Under the Microscope

5 Nov 2014 – 22 Nov 2014

Event times

Wednesday to Saturday
11am to 5pm

Cost of entry



London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Nearest tube Willesden Green

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Artisan goes under the microscope with Mary Pritchard this November. Mary’s exhibition is based on archival material relating to her mother, Olive Elizabeth Aykroyd, and is a homage to what she gave and taught her. Mary puts her mother’s early life ‘Under the Microscope’.


Mary has found her mother’s original laboratory slides from the 1930s a rich source of inspiration and for this exhibition she has re-interpreted them and re-presented them in a variety of ways - using both old and new technology.  From cyanotypes (a very early form of photography) to reprinting the slides of insect larva onto huge pieces of tracing paper, to manipulating the images in Photoshop to produce a homage to Andy Warhol, to decorating ceramic tiles with the slide images, Mary has breathed new life into these tiny, old objects, which have a strange beauty of their own.


Naomi Harrison

Exhibiting artists

Mary Pritchard


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