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30 June 2018 - 6 May 2019
8 September 2018 - 7 April 2019
5 November 2018 - 31 March 2019
1 December 2018 - 10 March 2019
17 November 2018 - 3 February 2019
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30 November 2018 - 3 February 2019
29 September 2018 - 27 January 2019
8 January 2018 - 6 January 2019

27 February 2018 - 6 January 2019

21 July 2017 - 2 December 2018

4 November 2017 - 14 October 2018

3 March - 2 September 2018

27 January - 3 June 2018

 

2017 displays


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4 October 2017 - 26 February 2018

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27 September 2017 - 21 January 2018

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29 March - 30 October 2017

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19 February 2016- 31 December 2016

 

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2013 displays


26 May 2013 - 13 July 2014

26 March 2013 - 2 March 2014

30 November 2013 - 27 July 2014

5 November 2013 - 30 June 2014

12 August 2013 - 29 June 2014

17 September 2013 - 12 June 2014

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27 September 2013 - 5 May 2014

24 August 2013 - 12 January 2014

14 September - 5 January 2014

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30 March - 24 November 2013

25 March - 10 November 2013

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10 June – 8 September 2013

7 March - 1 September 2013

24 January - 1 September 2013

 

2012 displays


23 November 2012 - 1 September 2013

17 December 2012 - 11 August 2013

18 December 2012 - 14 July 2013

9 September 2012 - 07 July 2013

28 September 2012 - 20 June 2013

19 June 2012 - 9 June 2013

22 October 2012 - 2 June 2013

17 September 2012 - 28 April 2013

3 April 2012 - 31 March 2013

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29 September 2012 - 24 March 2013

17 July 2012 - 24 March 2013

14 August 2012 - 24 March 2013

27 June 2012 - 3 March 2013

3 October 2012 - 3 February 2013

15 May 2012 - 20 January 2013

29 May 2012 - 15 January 2013

27 June 2012 - 8 January 2013

23 April - 16 December 2012

22 June - 18 November 2012

3 April - 21 October 2012

26 November - 14 October 2012

19 July - 23 September 2012

17 April - 16 September 2012

1 March - 22 April 2012

 

2011 displays


5 December 2011 - 12 August 2012

8 December 2011 - 19 July 2012

12 December 2011 - 15 July 2012

28 November 2011 - 9 July 2012

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16 April - 27 November 2011

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25 July - 25 September 2011

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2010 displays


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13 January - 15 August 2010

21 January - 8 August 2010


2009 displays


19 December 2009 - 15 August 2010

16 March 2009 - 14 November 2010

16 November 2009 - 23 May 2010

9 November 2009 - 16 May 2010

12 September 2009 - 9 May 2010

31 October 2009 - 25 April 2010

1 December 2009 - 18 April 2010

20 October 2009 - 31 March 2010

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13 July 2009 - 7 March 2010

26 August 2009 - 17 January 2010

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18 July - 14 December 2009

11 May - 29 November 2009

30 March - 15 November 2009

17 November 2008 - 30 September 2009

2 May - 20 September 2009

21 March - 16 August 2009

13 January - 5 July 2009

19 January - 30 June 2009

24 January - 21 June 2009

14 February - 19 April 2009

 

2008 displays


20 December 2008 - 12 July 2009

4 October 2008 - 1 July 2009

20 October 2008 - 1 April 2009

1 September 2008 - 29 March 2009

2 September 2008 - 15 March 2009

12 July 2008 - 15 March 2009

13 September 2008 - 8 March 2009

4 October 2008 - 1 March 2009

29 September 2008 - 1 March 2009

30 October 2008 - 8 March 2009

30 September 2008 - 11 January 2009

26 July 2008 - 11 January 2009

1 December 2008 - 5 January 2009

19 July 2008 - 4 January 2009

19 July - 14 December 2008

24 May - 7 December 2008

7 June - 9 November 2008

24 May - 26 October 2008

16 June - 19 October 2008

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20 March - 7 September 2008

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Until September 2008

13 March - 31 August 2008

21 January - 20 July 2008

28 January - 27 July 2008

15 January - 6 July 2008

13 March - 15 June 2008

1 April - 8 June 2008

 

