Wanderings Exhibition at Heston Library

Company: Creative People & Places Hounslow
Artist(s): Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole, Flo Armitage-Hookes, STRL_, Theresa Mikuria
Running Time: until 5 September 2024, during usual library opening hours
Price: FREE

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

About this event

In Summer 2022, Creative People & Places Hounslow’s Visual Arts Programme invited four artists to explore and map Hounslow’s unique, shifting geography. 

Using the act of wandering as a starting point, the works in this exhibition document each artist’s route through parts of the borough. The artists also used the Library’s local studies archives for inspiration, finding rich source materials in the collections of maps, newspapers, books and photographs that have been collected over time.

The resulting works include photography, text, collage, sound and digital work that has been created on site in Hounslow. The works are original, contemporary responses to Hounslow using a range of media and processes.

A series of collages by Flo Armitage-Hookes documents her walks around Cranford’s unique architecture and spiralling streets.

Analogue photography and text works by Junko Theresa Mikuriya layer the Chinese zodiac on the area between Hounslow East and West, combined with excerpts from the surrealist novel Nadja by André Breton.

Interpretive mappings by collective STRL_ collate sound and GPS data to record the act of getting lost between Osterley and Bedfont Parks. A pair of interactive site-markers will be installed at the starting points of the two walks at the end of the exhibition's run in 2024.

Heston native Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole’s abstract photographs were made by treating glass plates to create marks and scratches from the physical act of walking and remembering the streets and green areas of her youth. 

Wanderings was devised by the Hounslow Exhibitions Group. Inspired by the idea of walking as a way of creating new work, the group commissioned this exhibition to tell new stories about Hounslow, and offer new perspectives on this unique urban landscape.

This project has been curated by members of the Hounslow Exhibitions Group, formed of members of the local community in collaboration with the Creative People & Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme, which presents new and original exhibitions in libraries, cafes and other public spaces across the borough. CPP Hounslow is a consortium led by Watermans.

Visit the exhibition at Heston Library during usual opening hours until 25 April 2024. 

This exhibition is part of the Creative People & Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme of visual arts exhibitions in libraries and cafes across the borough. 

To get involved, please contact daisy@watermans.org.uk or visit www.hounslowvisualarts.org.uk

Image credit: Junko Theresa Mikuriya

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.


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