After the success of ‘Fracture’ at the Hoxton Arches, this year Prism will be exhibiting in both Birmingham in May and London in October. The title of this year’s exhibition is ‘Another View’, and we are thrilled that my image of Ross Belton’s (@spottedhyenas) piece ‘Split Traditions’ has been selected for the press and publicity for the Birmingham exhibition.
At the Royal Birmingham Society of the Arts Gallery, two of Ross’s pieces will be exhibited, the afore-mentioned ‘Split Traditions’ and a new piece ‘Nest’.
‘Nest’ was created as a direct response the urban landscape we live in, taking ‘another view’, using the natural vegetation of North London (51.534488 -0.093576200) and flora such as Sweet Pea, Marigolds, Umbrella Papyrus and Ivy grown on our balcony over the Summer of 2016.
‘The city is a home for a variety of wildlife and impossible creatures, who use local home grown-materials, often discarded, to create these structures for shelter, courtship and a home.’
‘Nest’ is part of a larger project ‘Artefacts’ which includes two other sister projects, ‘Implements’ and ‘Ornamentation’, which are due to be exhibited elsewhere later in the year.
The exhibition runs from the 29th of April to the 13th of May, 2017.