A major exhibition entitled John Craxton: Drawn to Light can be seen at Mesher Istanbul until 23 July 2023.
This is the first solo show for the artist in Turkey. The latest leg of the Craxton centenary tour is the largest yet thanks to the inclusion of 40 paintings and drawings from the Omer Koc collection, most of which are available for Istanbul only. Drawn to Light also includes the monumental Landscape with the Elements tapestry made in Edinburgh for the University of Stirling and never previously seen outside Scotland. Entry to the Turkish exhibition is free, with brochure, cards and posters also freely available.
A wonderful exhibition catalogue is priced at 550 Turkish lira. The show has been curated by Ian Collins, whose Craxton biography has also been published in Turkish to coincide with the Drawn to Light show. See the gallery website for a range of events – including showings of the new film John Craxton: A Life of Gifts, directed by Tony Britten and produced by Anwen Hurt.
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