Soul Bag

A Northern Soul Takeover

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    Damian Le Bas, Soul Bag, 1985, found and hand-made soul patches on original postman’s bag. Photo: Courtesy Estate of Damian Le Bas and Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix

Past Event

This event was on 16 March | 7pm

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Soul Bag
A Northern Soul Takeover

16 March | 7pm | Free

Celebrating the work of artists Delaine Le Bas and Damian Le Bas, an evening of Northern Soul music, dancing and archival adventures. 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Soul Bag tomorrow! Our lift is out of action so the event will now take place in our foyer and auditorium, which are step-free spaces suitable for dancing the night away.

About Delaine Le Bas

Delaine Le Bas (b. 1965 in Worthing, UK) explores themes of identity, gender and belonging through a wide range of media, including textiles, performance, film and painting. She completed an MA in Fashion & Textiles at Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London in the 1980s. Since then she has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally, notably at The Worm, Aberdeen (2022), Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (2021), Harbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin (2019, 2017), ANTI Athens Biennale, Athens (2018), Transmission, Glasgow (2018), Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton (2014), Phoenix, Brighton (2014), Chapter, Cardiff (2010). She has also featured in numerous biennials and festivals, including the 11th Berlin Biennale (2020) and the Roma Pavilion at the 2007 and 2019 editions of the Venice Biennale. In 2023, Delaine Le Bas will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Secession, Vienna. 

About Damian Le Bas

Damian Le Bas (b. 1963, Sheffield, UK; d. 2017, Worthing, UK) established a diverse practice across textile, collage, painting and performance, consistently resisting stereotype and categorisation. After completing an MA at The Royal College of Art, London, he exhibited at venues including Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin (2016), Kunstahalle Kallio, Helsinki (2012), the Venice Biennale (2007) and the Prague Biennale (2007). He collaborated with Delaine Le Bas to create Safe European Home?, a series of installations exhibited across Europe since 2011 that explore identity, migration and borders. Challenging stereotypes and marginalisation, he initiated the Roma Biennale dedicated to art of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities which came to fruition posthumously in Berlin in 2018. In 2022, his work featured in RomaMoMA at documenta 15, Kassel.