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Ruby Tingle Afterlife

Type:Exhibition

The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Haslingden Road, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 6RE

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Ruby Tingle Afterlife

Ruby Tingle presents her new work Afterlife, resurrecting The Whitaker’s off show taxidermy collection as new dioramas in a temporary ‘swamp heaven’.  The show draws together installation, works on paper, music, scent and performance to create a multi sensory fantasy wetlands, based on Tingle’s fascination with the habitat and new stories dreamt up from her personal experiences in nature.

Inspired initially by the Whitaker’s famous tableaux The Tiger & The Python, these new interventions echo the historic use of taxidermy, where unnatural depictions of nature were favoured over scientific accuracy; the diorama has been adopted as a myth making tool.  Environmental conversation under sets this new work.  The fabrication of a dream afterworld, based on real living spaces for these dead specimens promotes Tingle’s belief that the idea of ‘heaven’ is already here on earth, in nature, and must be preserved.

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Season (14 Dec 2023 - 10 Mar 2024)

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Free exhibition

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

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Situated on the A681 Haslingden to Rawtenstall Road, close to Rawtenstall centre and the East Lancashire Railway station. 

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The East Lancashire Railway line from Bury via Ramsbottom runs at weekends, and Whitaker Park and The Whitaker is just five minutes walk from the station.

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