The Koppel Project is pleased to present Things will Continue to Change...
Judith Burrows, Matthew Burrows, Clare Chapman, Alison Goodyear,
Libby Heaney, Suzanne O’Haire, Carol Robertson and Perdita Sinclair
It is indisputable that the pandemic has brought much change into everyone’s lives. The idea for this exhibition was born out of David Shrigley’s work, ‘Things will Continue to Change’, and thinking about just how much has changed since March 2020. Perhaps the greatest irony of Rishi Sunak’s comment, and the government’s advertisements during the first year of lockdowns, about creatives retraining, is that it is precisely to art that so many people have turned to help them get through this turbulent and destabilising time.
The exhibition, which will take place on the second anniversary of the first lockdown, celebrates the adaptive and ever-changing work – across painting, sculpture and digital media – of eight artists who engage directly with the fast-changing and increasingly global dialogue we are all being forced to face. Alongside the artists’ works, QR codes displayed in the gallery link to creative responses by KS4 pupils from Addey and Stanhope secondary school in Lewisham.
A rehang midway, installing similar but different works by the same artists, will emphasise this notion of change. Things will indeed continue to change as we look towards an uncertain future, and artists are often a good barometer for predicting which way these winds will blow.
The exhibition is a collaboration with The Koppel Project and is proudly supported by the Arts Council England
About the Curators
Anna McNay is a freelance art writer, editor and curator. She has curated numerous exhibitions in London and internationally, most recently including ‘Julie Umerle: Recent Paintings’ at Bermondsey Project Space; ‘Beyond Other Horizons. Contemporary painting made in Britain and Romania: 40 British and 40 Romanian artists’ at the Iași Palace of Culture, Romania (2020), co-curated with Peter Harrap and Florin Ungureaunu; and ‘Made in Britain | 82 Painters of the 21st Century’ at the National Museum, Gdansk, Poland (2019), co-curated with Robert Priseman, Małgorzata Taraszkiewicz- Zwolicka and Małgorzata Ruszkowska-Macur.
Perdita Sinclair works collaboratively and individually in her practice as an artist and a curator. She has been a curator at the Window Gallery at Phoenix Art Space Brighton for the last two years. She co-curated the exhibition ‘Past, Present and Future’ at Plan Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, and worked with Lan Art to help select and organise other UK artists for a UK/Chinese exhibition in Suzhou, China.Related Events
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