Telling in Full – part of the Lancaster Words Festival

Telling in Full is a group exhibition of national and international artists running as part of the Lancaster Words festival from the 6th-8th July. The three-day festival celebrates the creative capacity of language in all its forms, and the exhibition seeks to re-engage with literature through artistic translation.

Ekphrasis, a Greek word meaning ‘telling in full’, is generally understood as the process of exploring a painting or sculpture through words; however it can be more widely applied to the translation of a work in one artistic medium to another.

In this show; painting, sculpture, digital media and performance come together to explore the textual shadows of literature. The artists featured have translated themes, words and ideas into works of art which illuminate the spaces between the lines.

The Opening Night will also feature live performances by the Sound Book Project and Julia Cunningham.

When: Opening Night: July 6th, 6:30-8pm

July 7th, 10am-5pm

July 8th, 11am – 4pm

Where: The Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, Arts Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW

Entry is free and families are welcome.

You can follow the event on social media by joining our Facebook Page, or using #tellinginfull

More information about the wider Festival can be found on their website, here. The Festival promises to be an exciting three day event, celebrating the capacity of language in all its forms.There will be readings, interviews, talks, panel discussions, performances and workshops at different venues across the city and on campus.

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