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MFA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts presents ‘IMMUREMENT’ at the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Parish Church

This multidisciplinary exhibition of the work of 38 international fine artists explores the meaning behind the word ‘immurement’ and the history of the crypt beneath London’s St Pancras Parish Church.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines immurement as the condition of being enclosed or confined against your will; a theme each individual artist will interpret in their works on display.

From an oil-on-canvas painting of children hypnotised by games on their phones to a human size clothes rack offering physical and emotional therapy , we will take you on a visual journey through this labyrinthine gallery space, revealing what it means to be imprisoned from a modern perspective.

The walls of St Pancras Parish Church crypt will provide a dynamic backdrop to the exhibition, themselves holding stories of war, shelter and death.

PRIVATE VIEW: 7th of November 2019 6-9 pm

OPEN TO PUBLIC: 8th-10 th of November 2019 10 am-6 pm

History of Crypt 

The Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church was designed and used for coffin burials from 1822, when the Church was opened, to 1854, when the crypts of all London churches were closed to burials. Crypt burial was seen as a slightly better alternative to the overcrowded village burial grounds for those who could afford it...and a useful revenue for the churches.

In 2002 the Crypt at St Pancras Church became a gallery space where the imagination, thoughts and emotions of 21st century artists are shared with visitors from around the world. Now this popular venue hosts a year-round programme of art exhibitions.

Find more : http://cryptgallery.org/

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