Warriors


WARRIORS, an exhibition curated by a new independent curator team.

13 April – 14 May 2010

In a world where individuals are constantly striving to fight for purpose and meaning where once established conventions are now torn. The original concept of a ‘Warrior’ has now had to fight for its own meaning and the once war determined ideology has had to force itself into new armour.
A newly formed independent curator team are bringing their own cultural flares and experiences to produce this complex and challenging topic. Taking inspiration from the way the ideology of the warrior has ingratiated itself into various avenues of culture, including the rugby world where the inimitable ‘Haka’ is still used to intimidate opponents before taking the field for battle. This now iconic routine has inspired the curatorial team, Helen Batley, Nami Chikhlia and Jennifer Elder, having met and trained at Central Saint Martins to produce an extravaganza of Warriors in all their newly evolved glory.
Artists have come together with their own cultural awareness, this subjective topic has leapt out at individuals. By producing 3D, 2D and interpretative dance as this ‘Warriors’ exhibition has defeated any pre conceived ideas you are going to have. ‘Warriors’ can be drawn out from the individual and their own battles within themselves and their lives. Walking into this exhibition will invite voyeurs to observe how these young artists have taken up the subject matter and trophies their battles/journeys into art.
The artists: Ramona Barsalona, Helen Batley, Nami Chikhlia, Jennifer Elder, Emily Taylor, Joanna Western, Alex Witt, Kayleigh Witt, Chutima Kerdpitak, Haribaabu Naatesan, Katia Hickmer, Damien Jeffrey and Alexander Augustus Greenhalgh.

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