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March 6-12:00 pm - March 10-5:00 pm
5 – 10 March
Wed -Sat 12pm-6pm
Private View: Tuesday 5 March 6pm – 9pm
The Exploraton of Caves and Artsts’ Talk:
Friday 8 March 4pm – 6pm
Andrew Youngson • Ruth Richmond • Su Bonfanti • Erika Trotzig • nimmi • Su Jung Jang • Galina Hristova • Jenny Klein • Jeremy Ip • Mai Wada • Jacqueline Nicholls • Helen Dear • Claire Michel • Xiaohui Wu • Robin Weijers • Silvia De Giorgi • Agnès Villette & Grégoire Dupond • Denise Poote • Jylle Navarro • Alexander Dixon • Emma Louise Moore • Wilma Woolf • Robert Verrill • Lucy George • Rafael MC • Hannah Gormley
Hollow Chambers is an interdisciplinary exhibition and collaborative project that invites 26 artists to show innovate works, which relate to ideas and notions around caves and cave-like spaces. Many people rarely physically encounter actual caves but they are a significant component of our collective imagination.
Caves have been and still are intriguing spaces, for science, literature and art. For the scope of this exhibition, the “cave” is envisioned as a liminal space where different disciplines may interlink and feed into each other. Artists are invited to share their ideas around concepts of space, habitats and environments and how they engage with these notions as creative practitioners.
The scope of this exhibition is to form a dialogue around the perceptions of ecology, human responses to new or unexplored surroundings, learning through the senses and embodied experiences, and the role of art and creativity in the process of shaping and understanding the environments we live in.
The exhibition will showcase works from alumni and current postgraduate students of the University of the Arts London. It will also include archive material and interviews with members of the Mendip Caving Group, incorporating the study and conservation of caves and highlighting the importance of cave exploration in the context of ecological and environmental science. The gallery space will function as a platform for exchange between artists, researchers and the wider public – and be itself transformed into a “hollow chamber” filled with thoughts, experiences and, above all, the quest for answers.
Alongside the exhibition there are two public events taking place on Friday 8th March, from 4 – 6 pm. Exhibiting Artists and members of the public are invited to join us for a talk and discussion with Tim Francis, caving expert and member of the Mendip Caving Group, about the ecology and exploration of caves. After that, Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to introduce visitors to their work in a exhibition walk-through event. Both events are open to all and free of charge. This is a Postgraduate & Alumni Art Exhibition, led by a team of Postgraduate students from the University of the Arts London, in collaboration with the Mendip Caving Group, Caving Society & Registered Charity, Bristol.
This project is created with support from the UAL Post-Grad Community EXTRA Project Fund