Event Information

Mohamed Bourouissa, Vanley Burke, Jakki Carey, Mona Casey, Rita Donagh, Kimathi Donkor, Geoffrey Dudley, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Hepworth, Huang Xu, Thomas Humphries, Hew Locke, L. S. Lowry, Jock McFadyen, Norah McGuinness, Tim Mara, Aidan Moesby, C. R. W. Nevinson, Ana Maria Pacheco, Eduardo Paolozzi, Mark Power, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Yinka Shonibare, Carol Rhodes, George Shaw, Andrew Tift

Our lives have been altered in the face of the pandemic, accelerating fundamental change to our social, cultural and working experience. The Butterfly Effect invites us to reflect upon this era of rapid transformation by reconsidering a diverse selection of art through a new pandemic lens. 

Co-curated with seniors from MAC’s Culture Club, the exhibition invites us to think about how these artists have represented change in an often complex world and how opportunities for social and cultural renewal can emerge out of the crisis.  

Special thanks to Birmingham Museums Trust; Rugby Art Gallery and Museum; The Lowry Collection, Salford; The New Art Gallery, Walsall; Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Worcester City Art Gallery.

With thanks to Arts Council England and Players of the People's Postcode Lottery for their support of this exhibition.

LS Lowry, Going to Work, 1959 © The Lowry Collection, Salford