ArtCan are Crossing the Liminal this June with a group exhibition at Hampstead Garden Gallery, curated by member artist Lucy Pickford

June 26th – July 11th
PV/Curators talk and artist talks – 27th June
Hampstead Garden Gallery, 46 Falloden Way, London NW11 6JP

Now more than ever, the connections we have with the places and spaces we live in are some of the most important. Our streets, parks and green spaces have offered an escape from the realities of life in a pandemic. As we spend more time in these spaces and continue finding new facets to appreciate our understanding of them evolves. Crossing the Liminal seeks to explore these new connections, echoes of old memories and recent discoveries, and the transitions between the two.

Lucy Pickford, the curator, says: ‘I originally trained as a landscape architect and am always looking at the transitions and shapes of spaces. After a year cooped up – at times with our public spaces and parks as the only available escape route – we have built, in some respects, an entirely new connection with them. I was curious to see how such an exciting and versatile range of artists would respond to something that I think about all the time.’

The show will be hung in salon style to highlight the broad and varied responses to this theme.

The artists

Andrea C Morley – Andrea Tyrimos – Angel Castillo Perona – Anna Kerman – Anne-Laure Carruth – Cat Coulter – Cat Sweet – Claire Cansick – Daisy Clarke – David Winston – Despina Symeou – Ellen Zaks – Emmanuelle Orr – Greag Mac a’ tSaoir – Hedy Parry-Davies – Henrietta MacPhee – Henryk Terpilowski – Jacqui Booth – Katrine Storebo – Kerry Zacharia – Kevin Dolan – – Laura Fishman – Laura Parker – Lisa Marie Price –  Mandana Khonsari – Melanie Jordan – Nic Gear – Nick Brown – Rebecca Tucker – Rian Hotton – Sal Jones – Sarah Bird – Siusan Patterson – Sophie Anne Wyth – Yaprak Akinci



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About the gallery

Hampstead Garden Gallery is a new contemporary art gallery in the heart of Hampstead Garden Suburb in North London and was founded by ArtCan Artist Michael Lee in 2020. The gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists from the local area. Hampstead Garden Gallery is unique in that it is part of the dynamic events collective hub that includes The Sensation Band, Ruby J Events and Michael Lee Photography. This collaborative environment offers an enriching experience fuelled by art, music, and innovative events.

About the curator

A self-taught artist, Lucy originally trained as a landscape architect and has since undertaken an art history MA. She draws on her experiences to bring an alternative perspective to the landscapes she paints. Her lingering fascination with landscape architecture means she perceives her surroundings as a series of streetscapes and thresholds, observing the combination of human design and nature in everything she experiences. As a modern renaissance woman, when not painting she is a marketing consultant for organisations in the cultural and sustainability sectors. As well as being an ArtCan member, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and regularly gives talks on design and visual identity. She has been interviewed by UN Women and Gita Joshi’s Curator’s Salon. Most recently, Lucy has exhibited at Oxford Street’s Flannel Store display, as part of the Make It Blue Campaign for the NHS.

About ArtCan 

ArtCan is an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation with members across Britain and internationally. Our work is supported by the efforts of artist-member volunteers, contributions from our Founder Friends and Friends of ArtCan, and with the valued guidance of our Board of Trustees.

ArtCan has expertise in producing collaborative art exhibitions in London, across Britain and internationally. Our exhibitions complement the work of established galleries by enabling talent to gain experience and skills. We work with galleries, but also seek new spaces where art becomes a part of everyday life and with the aim of involving audiences in an organic and personal way. ArtCan’s artist-centred ethos means that our model does not involve charging membership fees or commissions on sales, to help artists focus on developing a sustainable practice.

By Valerie Zwart