Upcoming Event

Figure it Out!

3rd November 2020

3rd – 15th November from 12-6pm (12 – 3pm Sunday)
Private View: 5th November from 6 – 9pm

The Neulinge Collective consists of five artists from Taiwan, Pakistan, Srilanka and India who have come together as a group to critique the status quo with work that reflect issues of injustice we face today. There is a sense of impatience with the legacy of colonialism and as artists they not only want to engage with this conversation but also provide solutions and allow glimmers of hope through their works. Marium confronts orientalist notions of the ‘oppressed’ woman in Pakistan with her monumental figure paintings while Chudamani reflects on individual achievement of immigrants contributing to the success of Britain today. Divya’s work confronts themes of regaining a mother tongue that was denied by imperialism. Yihsin explores her own state of mind dwelling on intimacy, loneliness and vulnerability Finally, Maryam’s beautiful jewel like mixed media works are reflections of her research and experiments with textiles and their new age iterations.

Artists Instagram: @chudamani1034 / @divyasharmastudio/ @mariumbo_studio / @white_chu_artist / @maryamhinahasnainstudio

Paradox Amusements

13th – 15th March 2020

Private view 12th March 2020 7 – 9pm
Opens 13th – 15th March 2020 12 – 6pm

In Paradox Amusements Birtles and Metcalfe deal with a day dream. This day dream encompasses extremities of escapism and obsessions with absurd fixations relating to holiday and play. Through performance, painting, photography and sculpture the artists challenge and darken escapist desires. Reoccurring motifs appear like holiday hallucinations. An inflated unicorn appears as an unsettling fluorescent monster, whilst an inflated dress is transformed into a drawing and brought to life by operatic singers. Metcalfe and Birtles unpack the surreal dream through interpretations from their ongoing research into the longing for escapism and performance catharsis.

www.hollybirtles.com

www.lucindametcalfe.com