The romance of flowers

17 Nov 2018 – 16 Dec 2018

Event times

Open Thurs - Sat 12-6pm
PLUS an extra day on Sun 16 December 12-6pm

Cost of entry


Kingsgate Project Space

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Kilburn/West Hampstead

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The romance of flowers brings together five artists who use flowers in curious ways. They appear in their natural, fresh form; pestled and dried; as emblems; as synthetic scents; and cut and sliced from archive imagery.


Alongside works by these artists, the exhibition will also display a series of flower veining moulds loaned from one of London's last artificial flower makers, W. F Johnson's which closed down in the late 1990s. 


Victoria Adam graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in 2015 and previously attended the Slade. Recent solo exhibitions include: orchardwhitelightning* at LUNGLEY, London (2018), a healthy soil, Hunter/Whitfield, London (2017), the common toad, Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2017), Chaperones, Milieu Gallery, Bern (2016), and ☽Φ, Zabludowicz Collection Invites, London (2016). Selected group shows include: Echoes of the Ornamental Garden, Seventeen Gallery, London (2018), Becoming Plant, Tenderpixel, London (2018), Lived In, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger (2017); and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Bluecoat, Liverpool / ICA, London (2016).

Aaron Angell born 1987. Recent solo exhibitions include: GOMA, Glasgow (2017), Heat-Haze Theatre, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany (2018), and Why I built the Cloaca Maxima, Rob Tufnell, London (2017). Selected group exhibitions include: That continuous thing - Artists and the ceramic studio 1920-Today (also co-curator), Tate Saint Ives (2017), and British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery (2015). Angell is represented by Rob Tufnell, London and is the founder and director of Troy Town Art Pottery.

Holly Graham graduated from an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 2014, and previously completed a BFA at The Ruskin School of Art in 2012. Recent solo exhibitions include: Carefully Cleansed of Labour and Softened by Cooking, Compressor, London (2018), Leaning Against or Holding, Skelf, Online (2018), Sweet Swollen, Jerwood Visual Arts: Project Space, London (2018), and After Harry Jacobs: Outside, Cypher Billboard, London (2017). Group shows include: Common Third, Copperfield, London (2018), House Work, 53 Beck Road, London (2017), and Altai in Residence; Experiments in Collective Practice, Dyson Gallery: Royal College of Art, London (2017). In 2014 she received the Thames Barrier Print Studio Graduate Award and the Augustus Martin Award for Innovation in Print.

May Hands graduated with a BA in Fine Art: Painting from Camberwell College of Art in 2013 and is currently studying for a MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Recent solo exhibitions include: May Hands: Artist-in-Residence, Bosse & Baum, London (2018), I’ve Loved You For a Long Time, Supplement, London (2018), Horizons, Coachwerks Gallery, Brighton (2017), and Freschissimi, T293, Rome (2015). Selected group shows include: SURPLUS (w Sean Roy Parker), Peak Art, London (2018), Counter Quality, 650mAh, Brighton (2018), On Cold Spring Lane, Assembly Point, London (2017) and Sell Yourself, East Street Arts, Leeds (2017).

Sean Roy Parker graduated from London College of Communication in 2011 and School of the Damned class of 2018. Recent exhibitions include: Every Thing, Assembly Point, London; Vision & Signs, Sluice, London; Permission Slip (w Hugh Frost), Good Press, Glasgow; and SURPLUS (w May Hands), Peak Art, London (all 2018). He is the founder of PEFA Projects, running eco-activist workshops across London and the South-East, including Systems for Sharing and aster, bedstraw, colt's-foot at Cell Project Space, London in 2017. Parker is co-director at Clinic Publishing, a independent poetry press, lead artist on Camden Arts Centre's Get The Message programme for SEN schools and he manages Brixton Pound Café, London's only radical pay-what-you-can community café.

Exhibiting artists

May Hands

Aaron Angell

Sean Roy Parker

Holly Graham

Victoria Adam


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