Real and Imagined Lives

Past beyond the gallery archive
20 October 2012 - 6 January 2013

M Shed, Bristol

Tickets:£5/£4

  • Partnership exhibition



Tricky, by Sal Idriss, 26 July 2003 - NPG  - © Sal Idriss / National Portrait Gallery, London

Tricky
by Sal Idriss
26 July 2003
NPG x126229

Real and Imagined Lives explores identity through works drawn from the National Portrait Gallery Collection.  Fictional character sketches written by well known authors accompany Tudor & Jacobean paintings of unknown sitters, while local writers offer an alternative view on contemporary photographs of well known people with Bristol connections such as J K Rowling and Damien Hirst.