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The Tribe: a film about George Shaw

The Tribe is the result of an invitation from the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to make a personal response to the work of painter George Shaw. In it, we travel to Tile Hill in Coventry, the subject of most of George’s recent paintings, and spend time in the company of his mum, brother and sister at his mum’s council house. With humour and some sadness, The Tribe reflects on notions of family, memory, home and social housing at a time when Britain’s sense of national identity has never been hazier.

The Tribe was screened on October 10th 2018 as part of the opening of George Shaw’s exhibition ‘A Corner of a Foreign Field’ at Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA. The exhibition tours to the Holburne Museum, Bath, UK in February 2019.