Switzerland’s 1816 ‘year without a summer’ provided the backdrop for the conception of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, and was also part of a three-year period of severe climate deterioration. Artist Chloe Dewe Mathews returned to these glaciers 200 years later, and the photographs she took explore the environmental and social issues of our time through the themes of Shelley’s novel. You can see these photographs in our new Second Floor Gallery free exhibition, In Search of Frankenstein, open now until Sunday 1 July.
To complement the exhibition, we are hosting Frankenstein: the First 200 Years, an event that traces Mary Shelley’s writing from limited edition literature to the bloodstream of contemporary culture, as well as a free Artist Talk.
For more information on the exhibition, see here.