A Dark Day in Paradise by Clare Twomey

Start: 8 June 2010

End:  January 2011

Categories: Exhibitions

This exhibition is now closed

Artist Clare Twomey has been commissioned to install 3,000 black ceramic butterflies in the Banqueting Room, Great Kitchen and Entrance Hall of the Royal Pavilion, with others escaping throughout other ground floor rooms. The butterflies will cluster on the banqueting table, across window panes, in roof lights, on mantelpieces and other surfaces. Their sombre beauty will be a reflection on the excesses and frivolity of the past life of the Royal Pavilion.

Photo of Dark Days in Paradise installation in Royal Pavilion Banqueting Room
Courtesy Matthew Andrews

Clare Twomey is a British ceramicist/artist who works with clay in large-scale installations, sculpture and site-specific works. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Crafts Council, and the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan.

Photo of Clare Twomey installing Dark Days of Paradise butterflies in Royal Pavilion Banqueting Room
Courtesy Matthew Andrews