Marion de Canniere Gallery

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


The Eccentric Banquet

The Eccentric Banquet was initially staged as a live event commissioned by Lincoln Art Program as part of the 2011 programme; The Trivia of Eccentric ngland. Bringing together a diverse range of individuals, each with an eccentric story to tell, Walker & Bromwich hosted a banquet inspired by Victorian explorer and freethinker Charles Waterton that celebrated the attributes of eccentricity, and explored the notion that eccentric behaviour can enable significant conceptual leaps and promote changes to the way we think and operate as a society. This latest film work, lifted from documentation of The Eccentric Banquet, employs Walker & Bromwich’s distinctive approach to exploring some of life’s more complex issues with humour and dexterity. As the narrative of the film unfolds, what emerges from this seemingly light-hearted participatory event is something darker and multi-layered that poignantly touches on pressing sociopolitical issues underpinning a complex social structure in the UK and an insidious shift in power structures that has wider global connotations.
Period14 Mar 201426 Apr 2014
Event typeConference
LocationAntwerp, Belgium


  • video
  • instalation
  • art