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David Hockney: Bigger & Closer exhibition ends soon UK News

Following a successful 11-month run for almost a year at the Lightroom in King’s Cross, David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) will come to a close early next month.

The immersive exhibition created in collaboration with the artist will end on Monday, December 3.

Times Series: The exhibition will finish in DecemberThe exhibition will finish in December (Image: Justin Sutcliffe)

The exhibition takes over the four-storey north London venue and sees the artist take viewers through a personal journey through his art.

It features iconic paintings alongside some newly created works which have all been digitalised to wash across huge screen to a specially composed score by Nico Muhly.

Hockney, who has long embraced new media, narrates the works, revealing his process.

In a cycle of six themed chapters, Hockney experiment with perspective ad captures the passing of time with polaroid collages and iPad drawings.

Times Series: David Hockney narrates the exhibitionDavid Hockney narrates the exhibition (Image: Lightroom)

He also explains why some subjects can only properly conveyed through paint.

The works capture Hockney’s many creative chapters, from LA to Yorkshire and into the present day in Normandy.

The exhibition finished to make room for a new exhibition featuring a Hollywood A-lister

The Moonwalkers with Tom Hanks will open at the venue on December 6.

The film star narrates the exhibition, which he also co-wrote with director Christopher Riley who has worked on may films and television programmes about space exploration.

Times Series: The Moonwalkers narrated by Tom Hanks follows the exhibitionThe Moonwalkers narrated by Tom Hanks follows the exhibition (Image: Lightroom)

The exhibition tells the stories of the Apollo missions through interviews between Hanks and astronauts. In doing so offers a different perspective on moon voyages past and present.

It includes original NASA footage and images from Andy Saunders’ Apollo Remastered which will transform the Lightroom into an immersive journey to the moon.

Tickets to both exhibitions start from £25/£15 adult/child and available at

Lightroom is located at Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross N1C 4DY.                  

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This notice was published: 2023-11-07 11:25:59

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Times Series, The News from the London borough of Barnet, and Borehamwood & Elstree.

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