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The 85° show: A selection of work by London art college graduates

10 Aug 1985 to 26 Aug 1985

For the first time, The Serpentine Gallery presented a show focused on students.

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Sue Arrowsmith

28 Oct 1985 to 17 Nov 1985

Known for her sensitive manipulation of photographic imagery, Sue Arrowsmith’s exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery included a new series of self-portraits.

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Simon Lewty

5 Oct 1985 to 27 Oct 1985

This exhibition was the first time Simon Lewty’s work had been shown in London.

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Richard Deacon & Richard Rogers: a collaboration

5 Oct 1985 to 17 Nov 1985

This collaboration between the sculptor Richard Deacon and architect Richard Rogers took the form of an installation constructed in the Serpentine Gallery’s east gallery and lawn.

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Recalling the Fifties: British painting and sculpture 1950–60

2 Feb 1985 to 3 Mar 1985

This exhibition offered a substantial overview of British painting and sculpture from the 1950s, from Auerbach and Bacon to Frink and Hepworth, Paolozzi and Sutherland.

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Michael Simpson: Paintings

31 Aug 1985 to 29 Sep 1985

A solo show of paintings by the Dorset-born artist.

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Kenneth Martin: The Late Paintings

29 Jun 1985 to 4 Aug 1985

This exhibition was planned as an eightieth birthday celebration for Kenneth Martin. Sadly Martin died in late 1984 but the exhibition remained a celebration – most particularly of the works he made in the last ten years of his life.

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Fay Godwin: Land

5 Oct 1985 to 17 Nov 1985

This was an exhibition of Fay Godwin’s photographs celebrating the British landscape.

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Cross-currents in Swiss Art

9 Mar 1985 to 8 Apr 1985

Whereas German, Italian and French artists had been relatively well represented in London shows, little had been seen of their Swiss counterparts. This exhibition sought to rectify this imbalance with an exhibition of six Swiss artists.

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Another Country: Photographs of the North East of England

31 Aug 1985 to 29 Sep 1985

This was Chris Killip’s and Graham Smith’s first London exhibition in ten years, presenting 130 monochrome pictures taken in the north east of England.

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