In 1986 Chadwick completed a two-month residency at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK. The focus of her attention was a small 18th Century oil painting 'Allegory of Misrule' by Johann Georg Platzer, which was featured in the museum’s permanent collection. Working with her own photocopied image and photocopies of frozen, dead animals from the museum's Natural History department, a slide projection of the original painting and a second slide projection of an atomic explosion, Chadwick re-articulated the historical painting into her own contemporary version, creating a multi-layered effect that doubly comments on the results of misrule.
Liberties, Newlyn Art Gallery & The
Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, 2017 Helen Chadwick: Works from the Estate, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, UK, 2013 Cameos Helen Chadwick: Installation of Recent Work, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1988. This exhibition travelled to Torch
Ontrust Gallery, Cologne, Germany Allegory of
Freiburg, Freiburg; Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK, and Galerie Eugen
Lendl, Graz, Austria, 1987
O'Dwyer, Helen Chadwick: a critical
catalogue raisonné, Leeds 2012 (illustrated, no. 89).
Barbican Art Gallery and Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany, 2004, (illustrated p. 81) Enfleshings. London: Martin Secker &
Warburg Ltd, 1989, (illustrated p. 73)