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‘The Word Minotaur’ 2014 by Philippa Troutman. Screenprint & collage. © The artist.

Paintings, prints and cut-ups
by Philippa Troutman
1st Sep – 4th Oct 2014

Digressions is a collection of Philippa Troutman’s paintings, prints and cut-ups, in a joint project with award-winning poet Ian Duhig, celebrating Laurence Sterne’s masterpiece, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

2013 was the tercentenary of the birth of Laurence Sterne, the celebrated author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Published in nine volumes between 1759 and 1767, Tristram Shandy remains one of the greatest and most influential of all comic novels in the English language.

The book Digressions (Smokestack, 2014), artwork, poetry and prose, was launched with a reading by Ian Duhig at the Poetry Café, London, on Thursday 18 September 2014, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

The exhibition subsequently transferred to the site of its geographical inspiration, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD, 11 Oct – 1 Nov 2014.