Zoe Childerley: Beyond the Pale

27th October - 20th January

Wed-Sun 11am-4pm (Closed 26 Dec & 2 Jan)

The Granary Gallery


Zoe Childerley: Beyond the Pale

Inspired by walking the length of the Anglo-Scottish border, Beyond the Pale is a mixed media exhibition exploring a narrative around territory, land and
belonging on this border and beyond. During the walk, Zoe met people who live on both sides of the line, learning about their relationship with place, past and present and their underestimated cultural identity as Borderers.
The walk coincided with the Brexit vote, and Zoe discovered that the border is again a focus of debate over sovereignty raising issues of nationalism and identity, which is reflected in the anxiety over the refugee crisis and international political zeitgeist.
The exhibition uses photography, drawing, mapping and text-based art to build a cohesive and poignant body of work questioning the notion of
nationhood, landscape and belonging in 21st century.
Zoe Childerley is currently a Lecturer at Brighton University and has worked as an artist using photography and mixed media for over 10 years. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and undertaken numerous commissions and residencies, working in the Caribbean, the United States, the Middle East, South East Asia and across the UK.

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