Talks’ event will culminate in a live panel discussion offering insights and discussing possibilities of ‘routes into working in the creative industries’. This is a free event to attend and open to the general public.

Throughout the week will be a series of artist-led workshops, ranging from sentimental paper-making to sculpting otherworldly fictional creatures. These intriguing workshops enable the exhibiting artists to share the techniques, knowledge and craft accumulated throughout their studies during the Fine Art degree course with workshop attendees.

Artist-led guided tours will take place daily from the Richard Hamilton building. This experience offers an excellent opportunity to explore the exhibition in more detail and to engage with the exhibiting artists.

With late opening until 9pm, the closing night of the exhibition and the final activities in the events programme include a range of immersive sound and light installations as well as performances throughout the evening.