A painting of 4 children with ice cream in front of a car
The Pit Stop (for Chadwick) by Esiri Erheriene-Essi. Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Ron Mandos Amsterdam

Summer 2022 Exhibition: Prophecy

Visual Arts
Saturday 7 May - Sunday 26 June 2022
Mead Gallery
Need to know

Tickets: Free
Open 11.00am - 8.00pm, Tue - Sun

Recommended Age:
All ages

An exhibition inspired by George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch, exploring stories of survival, history, and migration. 


Bringing together the work of contemporary artists who use stories and histories to present shared experiences.

In the historic novel Middlemarch, Nuneaton-born author Eliot described a wave of change in a Midlands town through themes still familiar to us 150 years after the novel was published: the coming of outsiders with different ideas; the fear of a potentially fatal epidemic; and proposals for a new political system that would ensure more people had a voice. 

Co-curated by Coventry artist Laura Nyahuye, Prophecy presents artworks that explore similar themes to those present in Middlemarch; including survival, history, and migration to consider how individual experiences can bring people closer together. The exhibition is imagined as a conversation that unfolds and develops within Warwick Arts Centre's Mead Gallery.

Nyahuye invites visitors, local groups and communities to contribute their voices to the exhibition, by creating pieces or leaving comments that respond to, sit alongside, and complement the works on display - constantly changing the exhibition over its seven-week duration

Featured artists include:

Dineo Seshee Bopape
JJ Chan
Esiri Erheriene-Essi
Marianne Fahmy
Matthew Krishanu
Edwin Mingard
Maria Mahfooz
David Moore
Eleanor Mortimer
Laura Nyahuye
Saskia Olde Wolbers
Laure Prouvost
Rehana Zaman

Khadija Saye
Caroline Walker
Nilupa Yasmin
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami
Malala Andrialavidrazana

Your Prophecy

Anyone is welcome to contribute to the exhibition during their visit by adding to our collective wall of prophecies using the cards and prompts provided. This could be a memory, a piece of advice or a description of an object of significance that grounds us in the present moment and provides strength in moving forward.   





Artist's Message

Hear Laura Nyahuye's message about the Prophecy exhibition
Download Laura Nyahuye's (artist) Message