In Light of Monochrome | Exhibition and Symposium

The Secret Life of Seams & Borders, oil on canvas, Copyright Pip Dickens
The Secret Life of Seams and Borders, oil on canvas, copyright Pip Dickens. From the SHIBUSA series of paintings



An exhibition exploring the genre of the monochrome in painting 

curated by Heather Boxall  |  Bradford College

In Light of the Monochrome explores the many interpretations of the monochrome genre. The monochrome has the quality of being luminous, emitting or reflecting light through the painted surface.  Light can also be regarded as a condition of spiritual awareness, divine illumination, which references the ‘transcendental’ or ‘sublime’ often attributed to the monochrome. Artists are also exploring the monochrome through digital and photographic light techniques. This exhibition brings together some contemporary reflections on the genre.

Exhibiting artists include Jane Harris, David Batchelor, Pip Dickens, Estelle Thompson, Heather Boxall, Manya Donaque and Clare Booker.

The exhibition opening will be preceded by a symposium. 

Private View:       5th March 2015 from 4.30pm until 7.30pm

Symposium:       Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition:           6th March until 25th March 2015. 

Bradford College, The Dye House Gallery is open weekdays, from 11am until 4pm

More information:


Pip Dickens symposium paper :

Netherworlds of Greyness: Green-lipped Geishas and Old Sheep Dogs