Together with the IOM Arts Council, Culture Vannin supported a major exhibition of Kurt Schwitters' work at the Sayle Gallery in Douglas.
An important artist in terms of Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism and through the media of poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and installation art, Schwitters (1887-1948) is renowned for his 'Merz Pictures' (collages). He was interned as an 'enemy alien' in Douglas after fleeing from Nazi Germany and Nazi occupied Norway. Works shown in the exhibition included drawings made for the camp commander and the stunning untitled tempera on lino (Roofs of Houses in Douglas, Isle of Man), 1941, loaned by the Sprengel Museum Hannover.
The exhibition was curated by Professor Fran Lloyd (Kingston University, London) and marked the 65th anniversary of his death in Kendal.
The exhibition included an educational programme coordinated by Jo Callister for DEC and a series of special events for the wider community.