Bruce Lacey

Artist, filmmaker and performer Bruce Lacey (born 1927) is one of Britain’s great visionary talents. Known for his unpredictable humour and strong political views, as well as his idiosyncratic art practice, he featured like an omnipresent force in the counter-cultural scene of 1960s London and exerted considerable influence on post-war underground culture there after. With his wife and collaborator Jill Bruce (now Smith), he presented lively community art and bright pagan-style rituals.  He has been a familiar face on British film and TV too, stepping out with the likes of The Beatles and the Goons.  In his own films, he works both in front of and behind the camera; using play and performance to question notions of reality and undermine the status quo.

Works by Bruce Lacey


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