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Exhibitions

Sirens

Using the siren fig­ure as a point of depar­ture, three female artists explore the hid­den depths of sub­ject mat­ter that is usu­al­ly rel­e­gat­ed to the real

Dates
13/11/20 – 18/11/20
Organisation
Region
Bristol
Opening Times
Sun–Wed, 11:00 – 19:00
Thursday, Closed
Fri–Sat, 11:00 – 19:00
Looking in to the relationship of women to the sea, science and society this exhibition takes the mermaid figure into surprising areas, showing how siren stories reflect the anxieties and desires of the people that tell them.

Hannah Battershell creates work in many forms: intricate paper collages; diorama-like scenes in tobacco tins; ethereal cyanotypes; and more recently, carved stone and wooden sculptures. The abiding mood is one of playful darkness and eerie beauty.
Chloe Edwards’ work explores the notions of femininity from the sublime to the ridiculous. She plays with the charm and chance of alternative photography to recreate scenes of myths and memories.
Becky Hoghton’s practice focuses on hand-built porcelain sculptures she describes as ‘ceramic diorama-wunderkammers’. They are stages set for casts of casts of found objects and old photographs.