How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay

28 Apr 2017 – 19 May 2017

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry


Islington Arts Factory

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses 4, 17, 29, 43, 91, 153, 253, 259, 271, 279, 359
  • Tube: Holloway Road or Caledonian Road

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A solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Gaynor Perry.


This is an exhibition of the artwork featured in Gaynor's book of dreams, How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay

Here you will see paintings, photographs and sculptures expressing the artist's subconscious reality, guiding the empathic bonds she forms with the Animal Kingdom and Mother Nature.

During sleep the body and mind repairs itself in order to thrive. It is a time for restoration where essential truths are revealed in the realm of dreams, engaging with all the senses.

In dreams, perception of time and space defies scientific laws. There are no rules in these surreal vistas, only an invitation to explore, untethered, and learn the true nature of our fears and desires. 

Throughout history a reverence for the power and meaning of dreams has shaped civilisations. They provide us with a potent awareness of ourselves and our bearing in the world.

In addition to the media displayed in this exhibition, Gaynor's music is also key to transmitting these ideas. Through music composition and production, singing and songwriting, her incantations are sonorously conveyed. The audio visual aspects of her work can be found here www.vimeo.com/gaynorperry

Gaynor invites you to look through her subliminal lens, to lift the veil on isolation and re-establish a strong alliance with the natural world, mirrored in oneself.

MORE IMAGES FROM THE EXHIBITION HERE, including the opening night performance.


Exhibiting artists

Gaynor Perry

Gaynor Perry

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