APT Gallery
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Sunday, April 7, 2024
6 Creekside Deptford London SE8 4SA
APT Gallery

Life Boat brings together eight artists with a shared interest in exploring precarity as a site of dynamic transition. Rachel Allain, Caroline AreskogJones, Beverley Duckworth, Liz Elton, Susan Eyre, Kathleen Herbert Kaori Homma and Anne Krinsky are showing new work that takes an investigative approach to the environmental, social and historical themes evoked by the lifeboat. The exhibition addresses ecological crisis, liminal landscapes, close and distant horizons, boundaries and displacement, lines of rescue, navigation and transformation.

The gallery location in Deptford, once a major departure point for maritime trade and scientific expeditions from Deptford Dockyard, resonates with the exhibition’s concept of being ‘at sea’, in the sense of negotiating the unknown. Research into local histories and ecologies informs work created for the exhibition and is further expanded upon in the accompanying events programme.

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