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Connor Coulston: Thoughts From a Sleepless Night


13 May


12:00 - 16:00


Crypt Gallery
Norwich School, 69-71A, Norwich NR1 4DD

“I don’t know about you, but I’m not sleeping. Not sure if it was the bottle of 19 Crimes I necked because work was pretty crap, or if it’s a simple case of insomnia… well, if I am being honest with you, I’m actually awake because I had a little sleep paralysis episode and I’m scared to go back to sleep.”

“I find myself staring at my ceiling at 3am singing Stop by the Spice Girls. My mind reels with ideas; flickering from my genuine love for Victoria Beckham to my fear of going back to sleep. I wanted to be Posh Spice when I was a kid. Yes, I’ll make a pot dedicated to Victoria Beckham to go in a Gothic crypt…”

Connor Coulston is an artist whose practice is defined by the ongoing conversation between his self-deprecating sense of humour, wild imagination and the materiality of clay. Coulston uses humour as a tool to create surreal and kitsch sculptures, lulling his audience into a false sense of security before the works’ sinister undertones are revealed. ‘Thoughts from a sleepless night’ explores the artist’s night-time ramblings, from Victoria Beckham to his fear of the dark.

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