Swan Life – Exhibition Launch

Date of event: 21 Oct 2021 Event start time: 8:00pm - Event end time: 9:00pm

Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Black & White photo of a swan, with a logo saying 'Swan Life'

Join us for the launch of Simon Withers’ exhibition in The Window Gallery at City Arts.

‘Swan Life’ features striking images of swans that were captured on the banks of the River Trent.

An ongoing relationship with the swans has become central to Simon’s wellbeing. Observing them has helped him improve his mental health.

This event offers a chance to meet the artist and to learn about his work with the swans.

Alcoholic and soft drinks will be available at our donation bar. Please be aware that tickets are very limited.

About the artist

Photo of Simon Withers wearing a face mask, with the word 'Honk' above him. Next to a photo of a swan's head with the word 'Honk' above it.

Simon Withers graduated from Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1988 with a fine arts degree. For the next 30 years his work incorporated, painting, sculpture, performance, photography, sound, writing and play-acting. He has participated in over 140 exhibitions including, The Rashleigh Jackson Collection, exhibited at Nottingham Contemporary in the Small Collections Room.

In 2008, Simon presented Metahang at Nottingham Castle that saw him hang twenty paintings from their collection back to front in the Long Gallery. He exhibited a number of my tapestry works within group shows at The Museum of Art and Design, New York and in Angel Row Gallery, UK. In 1998, he was selected to show in the prestigious Mostyn 10 open exhibition. In 2001, he held a solo exhibition of Multi-Fold paintings at Wrexham Arts Centre. In 2000, he successfully received a Year of the Artist award and took up residency in a beach hut on the Lincolnshire East Coast.