Home Is So Sad

The Philip Larkin Society is delighted to be collaborating with the Beverley Art Gallery in East Yorkshire to produce what will be the first every Larkin Exhibition in the town. 

Beverley was one of the first places Larkin visited after taking up his position as Librarian at Hull University in March 1955. It remained one of his favourite haunts for the rest of his life.

Home is So Sad presents newly commissioned paintings and installation art by Seoul-based artists Yeonkyoung Lee and Sam Robinson.

Their work reflects a long-standing interest in the life and work of Philip Larkin, the details of everyday life, and the idea of ‘home’ as a fluid concept.

Alongside this, the artists have selected pieces from the permanent collections of East Riding Museums and the Philip Larkin Society.

During the exhibition there is an additional display of Larkin artefacts on show in the red gallery.