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19 June – 12 September 2010
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

28 September – 12 December 2010
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK

Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horna - an English painter, a Spanish painter and a Hungarian photographer - met in Mexico City in 1943. All three had recently fled war-torn Europe and together they shared memories of Paris, Surrealism, the Spanish Civil War, and the outbreak of World War II.

Surreal Friends, celebrates the friendship of these three women. It represents the first substantial display of Carringon's work in Britain for 19 years, and the first ever comprehensive showing of works by her friends Varo and Horna in the UK.

Surreal Friends is curated by Stefan van Raay, director of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Joanna Moorhead, award-winning journalist and author and Teresa Arcq, art historian and Varo specialist.

  1. Supporters
    of Surreal Friends

    • Mexico Tourism Board UK
    • Foyle Foundation
    • West Dean
    • Catherine and Frank Petitgas
    • Keith Clark
    • The Aldama Foundation
    • Mexican Embassy to the United Kingdom
  2. Sponsors
    of Surreal Friends

    • Mexicana
    • GAM
  3. Organised by