Tend to It


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TOMA Project Space

Unit 13, Royals Shopping Centre
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1 1DG
England

The pandemic gives the finger to ordinary life, forces a mutation in domestic space, rips at the cracks in the system, gnaws at the flimsy membrane between virtual and real life. Daft, meticulous, ancient, tender, critical and mysterious: the works in this exhibition show the approaches our 12 artists took to find meaning, safety and a sense of humour in a time of crisis. How has it affected our art making? Why do we make art? And what happens when we are faced with death? This show explores how even in a crisis we must tend to our needs to create. Raid the larder, stroke the euphoric parceltape, pass through the silky curtain, step onto the stage, go back in time, ooze into a queer new landscape, journey through screens, pause in isolation, ponder reused, reborn found objects. This exhibition shows how we tend to it. 2019-2021 TOMA cohort artists: Bella Street Fenn, Jessica Scott, Jon Rust, Lu Williams, Maria Bird, Mark Hicken, Milky Genes, Ruth Hazel aka Fanny Von Beaverhausen, Peter Haugh, Philippa Stewart, Paige Ockendon, Victoria Sills.

For more information on this event: https://www.toma-art.com/tend-to-it

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Saturday 2nd October 2021 - Saturday 15th January 2022 12:00 - 18:00

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