2007 displays


15 December 2007 - 13 July 2008

December 2007 - June 2008

4 December 2007 - 1 June 2008

5 November 2007 - 4 May 2008

30 October 2007 - 20 April 2008

24 September 2007 - 16 March 2008

15 September 2007 - 9 March 2008

28 September 2007 - 12 February 2008

28 September 2007 - 13 January 2008

28 September 2007 - 13 January 2008

28 July 2007 - 20 January 2008

14 July 2007 - 13 January 2008

5 April - 9 December 2007

16 June - 25 November 2007

16 July - 28 October 2007

2 July - 14 October 2007

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20 January - 23 September 2007

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24 March - 9 September 2007

9 December 2006 - 1 July 2007

9 December 2006 - 17 June 2007

9 December 2006 - 17 June 2007

16 December 2006 - 10 June 2007

3 February 2007 - 13 May 2007

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2006 displays


28 October 2006 - 8 April 2007

28 October 2006 - 8 April 2007

5 August 2006 - 22 March 2007

30 October 2006 - 4 March 2007

5 August 2006 - 14 January 2007

29 July - 3 December 2006

24 June - 3 December 2006

29 July - 3 December 2006

6 June - 30 October 2006

5 July - 22 October 2006

11 February - 17 September 2006

8 May - 17 September 2006

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7 March - 10 September 2006

11 February - 6 September 2006

25 January - 2 July 2006

28 January - 3 August 2006

28 January - 3 August 2006

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14 January -23 July 2006

28 January - 11 June 2006

23 January - 4 June 2006

27 January - 28 March 2006

 

2005 displays


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18 October 2005 – 5 March 2006

10 September 2005- 29 January 2006

10 September 2005 – 29 January 2006

28 November 2005 - 26 January 2006

27 July 2005 – 22 January 2006

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17 September - 18 December 2005

2 July - 11 December 2005

3 October - 29 November 2005

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1 April - 3 July 2005

8 February - 15 June 2005

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29 April - 10 June 2005

17 January - 30 May 2005

8 February - 28 April 2005

 

2004 displays


18 December 2004 - January 2006

18 December 2004 - 4 September 2005

11 September 2004 - 26 June 2005

8 December 2004 - 15 June 2005

8 December 2004 - 15 June 2005

8 December 2004 - 15 June 2005

27 May 2004 - 6 February 2005

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27 May - 26 September 2004

From 18 September 2004

20 April - 15 September 2004

17 April - 5 September 2004

5 April - 31 August 2004

7 May - 22 August 2004

30 March - 1 August 2004

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Until 4 July 2004

24 January - 13 June 2004

Until 8 June 2004

 

2003 displays


8 November 2003 - 12 April 2004

20 September 2003 - 25 March 2004

6 September 2003 - 14 March 2004

From 12 December 2003

8 July - 3 November 2003

20 May - 2 November 2003

3 May - 31 August 2003

7 July - 28 September 2003

5 April - 28 September 2003

5 April - 28 September 2003

5 April - 28 September 2003

3 March - 6 July 2003

6 February - 26 May 2003

 

2002 displays


21 September 2002 - 27 April 2003

26 October 2002 - 30 March 2003

14 September 2002 - 23 March 2003

14 September 2002 - 23 March 2003

14 September 2002 - 14 March 2003

1 June 2002 - 9 February 2003

10 September 2002 - 2 February 2003

4 November 2002 - February 2003

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20 April - 18 September 2002

 

2001 displays


7 November 2001 - 3 March 2002

29 August 2001 - 3 March 2002

22 October 2001 - 24 February 2002

2 July - 21 October 2001

7 July - 9 September 2001

Until 1 July 2001

22 January - 8 April 2001

Mike McCartney: 60s Photographs

From 17 March 2001

 

2000 displays


1 July 2000 - 1 January 2001

22 June - 1 October 2000

10 March - 17 September 2000

5 February - 11 August 2000

24 March - 18 June 2000

7 January - 19 March 2000

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