Online exhibition & programme: 12 April – 9 July
During lockdown, objects in the British Museum started to crumble and break. Why? Because the lack of 17,000 visitors had altered the humidity. The breath of human beings literally stopped the art from crumbling. The museum relies on people to actually keep history alive. So how does the gallery survive without its audience? How does our inability to see art properly, in the flesh, affect our understanding and experience of it. These are questions we also ask within the realm of faith. In the Bible Jesus is said to be the living Word of God. How do words, which we speak or learn from, embody how we live and relate to our experience of faith, especially when we are scattered?
We will explore these questions with a playful take on a childhood game, forming a chain of whispers which moves between audio and visual description. Ten artists will collectively produce an exhibition by creating pieces in sequence.
Un/seen piecemeal: Each week a new Un/seen artwork will be revealed. Come for some art and chat over lunch. Every Wednesday 12-1pm on Zoom. Shaeron Caton-Rose (28 April), Linda Willcox (5 May), Sarah White (12 May), Amy Jowett (19 May), Ken Mallon (26 May), Erika Servin (2 June), Francesca Willow (9 June), Sam Heath (16 June), Taya Franco (23 June), Lucy Heaton (30 June).