Caroline Walker features in 'Finding Family'
'Finding Family' explores the idea of family through art from the 17th Century to the present day. Looking at the ways in which artists have represented and responded to ideas of family, the exhibition presents a selection of historic and contemporary works of art that explore blood relations, social bonds, personal connections and love.
In partnership with the National Gallery, the exhibition includes three masterpieces from the gallery’s collection, by Hogarth, Gainsborough and the Le Nain Brothers. These are accompanied by artefacts from the Foundling's collection, a range of works by contemporary artists, and creative writing by young care leavers who have responded to the exhibition’s themes from the context of their own lived experience. These are combined to reflect and question the many varied and complex versions of what and who 'family' can be beyond the nuclear definition.
Contemporary artists featured in the exhibition include Matthew Finn, Sunil Gupta, Chantal Joffe, Gillian Wearing, Caroline Walker and Hetain Patel.