Last night (28th September) was the opening night of Hayley Harrison’s installation Kaleidoscope at St John’s Bethnal Green.
Hayley devises and delivers regular workshops at the Peel Centre and at Cubitt and in her own work experiments with materials as a way of commenting on our relationship to the environment.
This installation is part of Rising- an exhibition organised by Small Blue Dot. The show explores the impact on our coasts and seas of increasing human population, global temperatures, over-consumption and pollution.
For the opening night there was a beautiful performance in the Belfry involving singing and projection called Mermaids Song by Gen Doy and Lynn Dennison, as well as a dedication to Chris Wainwright who died tragically earlier this month whilst walking the Yorkshire 3 peaks with his family. Chris Wainwright was Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London and Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges. He was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Cape Farewell, UK, an artist run organisation that promotes a cultural response to climate change.
For more information about the programme for the remainder of the Art Licks weekend go to: