Jessie Brennan: If This Were To Be Lost

30 Sep 2016 – 29 Oct 2016

dalla Rosa gallery

England, United Kingdom


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  • Kentish Town, Kentish Town West

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dalla Rosa is proud to present Jessie Brennan’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, which inaugurates our new London space at 3 Leighton Place, Kentish Town.


If This Were To Be Lost consists of a series of cyanotypes and recordings gathered by Brennan during a yearlong residency (2015-16) hosted by arts organisation Metal and in collaboration with The Green Backyard, a community garden in Peterborough threatened with a proposed development.

During her time as artist in residence Brennan repurposed a garden shed into a community darkroom, and together with trustees, volunteers, and users of The Green Backyard, she has documented the site in the form of a visual and audio archive, over 100 cyanotypes and more than 100 voices (oral recordings), a selection of which are on show at dalla Rosa. 

To coincide with her solo exhibition, dalla Rosa will launch a series of four limited edition prints by Brennan based on the individual cyanotypes: Paper Bag, Cotton Lavender, Robin, and Ashtray (images below). A new publication titled Re: development: Voices, Cyanotypes & Writings from The Green Backyard will be published in October. 

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Giovanna Paternó

Exhibiting artists

Jessie Brennan


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