Encompassing sculpture, painting, installation and performance this playful show skews traditional gender norms via a contemporary medieval focus. The work fills the space to create an atmospheric environment that plays with perception and creates surprise. A PVC pig’s head eyeballs a flaccid knight, chain mail underpants glint in the light cast from a triple pronged painted blade. Adorning the walls is an armoury of swords forged from a range of materials: some tufted, some knitted, some painted and some you only hold in your head. At times the exhibition becomes setting for sword making workshops and medieval karaoke. Sited in a former Sainsbury’s supermarket this exhibition is supported by HYPHA STUDIOS and made possible by Get Living.
Haydn Albrow @haydndoesart
Isobel Atacus @isobelatacus
Corsin Billeter @cbilleter
Flora Bradwell @florabradwellart
Anna Choutova @annachoutova1
Laura Copsey @laurachops
Sophie Goodchild @sophiegoodchild
Denise Hickey @up._.at._.dawn
Hee Jyung Kim @heejyungkim
Sophie Lourdes Knight @sophielourdesknight
Andras Nagy-Sandor @andrasnagysandor
Alice Macdonald @alice__mac
Lindsey Jean McLean @lindseyjeanmclean
Taryn O’Reilly @artandwhiskey
Clementine Parrot #Clementine Parrot
Leon Pozniakow @leonpozniakow
Jack Sutherland @jqsutherland
Demelza Watts @demelza.watts
Katherine Vesey #Katherine Vesey
Contact: Lindsey Jean Mclean
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lindsey, Flora and Isobel are three visual artists who met through an artist-run space, and at the Slade. Their work encompasses painting, sculpture, writing and installation, yet shares a focus on critical and celebratory approaches to world-building through material thinking. They are female-identifying and living locally to Stratford.
They’ve worked individually and collectively across numerous curatorial projects, including the icing room, Gaff, Narrow Gallery and Bad Art. Often there’s been a strong DIY element to their work, always run on a shoestring. More recently they have exhibited in and co-curated Snakes on a Picture Plane at the UK Mexican Arts Society, London. Individual awards include Elizabeth Greenshields (Lindsey), Gilbert Bayes (Flora) and BAG Trust Artworks Open (Isobel).