In Search Of Our Mothers' Gardens

2 Feb 2017 – 4 Feb 2017

Event times

PREVIEW: Thursday 2nd Feb, 7pm onwards
Friday 3rd February: 12 - 7pm
Saturday 4th February: 12 - 7pm

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Copeland Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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A group exhibition of works by Yarli Allison, Isabel Alsina-Reynolds, Rhine Bernardino, Will Ballantyne-Reid & Fionnuala Kennedy, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Tess Rees, Ayesha Tan-Jones and Dominique White.


Taking its title from Alice Walker’s 1983 essay of the same name, the exhibition explores the ways in which Walker’s Womxnist prose can facilitate a dialogue between direct and indirect interpretations of inherited experiences.

Walker’s performative writing considers the prose of Phillis Wheatley, a slave who is widely recognised as the first African American writer, male or female. Walker decides that Wheatley’s spark must’ve been the seed of a flower handed to her by her mother; an offering sown more often than not anonymously, that they themselves were never able to see. She recognises her foremother’s creativity and ultimately, the essay comes to situate itself as a manifesto that implores womxn, particularly womxn of colour, to make the same discovery. 



Tess Rees

Exhibiting artists

Rosa Johan Uddoh

Dominique White

Ayesha Tan-Jones

Tess Rees

Isabel Alsina-Reynolds

Yarli Allison

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