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Heywood and Condie’s Greenhouse
Thu 9 June, 2016
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016
An outdoor installation on the forecourt of Royal British Society of Sculptors as part of Altered States new exhibition.
Horticultural installation artists Heywood & Condie have created a piece of sculptural architecture consisting of a greenhouse constructed from salvaged 18th and 19th stained glass. The Christian imagery has been dismantled and reused to present a world of chimeras, mythical creatures and folkloric hybrids.
Part plant/part human/part insect, these images combine to suggest a more primitive world, symbols and patterns which humans have used for thousands of years to celebrate the cycle of life’.
The Greenhouse is a horticultural temple – a metaphor for the living Earth and a place of sanctuary and introspection. It represents an environment in which nature holds an elevated position. The space will host an integrated programme of events including mindfulness sessions and performance.
The Greenhouse is part of Altered States, an exhibition exploring perception and sensory interpretation through immersive installation and sculptural form – this exhibition runs between Thursday 9th June to end of August.
The exhibition will also include work by Tabatha Andrews and Horticultural installation artists Heywood & Condie.
Outdoor installation open for viewing all day. Gallery opening times: 12.30 – 17.30 or by appointment. The exhibition closes end of September, see website for further information.
- Michelle Butler
- London postcode (first part)
- London Borough
- The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- Detailed directions to the venue
- The Royal British Society of Sculptors is situated between the South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations on Old Brompton Road.