Cornelia Parker
Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exposed)

Cornelia Parker, Coffee Pot hit by a Hammer, (detail), 2015,
from Thirty Pieces of Silver. Courtesy Cornelia Parker and Alan Cristea Gallery, London.

A recent acquisition to our Permanent Collection, Cornelia Parker’s print series Thirty Pieces of Silver  is on display in our Floor 2 temporary exhibition space, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy. Parker, who graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic, was elected a Royal Academician in 2010.


In this body of work Parker has re-appropriated a group of found glass photographic negatives of antique silverware, continuing her interest in objects and their histories, the material of silver, and the medium of photography.


Silver Memories

Saturday 8 September, 2-4pm

Bring your own silver objects for an informal reminiscence session around Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exposed) or

share or listen to memories re-called through gathered objects, while doing some therapeutic polishing!

Drop in, Floor 2, Cornelia Parker room



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