Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: The Human Face, 22 July – 28 September 2008;
Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, The Human Face, 27 January – 12 March 2016
Much of John Bellany’s work is autobiographical. He had a deeply religious upbringing and believed that art should show the realities of life. In the mid 1980s he had a liver transplant due to years of alcohol abuse. Mexican influences changed his outlook on life and death after seeing celebrations of the Day of the Dead, an annual ritual that focuses on friends and family who have died.