Nine Tonbridge artists look at impact of humanity
by Andy Tong | 6th December 2018
A GROUP of local artists will be holding a free exhibition on the High Street with the theme of mankind’s impact on the world.
The contemporary collection, entitled Terra Nostra (‘our earth’), will be shown at the Tonbridge Creates pop-up art space at 2 Angel Walk until December 15.
The artworks by nine artists from the town and the surrounding area are being curated by Victoria Casillas and Sarah Spence.
Mrs Spence says: “The exhibition theme is the Earth and the world around us, reflecting on the impact of humankind upon it – whether that be positive or negative.
“The exhibition space will be left intentionally crude and basic and the outside will be brought inside with leaves and natural organic matter on the surfaces of the space.
Mrs Casillas added: “The exhibition is an interpretation of how humans have dug and crafted their own burial chambers through their obsession with consumer and commercial demands.
“It’s about eroding towards extinction where the laws of nature and nurture have been misplaced and abused by the higher ape, humankind.”
The varied selection of two and three-dimensional works including drawings, paintings, photographs, textiles and sculpture.
The exhibition has been sponsored by the Tonbridge Town Team. Tonbridge Creates, set up by Louise Knight, is a 10-week project designed to showcase local artists – as well as boost the profile of the High Street as a destination.
Terra Nostra will be open to the public on Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 2pm.