A Strange Kind of Knowing

5 Feb — 13 Mar ‘22

Exhibition

11- 4 Sat­ur­days & Sundays

Cover Image: Holly Bynoe, How to Sway On Crick Hill, Digital film still, 2021

Arusha Gallery, 7-14th December
Open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday - Sunday PV 7th December & late opening Thursday 9th December.

Haarlem Artspace Gallery 4th February - 13th March
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11-4pm PV Friday 4th February.

Curated by Olivia Punnett, A Strange Kind of Knowing is a touring exhibition of new commissions and recent work exploring the land, seasonal cycles, natural phenomena, intuition and nuance.

Artists Verity Birt, Holly Bynoe, Kristina Chan, Fourthland, Susan Hiller, Katja Hock, Coral Kindred-Boothby, Penny McCarthy, Kate McMillan, Aimée Parrott, Chantal Powell, Tai Shani and Eleanor May Watson present works on paper, paintings, sculpture, video and installation works that draw on alternative, marginalised and embodied ideas of knowledge intrinsically connected to the natural world.

Following the forced ‘winter’ of the global pandemic, A Strange Kind of Knowing takes place in seasonal winter, with its distinctive natural rhythms, weather patterns, and short dark days. The exhibition develops these themes, to reflect on interconnection and re-enchantment, deep remembering to our pre-conditioned bodies, minds and internal landscapes, and a more complex appreciation of nature and our natures.

Penny McCarthy, Moon Egg, Blown hen’s egg painted with gesso. A map of the moon is overlaid in ink and brush, displayed inside an acrylic cube 16 x 16 x 16 cm on a wooden base. 2018
Penny McCarthy, Moon Egg, Blown hen’s egg painted with gesso. A map of the moon is overlaid in ink and brush, 16 x 16 x 16 cm 2018
Aimée Parrott, Receiver, 2020, shells, grass, poppy, cotton, copper, ink, glass, in a ply box frame, 50 x 30cm
Aimée Parrott, Receiver, shells, grass, poppy, cotton, copper, ink, glass, ply, 50 x 30cm, 2020
Tai Shani ‘The Neon Hieroglyph’, 2021