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.
the exhibition at Hounslow Library during usual opening hours.
exhibition is part of the Creative People & Places Hounslow Visual Arts
Programme of visual arts exhibitions in libraries and cafes across the
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Image credit: Junko Theresa Mikuriya