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Image credit: Nigel Green

Gallery 1

The London-based Brazilian artist, Tonico Lemos Auad (b.1968), makes sculptures that act as tools for processing thoughts. Often responding specifically in relation to the site and its people, Auad inspects ideas around act of faith, mending and repairing, resistance and endeavour to overcome adversity.

In response to the De La Warr Pavilion’s proximity to the natural elements and the town’s history as a seaside resort and its relationship to mental health and well-being, the exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion will focus on the activity of gardening and its psychological impact and therapeutic properties.

All the plants in the gallery contain healing properties. The artist invites you to add your own medicinal plants and stories in exchange for a small plant sample. The exchange will take place here on Saturday afternoons, 1pm-4pm.

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Saturday 5 March, 2pm 

In Conversation: Tonico Lemos Auad

£7/ £5 Members and Concessions
Tonico Lemos Auad discusses his current exhibition with De La Warr Pavilion’s Head of Exhibitions Jane Won and writer, curator and critic Paul Carey Kent.
In the DLWP Studio

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Saturday 26 March, 2pm

In Context: Medicinal Plants

Free but booking essential, suggested donations £3
Specialists in gardening and plants introduce their fields of expertise.
Speakers include Dr. Henry Oakeley, Garden Fellow at the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London, talking about medicinal plants, and Dr. Sean Morrissey from Thrive, a leading UK charity using gardening to change the lives of disabled people.
In the DLWP Studio

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Saturday 2 April, 2pm

In Context: Derek Jarman garden

Free but booking essential, suggested donation £3
Two close friends of the late director Derek Jarman - photographer Howard Sooley and artist Peter Fillingham - will share their experience of working with Jarman on his celebrated garden in Dungeness. 

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Learning Resources:

Tonico Lemos Auad

Exhibition Family Trail Free Download: Enjoy activities and investigations in Gallery One, plus ideas to try at home!
In Colour Download 
In Mono  Download 

Primary School: Signposting the Learning Journey Resource. Learn with Tonico Lemos Auad. Download

Secondary School: Enriching the Curriculum Resource. Learn with Tonico Lemos Auad. Download


Sat 30 Jan 2016-
Sun 10 Apr 2016

Tickets: Free entry

Booking & Information:
01424 229 111
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