Ancient Vessels

15 Dec 2022 – 18 Dec 2022

Regular hours

12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00

Free admission

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APT Gallery (Art in Perpetuity Trust)

London, United Kingdom


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  • Deptford(via London Bridge / Deptford Bridge DLR
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Ancient Vessels presents a group exhibition of thirteen artists working in sculpture, video painting and performance, who explore both folkloric and futuristic worlds.


Ancient Vessels presents a group exhibition of thirteen artists working in sculpture, video painting and performance. Folklore merges with futuristic worlds, and the past merges with the future, as the show juxtaposes artists who have a shared interest in researching historical material, and a yearning to locate meaning by recovering a lost knowledge from history. Burrow into the muddy earth; hidden codes, symbols, annexes and doors of meaning reveal themselves; they invite the artist to act as a vessel to excavate, tune and communicate its knowledge, helping us to better understand the self, others and the earth.

This exhibition aims to show how artists translate recovered knowledge, through multiple paths of thought, and how they relate this to their experience of the contemporary. From evoking science fictional worlds, the alien, and the nonhuman; to the archaic and the personal, all are modes of expression that are united in the same ground: the search for an ancient energy not yet lost to be harnessed to give us courage for the future.

Exhibiting artists: Nicola Bergamaschi, Carl Anderson, Jakob Rowlinson, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Emma Papwoth, Noelle Turner, Conor Ackhurst, Alia Hamaoui, Steven McInerney, Francesca Dolor, Chris Owen, Ella Turner-Bridger, Anouk Verviers, Zinong Zhang, Rebecca Halliwell Sutton 


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