Presented by Platform

Henry Coombes and Marcella McIntosh: Ayes in Your Head

10 Nov 2018 → 29 Jan 2019
Exhibition extended


Platform is delighted to present a new exhibition bringing together drawings and paintings by award-winning filmmaker and visual artist Henry Coombes and collaborator, Marcella McIntosh, alongside Henry’s film Love and Lithium.

Henry, who is now better known for creating films that are by turn both intense and tender has continued to create paintings, drawing and sculpture, each art form responding to and influencing the other. Creative force Marcella has featured in a number of Henry’s films, in particular his most recent film Love and Lithium, which was the starting point for this exhibition.

The film is a documentary portrait of Marcella, exploring her life in her own words, through staged re-enactments and her drawings, the film focuses on Marcella’s recovery from alcohol addiction and mental health challenges. Marcella’s drawings are a direct result of Henry’s request for her to draw significant moments and people from her story, resulting in a series of images depicting these characters and moments. Alongside Marcella’s drawings are a selection of Henry’s paintings that similarly create a narrative of moments and experiences where the lines between myth, personal and fact are blurred.

Additional info

Additional Love and Lithium film screenings:

Thursday 24 Jan, 6pm

Friday 25 Jan, 6pm

Tuesday 29 Jan, 2pm

Henry will be at Platform on Tuesday 29, and will be available after the screening for an informal conversation and to answer any questions.

Please note the film is an hour long and contains strong language and adult themes.

Marcella McIntosh’s charcoal drawings, along the exhibition wall and Henry Coombes’ drawings and paintings in the vitrines will be on display until Tuesday 29 January.

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