‘Preservation: to keep something as it is, especially in order to prevent it from decaying or being damaged or destroyed.’
All being given just this one word, the artist's individual viewpoints are unique and are influenced by both their own experiences, and the universal.
Polly Bennett's artistic practice involves various investigations into her surrounding rural environment in order to re-visualise an experience of her own, and create an experience for the viewer.
Lucy Bradley’s practice is dominated by themes of desire, the uncanny and the exploration of body surrogates. Captivated by the process of the anthropomorphisation of found objects and their arrangements, and using material as a form of language, she explores her recent fascination of memory and preservation.
The process of crocheting has led Kimberley Cookey-Gam to investigate the importance of solitude on personal growth, how individual development can impact on their collective surroundings. Cookey-Gam aims to cultivate some sense of self-reflection and to highlight the power that people can have over themselves and their consciousness, whilst also creating space to modestly observe.
Through her work, Cora Sehgal Cuthbert, is constantly searching for and presenting the extraordinary in the ordinary. Inspired by artists such as Mark Leckey and Shane Meadows, along with poets and philosophers such as William Blake and Thomas Aquinas, she observes connections between the personal, the cultural and a universal humanity/spirituality.