Exploring Shepperton, particularly Pharaoh's Island, its people and its land. Using a range of analogue and digital mediums. Supported by a bursary from the Royal College of Art.
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Opening hours during Wandsworth Open House: Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The Artist will be present from 11am.
Working with a range of analogue and digital mediums, Betty dwells between the realms of the fine art and documentary genres, and is passionate about unveiling the beauty within humanity’s way of living. Her passion for community, and life outside normality derives solely from her experience of living on ‘Pharaohs Island’, a small community in the Thames where the majority of her most recent work is situated. Applying her surroundings as inspiration, Betty hopes to unveil communities like her own around the world from its brightest and darkest corners, reminding her audience of the good that accumulates from togetherness which is diminishing in the modern world.
‘Pharaohs Island: River Dwelling’ illustrates what it means to live within a community, the form of the space, and the people it hosts. The series becomes accustomed with paradoxical themes that survive in confined areas, such as land and water, natural and man made, old and new, and the ways in which they slip and fall into one another as different tenant generations overlap and the Islands infrastructure and demographic evolves. Betty works with a number of varied arrangements unveiling the visual similarities in contrasted features, subsequently surveying the diversity of the hermitic land.
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