The House of Penelope

7 Jan 2017 – 20 Jan 2017

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Gallery 46

England, United Kingdom


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An evolutive mixed media exhibition by The Modern Penelope Collective with accompanying free events and opportunities to collaborate with the artists.


An evolutive exhibition by The Modern Penelope Collective Becky Allen, Charlotte Colbert, Adeline de Monseignat, Camilla Emson, Nancy Fouts, and Eloïse van der Heyden. Also featuring artworks by Alice Anderson, Miriam Austin, Bea Bonafini, Inès de Bordas, Soojin Kang, Radhika Khimji, Romana Londi, Mariana Mauricio and Walter & Zoniel. The House of Penelope is the physical outcome of 18 months of regular meetings between The Modern Penelope Collective, a group of curators and artists based mainly in London. Ideas, practices, contacts, support, techniques and encouragement were shared between this band of creatives with a discourse on the myth of Penelope running through as a recurrent theme. Penelope is a mythological character from the Odyssey who has been an inspiration throughout time, known for her faithfulness and patience. Her story embodies concepts of waiting, longing and mourning, but the strongest element is her willpower which enabled her to resist against authority and protocol and allowed her independence through her intellect and her work. The curators of the project, Alix Janta-Polczynski and Lauren Jones, have requested that each of the artists that form part of the collective create a new installation in response to the rhetoric of the past 18 months. The majority of these works will have an evolutive aspect to them whereby the public are invited to watch the process of creation and in many cases, participate and contribute as well. The Collective have also invited a small selection of artists to show works relevant to the theme. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of interactive free events, please check alteriaart.com for the full listing and to book your place.


Alix Janta-Polczynski

Alteria Art

Lauren Jones

Exhibiting artists

Alice Anderson

Eloïse van der Heyden

Bea Bonafini

Adeline de Monseignat

Camilla Emson

Inés de Bordes

Walter & Zoniel

Soojin Kang

Radhika Khimji

Mariana Mauricio

nancy fouts

Becky Allen

Charlotte Colbert

Miriam Austin

Romana Londi

Taking part

The Gaia Art Foundation

The Gaia Art Foundation


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