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Head to Grandad’s Gallery this week and help tackle ageism

Posted at 10:00 am, May 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

 

Older people are often dismissed by our youth-obsessed society, but a new London exhibition is hoping to tackle ageism face-on. Pop-up Grandad’s Gallery arrives in Camden today, and will show the work of 78-year-old artist Liam Gallagher until May 30.

 

Liam took his first steps into the art world last year when his grandson, artist and broadcaster Scottee, attempted to give his illiterate granddad a voice. The duo managed to raise £6,000 for the project, gathering support from Stephen Fry and Age UK.

 

The results are a limited-edition print, a t-shirt with the slogan ‘No Need to Shout’ and a four-day exhibition on Queens Crescent where Liam and his wife Mary have lived since 1973. There will be 30 pieces of text-based work in the exhibition as well as a video installation, a series of one-on-one performances and a sound piece. The works explore issues like ageism, death, assisted suicide, politics, immigration and racism.

 

Installation artists Hunt & Darton will also be serving some of Liam’s favourite snacks, including toasted fruit loaf and tea with two tea bags. Plus, over-60s are invited to a special private view with complimentary cake.

 

Find out more about Grandad’s Gallery.

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