Curated by Kevin Quigley & Sarah Sparkes

8th to 22nd July 2021


A group exhibition exploring the relationship between made objects and found artefacts.


Exhibition Dates
8th – 22nd July 2021
Open 12-6pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Private Views
Thursday 8th July 2021, 6-9pm
Friday 9th July 2021, 2-9pm
Saturday 10th July, 12-6pm


Eleanor Bowen

Sean Dower


Bruce Gilchrist

Caroline Gregory

Bjorn Hatleskog

Luke Jordan

Seulgi Kang

Miyuki Kasahara

Yev Kazannik

Marq Kearey

Calum F Kerr

London Clay Workers Union (Helen Carr, Sarah Christie, Duncan Hooson and Annette Welch, Diane Eagles, Alison Cooke, Danuta Solowiej, Stephanie Buttle, Jo Pearl, Raewyn Harrison, Jane Millar, Elizabeth Meyer)

Lisa McKendrick

Pol McLernon

Sean McLusky

Kevin Quigley

Victoria Rance

James Roseveare

Martin Sexton

Sarah Sparkes

Ian Thompson

Inga Tillere

Marianne Walker

Phill Wilson-Perkin

Mary Yacoob


‘Archaeologists excavate sites and objects from the past and then write about them; while artists create, and invent objects or situations in the present.’  Sarah Scott, World Archaeology Vol. 38, (Taylor & Francis:2018)

‘Without the Allure of Objects – we are trapped amidst the swirling black noise of any given sensual space.’  Graham Harman,  Object-Orientated ontology: A New Theory of Everything (Pelican Books: 2018).

Archaeologists subject artefacts to hierarchical categories – Artists, by re-making and re-imagining objects, activate apocryphal histories, raise the objects’ status and bring new perception.

In this group exhibition artists are exploring this imagined intent – to generate new relations between objects and their associations with the world around them.

It is hard to resist the ‘allure’ of a mysterious object: a found object, an out of place artefact, an art object, an anthropological object, an archaeological find.

In Harmans’ notion of ‘ Allure’ an object holds a seductive  power beyond its qualities.  Every ‘thing’ can contain an essence of this mystery through imagined intentionality.

Through both the mystery and the allure of the object we make a quantum leap – from one possible reality into the next and  as we examine this reality closer, through ontological study, we question and place what things can exist or can be said to exist and how such entities can be grouped accordingly to their similarities and differences?

This is what we do naturally when we logically make groups or diagrammatic associations –

And we try to find meaning…
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