The Venus Papers poster

Attenborough Arts Centre
Lancaster Road
Leicester LE1 7HA

29 September 2015 from 7-9pm: Book launch and exhibition preview.

Join renowned artists:  Lydia Towsey, poet/performer;  Scott Bridgwood, figurative painter;   David Dhonau, musician - for this very special book launch and exhibition preview. 

What if Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach in the 21st century . . . .? From a mother dancing in front of a TV... to a psychopathic Barbie, murderous mozzarella and road trip across the Spanish Badlands. ...A brief, scored reading, will be followed by the opportunity to explore Bridgwood’s figurative paintings over drinks, Blue Nun and nibbles...

Scott Bridgwood's exhibition runs from 30 September to 18 October 2015 at Attenborough Arts Centre.  Read more about the artist here or on Scott's website

 Scott Bridgwood: "An assured touch and academic vigour - an ethereal quality"
- Dayle Flude Cank Street Gallery

Lydia Towsey:

Lydia Towsey, The Venus Papers, is published by Burning Eye Books

As a life model, Lydia Towsey spends a lot of time appearing as the ‘passive nude’, her perceptions are not recorded by her own hand, but by those who critically analyse her and create their own idea of her character onto a canvas. This is much like women throughout history – looked at and spoken of from a perspective that does not belong to them. It is a key theme of The Venus Paper then, that Lydia takes the passivity away and explores the depth and journey of Venus as everywoman, outsider, traveller and immigrant in a modern society, where change is can be both healing and destructive.

Lydia Towsey: "Absolutely spectacular."

- Jo Ivie: Foot in the City

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