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ARTIST ROOMS Anselm Kiefer. 7February-7June 2015

Born in Germany in 1945, now living and working in France, Anselm Kiefer is one of the most important post-war European artists.  Encompassing themes of environment, identity and memory as well as myth, history and literature, Kiefer’s works often addresses the legacy and identity of Germany and individuals after World War II.  The exhibition features works spanning the past 40 years of Kiefer’s career, and marks only the second time an ARTIST ROOMS group of works by Kiefer have been on show outside of London.

ARTIST ROOMS is an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary art jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries Scotland, which was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008 and acquired with support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and Scottish and British Governments.

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War Games, Previous exhibition 2014- Teachers' Notes

War Games explores the fascinating relationship between conflict and children’s play, providing an insight into the ways toys have been influenced by warfare from 1800 to the present day. 

With toys and games including Risk, GI Joe and classic British toy soldiers, as well as photographs and archive documents, War Games represents differing sides of conflicts from around the world. This thought-provoking exhibition reveals the sometimes surprising links between play and wider attitudes towards warfare, and delves into the secret history of toys as tools of propaganda and espionage.

Curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, the exhibition showcases over 100 objects from their collection, as well as important loans from the Imperial War Museum, the Museum of London, the Spielzeugmuseum, Nuremberg and private collectors. The Tullie House collection is also represented and includes toys from the 19th century through to the 1990s. The exhibition is highly interactive, encouraging children to dress up, play at espionage and engage in many other activities that encourage learning, while photography, film and games all contribute to a diverse and stimulating experience.

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Richard Slee- Work and Play. Previous Exhibition 2014, Teachers' Notes

Richard Slee (born Carlisle, 1946) has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most important contemporary ceramic artists. His work challenges conventional notions of ceramic art and demonstrates the fluid boundaries of 21st century ceramic practice.

This exhibition covers Slee’s most radical work to date produced over the last 10 years. ‘Work and Play’ is grouped into two themes: ‘Work’ which contains the tools and signs of both business and industry; and ‘Play’ which focuses on the equipment and symbols of sport and leisure. In the exhibition Slee evokes a fantasy of the traditional day: eight hours work, eight hours play.

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Worn to Be Wild- Previous Exhibition 2014; Teachers' Notes

Designed and created by costume maker and textile artist Kate Plumtree, Worn to be Wild is a visual spectacle: 17 theatrical costumes, with head dresses and accessories, inspired by British wild birds and mammals, many of which have links to the Tullie House Natural History collection.

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