Featuring collages, hand-built porcelain works and tintype photography, SIRENS explores the relationship of women to the sea, science and society, taking the mythological figure into surprising areas, showing how siren stories reflect the anxieties and desires of the people that tell them.
HANNAH BATTERSHELL creates work in many forms: intricate paper collages diorama-like scenes in tobacco tins; ethereal cyanotypes; and more recently, carved stone and wooden sculptures. The abiding mood is one of playful darkness and eerie beauty.
CHLOE EDWARDS’ work explores ideas of femininity from the sublime to the ridiculous. She plays with the charm and chance of alternative photography to recreate scenes from myths and memories.
BECKY HOGHTON’S practice focuses on hand-built porcelain sculptures she describes as ‘ceramic diorama-wunderkammers’. They are stages set for casts of casts of found objects and old photographs.