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Linum Exhibition

R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, Co Antrim, BT27 4XE
Ilka White, From my Selves


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Group Exhibition

‘Plant Communitas: Linum. Flax/Linen Crossings’

2 - 30 September 2023

Open 11am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

FREE All welcome

Featuring Annemiek de Beer, Patricia Brien, Amanda Coppes-Martin, Bridget Kennedy, Geoff Diego Litherland, Angharad McLaren, Tim Parry-Williams, and Ilka White

Curated by Patricia Brien

Communitas [kɔmˈmuːnɪt̪äːs̠] is a Latin noun referring to an unstructured community in which persons are equal, it also signifies the very spirit of community.

Humans live in plantscapes and yet, in Western thinking, plants are backgrounded as inanimate non-subjects. ‘Plant Communitas’ highlights the aliveness and presence of the plant kingdom, attuning specifically to flax and linen. The exhibition considers the plant cycle and connections with cultural traditions, inherited knowledges, local practices and intuitive or spiritual relations within this framework. The exhibiting artists from diverse practices embrace a community of diverse entanglements in this human-plant meshwork explored and expressed through a variety of artworks.

This exhibition is part of the Linen Biennale funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Image: work by Ilka White

Talks & Conversations will accompany this exhibition

Artists in conversation - Saturday 9 September, 2-3pm online

Artists in conversation - Saturday 16 September, 11am-12pm online

Artist talk - Saturday 23 September, 2-3pm at R-Space, Lisburn



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