Artist Laura Buckley has created the UK’s largest walk-in kaleidoscope – Fata Morgana will be the centrepiece of London’s famous Saatchi Gallery’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition Kaleidoscope (14 March to 5 May). The monumental interactive installation allows the audience to walk inside the hexagonal kaleidoscope and be immersed in an audio-visual experience. The work draws inspiration from Arthurian legend Morgan le Fay: villain, seductress, witch, healer and goddess. Buckley was one of six artists shortlisted for the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award, as well as included in the Zabludowicz Collection and Saatchi Gallery.
Kaleidoscope presents contemporary artists from around the world. Other names include painter and sculptor Tillman Kaiser; Whitney Bedford, whose seascapes link the past and the present; and painter Florence Hutchings, who will be presenting a series of vivid still-life paintings inspired by everyday life.
Founded in 1985, The Saatchi Gallery brings contemporary art to the general public, hosting 15 out of the top 20 most visited exhibitions in London, according to The Art Newspaper’s survey of international museum attendance. Entry to all the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibitions is free.