Don’t miss tonight’s Grand Opening of The Violet Crab, starting from 7pm @ David Roberts Art Foundation. Inspired by cabaret aesthetics and narratives, artist Than Hussein Clark transforms the gallery’s traditional architecture and spirit into an immersive experiential playground (details below). Artworks for the DRAF collection as well as newly commissioned pieces will be part of the setup.

Numerous live acts will animate The Grand Opening in collaboration with science fiction writer Nina Allan, Anja Dietmann and pianist Fion Pellacini, Pierre Huyghe, dance artist Carlos Maria Romero, live draughtsman Isobel Williams, pole dance by Ayumi LaNoire, go go dancers and more. Over sixty artworks from the David Roberts Collection are present including works by Hans Bellmer, Cerith Wyn Evans, Barnaby Furnas, Marilyn Minter, Helmut Newton, Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Cindy Sherman and Joana Vasconcelos

The Grand Opening will be followed by evenings of performances at DRAF on Fri 20th and Sat 21st March. The exhibition The Violet Crab will run from 6 Feb till 2 May.