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KINGSGATE WORKSHOPS

110-116 Kingsgate Road, NW6 2JG
020 7328 7878

www.kingsgateworkshops.org.uk
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Gallery closed until further notice; staff working remotely

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Click to enlargeSNAILS FOR EYES
Nov 16 - Dec 14, 2019
Saelia Aparicio | Jack Bodimeade | Naomi Gilon | Maria Gondek | Guy Marshall-Brown | Anna Reading
snails for eyes is about the sea and its unknown depths. The works in the exhibition are tender studies of; resourcefulness, myth, lost relics, rituals, sunken islands, tourism, bubbling waters and outer space.
 
The exhibition takes its title from the Buxton Mermaid ‘...made from wood, cloth, wire, carved bone and fish scales. She had snails for eyes’. The Buxton Mermaid is an example of the practice of mermaid making popular in the mid-nineteenth century. These sculpted objects were often made by fishermen and occasionally passed as real mermaid relics. Gazing at the dried and leathery body of this merrow, you can imagine it back in the sea, its skin supple and softened again...
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GALLERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED
ongoing - check website for updates
We have been monitoring the situation and government guidelines around the coronavirus (COVID-19).⁣ Unfortunately due to developments, we have decided to postpone all of our gallery's programme and workshops. All events will be rescheduled for a future date.⁣

The gallery and Kingsgate Workshops' office will remain closed until further notice. Staff are working remotely & our digital channels will remain open to keep you all up-to-date.⁣

Keep safe everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to the gallery again soon.

TONGUES AND MIRRORS IN MERCURY : NINA ROYLE
Jun 6 - Jul 18, 2020
Private view Fri Jun 5 6pm - 9pm

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