Raw Materials: Plastics

Raw Materials: Plastics

Bow Arts presents Raw Materials: Plastics at the Nunnery Gallery.

Raw Materials explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea. The exhibition reveals the story of east London’s central role in the invention and early development of plastics, showcasing some of the very first plastic objects alongside newly commissioned artwork which tells the story of this material’s remarkable journey. The project is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as by academic partner University College London.

https://bowarts.org/nunnery/raw-materials-plastics

I enjoyed taking part in researching the history of plastics. It was fascinating to get behind the scenes and visit the archives of MoDiP (Museum of Design in Plastic, Arts University Bournemouth) and the V&A, as well as learning about the combustive beginnings of this material. As a UCL student, I was invited to propose a work of art as a response to the archive visits. My piece, “While It Lasts,” was accepted and I am honoured to be a part of this exhibition.

There will be an extensive events programme in connection to this exhibition, including boat tours along the River Lea, plastic recycling workshops and discussions on the future of plastics. See Bow Arts’ Whats On for more information.

Distant Heres

Distant Heres

Exhibtion by Johanna Baudou, Jazmin Donaldson, Farnaz Gholami, Liam Mertens, Monica Perez Vega and Sarah Tew

4 – 28 April 2019

We have followed vanishing borders. See how at the edge of the canvas the world unfolds. A language is being built into a distance. We have written our own departures. Far from the sharp limit of place, a horizon emerges and we dissolve.                  

With transience and movement comes a feeling of existing in a “third space” or non-place; belonging neither here nor there, and because of that, there is a search for an ideal place. Through a language that highlights the fluidity of identity and borderless space, we see a lapse of time: that of coming and going, of speed and stillness, fragments of being; and a deconstruction to re-construct elsewhere.

Private view: Friday 5 April 18:30 – 20:30

Artists’ talk: Sunday 28 April 14:00 – 15:00

How Are You, Babe?

How Are You, Babe?

Installation views from exhibition, “How Are You, Babe?” at Blank 100 in London.

Featuring works by Alice Morey, Iseult Enright, Madelynn Mae Green, Mew Jirasirikul, Monica Perez Vega, Niloofar Taatizadeh, Paola Estrella, Rayvenn D’Clark, Rosie Gibbens and Yuli Serfaty.

Slade MA/MFA Interim Show 2018

Slade MA/MFA Interim Show 2018

Some views of my installation from the 2018 Slade MA/MFA Interim Show.

“A fearful hope was all the world contained.” -Lord Byron (Darkness, 1816) Mixed media installation.

The Field at ASC Gallery

The Field at ASC Gallery

I had a great time at the PV/ opening party of our first group show of the year, organised by Sarah Tew.  We managed to get a piece of work by every first year MFA student at Slade and fit it comfortably in the gallery.  It was a great turnout, and really refreshing to see our work in a new space and new context. Exhibition will be up until 2 Feb 2018.