Infallible: In Search of the Real George Eliot
Sat 27 Sep – Fri 5 Dec 2003
Linda Aloysius, Lisa Appiganesi, Artlab: Charlotte Cullinan + Jeanine Richards, Jordan Baseman, Nicholas Blincoe, Jon Cairns, Julia Darling, L’Ecole de Burrows et de Bob Smith, Volker Eichelmann/Roland Rust, Mark Fairnington, Paul Flannery, Maureen Freely, Tony Halliday, Nicky Hirst, Brigitte Jurack, Ian Kiaer, Sara MacKillop, Mary Madden, Duncan McLaren, Fabian Peake, Joao Penalva, Adrian Rifkin, Rommi Smith, Rob Stone, Annika Sundvik, Eve Sussman, Roxy Walsh, Ralph Wolf.
This exhibition was an artist-led project bringing together the work of established artists, writers and recent graduates in real and virtual space. It took its title from the notion of Papal Infallibility – the idea that the voice of God on Earth cannot be wrong, which was decreed as a doctrine during the First Vatican Council (1870 – 1917). It deployed and investigated the narratives of authority and belief through fiction, ventriloquism and disguise, embracing realist painting and the comic excesses of fancy dress.