Exhibition introduction to Rachel Maclean: The Lion and The Unicorn

BSL – interpreted talk

Friday 25 January, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

Admission free

Our talks are open to everyone. Tickets are free but please contact us to reserve your space and for meeting point information – please email us education@ng-london.org.uk 

For popular events, tickets will be prioritised for BSL users and visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Join Deaf presenter Melissa Mostyn and discover the display of Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s film ‘The Lion and The Unicorn

One of the most sharply satirical artists in Britain today, Maclean’s films are often darkly comical and look at how we shape collective identities and reflects Maclean’s engagement with issues of national identity. Her distinctive style combines gaudy masks, grotesque prostheses, and elaborate scenography.

Coinciding with the exhibition of Landseer’s The Monarch of the Glen, this display of Maclean’s 2012 film shines an irreverent light on Scottish-English relationships and offers a counterpoint to Landseer’s iconic image.

This BSL presentation will also be interpreted into spoken English.

British Sign Language interpretation

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by Deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Image above: Detail from Rachel Maclean, 'The Queen', 2013. Commissioned and published by Edinburgh Printmakers © Rachel Maclean