Bell House will host an exhibition of works of art exploring the meaning of ‘green’ to coincide with the 5oth anniversary of John Berger’s iconic television series Ways of Seeing. Berger encouraged us to look at the world differently and to consider how meaning and ideology are conveyed through visual media.
Green plays a huge part in our lives representing nature, renewal and our environment. It is linked with ideas of politics, relaxation, health, and being fresh or unprocessed. At a time when we are all encouraged to go green it is the perfect colour for the curators Lucy Bainbridge, Alison Green, Ky Lewis, Benjamin Rice & Kim Thornton to examine. More than 30 artists have been invited to present their view of green in all its different contexts using a variety of media.
Performing Green – Landing, Lucas Room, Gowan Room
In the upstairs rooms Kim Thornton has invited 11 artists to join her in creating artworks that perform different connotations of green. Their multidisciplinary responses include painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, textiles and live performance with unexpected objects re-presented in surprising ways. Paintings flaunt green whilst viridescent ceramics explore spiritual and emotional matter. Sculptural objects embody a green life and photographs present alternative narratives. During the exhibition there will be live performance, rituals and a chance to explore different ways of seeing green.
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