Cartographies of the Imagination

2 Jul 2021 – 31 Jul 2021

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10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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An experimental drawing festival exploring the half-place between the real and the imagined, between art and architecture. A great paper drawing exhibition inspires a host of conversations, workshops, salons and dinners.


Curated by landscape and architectural researchers Kirsty Badenoch and Sayan Skandarajah and designed by PiM studio, the exhibition brings together the pair’s experimental drawings into lost land and cityscapes, alongside works from leading voices in visual art, film, technology and academia.

The exhibition sets the stage for a month-long drawing laboratory: a set of drawing workshops inviting groups and individuals to participating in the creation of a new living collaborative map of the imagination: ‘Cosmocartos’. A host of parties, supper clubs and tours will invite guests to meet, talk and celebrate throughout the festival.

'To map a place is to create a whole new one. Through the act of plotting, tracing and redrawing, new relationships are made that both belong to - and are entirely distinct from - the terrains they started out describing. Cartographies of the Imagination explores the outer limits of what a map can be, interrogating the bit of lost land that falls between the pages of an atlas, journeying to places known, unknown, forgotten and fictional.' Kirsty Badenoch and Sayan Skandarajah

The glasshouse will be transformed into a three-tiered paper exhibition of experimental cartographies - mapping places known, unknown, forgotten and fictional, designed by PiM Studio. The exhibition showcases four years of drawing research by landscape and architectural researchers Kirsty Badenoch and Sayan Skandarajah, mapping lost and invisible land- and cityscapes. A collective forum features works from leading voices in architecture, landscape, painting, technology and film.

Exhibiting artists include: Francesca Benedetto, Nat Chard, Penelope Haralambidou, Charnjeev Kang, Aisling O’Carroll, Saskia Olde Wolbers, ScanLab Projects, Mira Sanders, Doug Specht, Llew Watkins and Izabela Wieczorek.

Special events calendar:

02 – 31 July - Exhibition open (daily)

04/21 July - Bookable artist tours

10 July - Forum

14 July - Webinar

02/15/16/25 July - Drawing Laboratory: Community workshops

17-18 July - Drawing Laboratory: Student workshop

22 July - Drawing Laboratory: Salon

07/29 July - Foraging Dinner

30 July - Cosmocartos: Closing party

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Kirsty Badenoch

Sayan Skandarajah

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Francesca Benedetto

Kirsty Badenoch

ScanLAB Projects

Penelope Haralambidou

Llew Watkins

Aisling O’Carroll

Saskia Olde Wolbers

Doug Specht

Sayan Skandarajah

Nat Chard

Izabela Wieczorek

Charnjeev Kang

Mira Sanders

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