A trick of the Light: Magic, Mystery and Illusion

Brass Art (Artist), Chara Lewis (Artist), Kristin Mojsiewicz (Artist), Anneke Pettican (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


A Trick of the Light continues Grundy Art Gallery's commitment to exhibiting and collecting artworks that explore the use of 'light': this exhibition brings together a group of internationally recognised contemporary artists whose work cast shadows, conjure illusions and bring the inanimate to life. Referencing pre-cinematic techniques and Victorian optical entertainments, these artworks use the transformative power of light to alter perception and trick the eye. Artists: Brass Art, Mat Collishaw, Rachel Goodyear, Helen Maurer, Tim Noble & Sue Webster. Artefacts courtesy of The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBlackpool
PublisherGrundy Art Gallery
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2019
EventBrass Art Artists' Talk - Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Oct 2019 → …


  • light
  • shadow
  • illusion
  • cinema
  • pre-cinematic
  • bill douglas
  • blackpool
  • installation
  • shadowplay


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  • Brass Art: that-which-is-not

    Brass Art, Lewis, C. & Pettican, A., 17 Feb 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Still Life No.1

    Brass Art, 1 Oct 2011

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


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