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Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA

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We are thrilled to announce our first exhibition of 2023 as Dora House re-opens following the restoration works made possible by the Saving Dora House campaign.

We have opened with new work by Polly Morgan, winner of our First Plinth: Public Art Award 2021. Her inaugural public art commission Open! Channel! Flow! is now shown on our sculpture terrace (and until 21 May), accompanied inside by her exhibition False Flags with artist Leena Similu that runs until 28 April.

Morgan's new work explores appropriation in the animal world; how colour, pattern and iridescence are used to dazzle and misdirect. New painted snakeskin-textured sculptures explore the politicisation of bodily adornments by drawing parallels between military and cultural warfare.

These themes are interpreted further by Leena Similu who makes anthropomorphic pots inspired by the masks of Cameroon, her mother's homeland. We are delighted to be showing her work for the first time in the UK.

With thanks to the Mirisch and Lebenheim Charitable Foundation for their generous support of the First Plinth: Public Art Award.  

Watch artist Polly Morgan speak about her experience as First Plinth: Public Art Award winner and the making of Open! Channel! Flow! on our Vimeo Channel.

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