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Bronwen Buckeridge: Widowhood 2 September 2018 | Revolver II Part 2 15 October–9 November 2014 | Revolver II Trailer: This is Not a Dog Show 23 August 2014 | Artist’s Website

Bronwen Buckeridge | Widowhood | Sunday 2 September 2018, 2-6pm | 92 Webster Road, London, SE16 4DF

Bronwen Buckeridge, Widowhood, 2018, production image. Courtesy of the artist and Matt's Gallery, London.
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Widowhood is a live audio performance with racing pigeons and the pigeon men who train them. The work is driven by an interest in the complex relationship racing pigeons hold with domestication and wildness, and the mystery that surrounds their ability to find their way home.

It explores the rituals of race preparation, the ingenuity of strategies employed in the training and husbandry of the birds, and the related ideas of love, loss and longing.

Working with Pigeon Racers from clubs across Kent, Buckeridge will release a number of birds to fly home from the Matt's Gallery garden. She draws our attention to the anticipation that builds around their return - focussing on their keepers and the lovelorn widow bird who is left behind and who waits, hoping for their lover's safe return.

The event starts promptly at 2pm.

For further information or visual material please contact us on 020 7237 0398 or email

Matt’s Gallery thanks the Arts Council England and Ron Henocq Fine Art for their generous support. 

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