past exhibition


Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 – 1999 AD (film still), 2015. Image courtesy the artist. 

Tim Foster
All Roads Lead to Wigan Pier

23 September - 11 November

Tim Foster presents his first solo exhibition at The Turnpike. Marking 80 years since the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, the artist has made his own journey from London back to Wigan to roam the places of his youth.

By re-exploring the borough through encounters and dialogues, he has created a body of work that is a document of its people, its industry and its customs: a challenge to Orwell's observations of the region and a reflection of current culture and politics.

The opening day of the exhibition will be followed by an extraordinary performance by poet, broadcaster and playwright Lemn Sissay. More information at