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Max Tannahill

MAX TANNAHILL
29 October 2022 - 12 November 2022

Harpenden

Max Tannahill is from Bangor, County Down, in the north of Ireland. He travelled to Australia where exposure to the work of aboriginal artists left a deep impression. Max returned to England in 1989 to study bookbinding for two years and it was during this period, living in the Essex coastal village of Wivenhoe, that he started carving his unique fish from the plentiful supply of driftwood gleaned from the shoreline and estuaries nearby.

Max's sculptures vary enormously in size from small individual flat fish to 4 metre long installations of shoals of fish swimming alongside boat remnants. Lead and copper are sometimes incorporated into the fish he creates. His world is essentially simple; imagined, and governed to a large extent by the constraints of the material.