Exhibition

Heliacal

6 Oct 2012 – 18 Oct 2012

Event times

Tues - Sunday 12pm-5.30pm

Cost of entry

Free

St Augustine's Tower

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Bus Routes: 30,38,48,55,106,242,253,277,D6,W15,276
  • Tube: Bethnal Green
  • Train: Hackney Central

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Heliacal

About

A group exhibition of new work by Rachel Sokal, Tessa Farmer, Miriam Nabarro and Rachel Thomson. In this exhibition, a series of delicate and ephemeral artworks are shown that reveal an artistic fascination with the power of the sun, concerns about our part in it's environmental impact and the parasitical order inherent in natural systems. A hunt for the miniscule, bewitching ‘fairy' sculptures of Tessa Farmer, constructed from roots, leaves and dead insects, invites a journey up a spiral staircase through the cobwebbed rooms of Hackneys' medieval clock tower. In the Bell room Rachel Sokals' chlorophyll prints, made using the leafs natural chemistry and sunlight, hang under ghostly shrouds, each unveiling leading to the works ultimate destruction. In the lower rooms the earliest form of cyanotype ‘sun' photography is exploited by Rachel Thomson who makes photogram impressions of floating entities out of discarded plastic bags, whilst Miriam Nabarro's triptych captures the eerie shadow of a Mulga tree, collected on Warumpi Hill, the most sacred Honey Ant Dreaming (Tjupi Dreaming) site in Central Australia.

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