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Exhibition Runs: 15 September 2017 – January 2018
Opening times: Mon-Fri, 12-6 pm
Dominic Bradnum/Chris Hawtin/Natasha Kissell/Lucinda Metcalfe/Nadja Gabriela Plein/Jane Ward
Exhibition venue: ROSL Arts, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
ROSL ARTS and BEARSPACE are pleased to present NO PLACE, an exhibition of emerging artists work examining the theme of finding home.
Home and travel are two key elements in our lifestyle, seeking a strong identity in our residing environment whilst craving the excitement and experience that adventure and escapism bring. NO PLACE is an interpretation of the experience of the members’ club in which it sits, an exhibition that explores the idea of a ‘home from home,’ as being a member is to belong away from your main place of residence. The selection of Artists explore the theme of home through displacement and the making of identity through habitat, while investigating whether home is a notion or a location.
Home and self-reflection is often used as subject, for instance in the work of Lucinda Metcalfe where a sense of place is presented to the viewer as a scene to enter into, often capturing a mood or moment in time. In the work of Chris Hawtin there is a sense of the uncanny as the home is invaded by an alternate reality, un-homing the natural and familiar scene. In the work of Jane Ward the artist uses her subject as an example of the abstraction between place and time through the use of fragmented photographs and hand dissolved ink they further enhance this experience. The artist is able to alter and abstract surroundings, imagining a new place in which to belong and call home.
BEARSPACE and ROSL ARTS have selected artists who reflect ROSL’s ethos of creating an international home from home in the heart of St James & Edinburgh.
ROSL ARTS is the creative department of the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL), a non-profit private members’ club founded in 1910, dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. We have over 16,000 members worldwide, with two clubhouses, centrally located in London and Edinburgh. Since its founding the club has stood out against all others as non-sectarian, non-party, open to women (as equal members), non-jingoist and egalitarian. As a forward-thinking organisation ROSL ARTS has been supporting creative activities for over 65 years and we are particularly renowned for our Annual Music Competition for young Commonwealth classical musicians. We have also supported the early work of many visual artists who have progressed onto successful careers through our competitions and scholarships.
Image credit, Jane Ward Overland 4, 90x120cm, Archival Digital Print on Canvas. Copyright the artist