Emma Talbot: 21st Century Sleepwalk // Exhibition @ Caustic Coastal
25/10/18 -
Time: All Day

Emma Talbot: 21st Century Sleepwalk // Exhibition @ Caustic Coastal

Opening Thursday 25th October ’18 

Caustic Coastal 6-8.30pm

Salford Lads Club 7-10pm

Exhibition runs @ Caustic Coastal from 25th October – 1st December 2018

Open Thursdays & Saturdays 1-5pm.

Free and open to all!


21st Century Sleepwalk, a large-scale installation of new work by Emma Talbot across all three exhibition spaces and exterior at Caustic Coastal, presents thoughts on the epic nature of birth and death and the living sleepwalk in between.

In a wall of painted silk hangings occupying the length of the warehouse space, Talbot narrates the contemporary situation of a citizen in the 21st century and their psychological responses to the space of a regenerated city. This visual flow of thought is a reflection on life as a dreamlike experience, counterbalanced by three-dimensional works that position birth and death as fundamental physical experiences that we can’t ever remember.

In partnership with Salford Lads Club we’ll present an extension to the exhibition and afters venue for drinks. Please join us for both and support an amazing local institution for young people in the area.

The exhibition extension at SLC will only be open Thur/Sat 25th/27th & 3rd.

Emma Talbot is an artist based in London. Recent one-person exhibitions include ‘Emma Talbot’ Nicolas Krupp, Basel, ‘Open Thoughts’ NAK Germany, ‘Stained With Marks of Love’ Arcadia Missa NYC, ‘The World Blown Apart’, Galerie Onrust Amsterdam, ‘Time After Time’ Petra Rinck Galerie Düsseldorf, ‘Unravel These Knots’ The Freud Museum London. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the MAC International Ulster Bank Prize. Recent group exhibitions include: From the Inside Out Drawing Room, London, CONDO NY (Arcadia Missa @ Lomex), The John Moores Painting Prize 2018, ‘Virginia Woolf’ Tate St Ives, ‘Journey With The Wasteland’ Turner Contemporary. Emma Talbot is Senior Tutor in Painting at the Royal College of Art.

The exhibition is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Salford City Council, Islington Mill & Salford Lads Club.