Megan Broadmeadow SEEK PRAY ADVANCE: Episode 3 – Operation Starlight exhibition at QUAD in Derby, from 29th June to 29th September 2019

QUAD has a new exhibition by artist Megan Broadmeadow opening on 29th June.

SEEK PRAY ADVANCE: Episode 3 – Operation Starlight is based on real-life testimonies from those who have purportedly had encounters with beings from other worlds, dimensions and realms, across multiple periods in history.

Broadmeadow’s exhibition features the new Virtual Reality commission Above the Firmament as part of immersive exhibits in the QUAD Gallery space. A mixture of installations, film works and VR will create an epic, other-worldly dimension in QUAD Gallery.


‘Episode 3 – Operation Starlight’ reveals the beings responsible for calling the Ordinary Person to join a ‘Intergalactic Hierarchy’. The viewer is taken on a surreal journey in VR through nebula like spaces, filled with these otherworldly beings who swoop and fly around them.  The viewer experiences the space usually reserved for the chosen ones: the space Above the Firmament and beyond the heavens. The space in which the Ordinary Person will end their journey… in this dimension at least…


The previous editions, SEEK PRAY ADVANCE Episode 1 – Eyes Only at Southwark Park Galleries (formerly CGP, London), and SEEK PRAY ADVANCE Episode 2 – The Fourth Kind at Green Man Festival introduced us to alien worlds, the ‘Ordinary Person’ and a mystery box.


A Conference inspired by Megan Broadmeadow’s exhibition, Conspiracy Theory, Politics and Representation’ will bring together experts who are working towards developing an understanding of how conspiracy theories spread and what they mean. Conspiracy Theory, Politics and Representation Conference takes place in QUAD on Wednesday 3rd July from 9:30am to 5:30pm followed by a film screening of They Live (15) at 6:30pm Tickets for the conference and film are £10.


SEEK PRAY ADVANCE: Episode 3 – Operation Starlight is on display in QUAD Gallery from 29th June to 29th September 2019. The Exhibition launch night is on Friday 28th June, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Megan Broadmeadow will lead an Artist Exhibition Tour on Saturday 29th June at 12pm and an Artist Talk on Monday 19th August from 7pm. Both events are free and will take place in QUAD Gallery.


In QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces, Made/Unmade is a group show of mixed-media works by East/West Midlands based artists in response to an open call that queried how we as a species affect the world around us, and how that world in turn affects us. The artists featured are: Ryan Lee Boultbee, Betsy Bradley, Hannah Parikh and Maria Przybylska Made/Unmade is on display in QUAD from 29th June to 29th September 2019.


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