Detail from The Wedding Party by Mick O’Dea

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Detail from Night Time in LA by Patrick Morrison. Photograph: Ciaran Connelly

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Je Me Souviens (2007) by Peter Gallo

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Timothy Spall as Joseph Mallard William Turner in ‘Mr Turner’

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Patricia Burns’s Dark #1 (2014)

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Second Sight: Light Work AIR2 by Doug DuBois, at Imma

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Enclosed Ring Fort (1970) by Maria Simonds-Gooding

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