Anthony Burgess was a novelist, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic, but is perhaps best known for his challenging and hugely influential novel A Clockwork Orange. Born in Manchester, he grew up in Harpurhey and Moss Side, went to school in Rusholme, and studied at The University of Manchester. Burgess is one of Manchester’s greatest cultural exports: his work is read and admired all over the world, but it is only recently that his work has started to receive critical acclaim from the country, and city, of his birth.
Urgent Copy is an exhibition of book cover art which reflects the variety of Burgess’s writing and the different ways in which it has been interpreted by artists. Drawing on rare and unusual material from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation collections, these screenprints from artist Sam Huddleston demonstrate the range and scope of Burgess’s work with striking and attractive images.
Join us for an informal launch in the bar from 18:00 on Thu 7 November.
All work is for sale, prices start at £70.
Please speak to Box Office staff for information.
Cornerhouse Projects is supported by Outstanding Brewery