Ecologies of Change Exhibition with Printmakers Council; Private View
James Tyler, From an Untouched Landscape (2021), 30x40cm
Ecologies of Change is a collaboration between artists from Australia and Printmakers Council UK on display at The Royal Over-Seas League Clubhouse in Westminster, London.
This group exhibition is a collective artist vision of the impact and consequences of human activity on Earth's ecosystems. The project brings together Australian and British artists who share an ethics of care for Earth's ecosystems to create images recognising the way we are responsible for altering the planet. These changes include global warming, habitat loss, changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere, oceans and soil, and animal extinctions.
Collective response can be cathartic, art often providing a sense of relief or resolve; Ecologies of Change is an invitation to reimagine our participation in a hope for change in the future.
Ecologies of Change is curated by Clare Humphries (Australia), Jacki Baxter (UK) and Venessa Pugh (UK).
M Crawford, A BLIZZARD (2021), 40 x 26.5cm
Also showing during this event is a screening of ROSL and Riverley Primary School's Artist-in-Residence, Nisha Duggal's recently completed film 'In Residence' in Princess Alexandra Hall:
Images courtesy of Alastair Fyfe
Film Screening | Nisha Duggal
In Residence, 2021
video, duration 06:50 minutes (loop)
Showing on a continuous loop inside the Princess Alexandra Concert Hall at the Royal Over-Seas League is the film premiere of In Residence, produced by artist Nisha Duggal during Heritage and Our Communities, an Artist-in-Residence project by ROSL ARTS in partnership with Riverley Primary School in Leyton, East London (part of the Griffin Schools Trust) kindly supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Shot on location at the Royal Overseas League’s Mayfair home, In Residence is an experimental short film that traces a love story through a couple’s migration to Britain from India in the 1970s. Excerpts from a series of letters exchanged between the pair across continents are performed by the letter-writers themselves.
Deeply personal, the correspondence belongs to the artists’ parents. Their typical story of migration is set against a sensory exploration of the opulent interiors of Overseas House. Visual and sonic interventions from pupils at Riverley Primary School extend the journey to the present, presenting a layered interplay of longing and belonging, identity and aspiration, hopes and dreams