Opening Saturday 24th October 2020 at 12 noon Please come along in the afternoon, we will not be staging a preview event but will welcome you between 12pm – 5pm (with the understood spacing) This four-week Photohastings show, “We Baked All Our Own Bread” (one mischief always leads to another), is a group show of photographs, taken during and subsequent to, the lockdown earlier this year. The title references the book by Daniel Defoe, ‘A Journal of the Plague Year’, published in 1722. It is a fictionalised account of one man’s experiences of the Great Plague in the city of London in the year 1665. Although written nearly one hundred years after the plague it is pertinent to the situation that we find ourselves in today.
With regard to the ordinary people at that time Defoe wrote,” Where they could get employment they pushed into any kind of business, the most dangerous and the most liable to infection; and if they were spoken to, their answer would be, ‘I must trust to God for that; if I am taken, then I am provided for, and there is an end of me’, and the like. Or thus, ‘Why, what must I do? I can’t starve. I had as good have the plague as perish for want. I have no work; what could I do? I must do this or beg.” Shades of our present day peril…
The work in this show has been made away from the general hubbub of the pandemic; whilst the practitioners involved were isolated but driven by the need to create. What is pertinent here is that the work is often reflective, in some cases indicative of open-ended review of an open-ended situation. We now have a history of the modern pandemic to study and more difficulties ahead. What we can be certain of is that the need to communicate and to converse using the vocabulary of the photographic image endures.
Zuzushii gallery October 24th to November 20th Open: Wednesday to Sunday inclusive 10am to 5pm Zuzushii gallery, 26 White Rock, Hastings. TN34 1JY
UNLOCKED – A new exhibition to put a foot forward from the world of lockdown. Curated in partnership with Laura Lea, ZUZUSHII ART LABORATORY present a new collection of multimedia works which opens 20th June, through July, in both the physical gallery and virtually.
The gallery will be open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 till 5 and operating in accordance with government guidelines.
We move forward and with your support and participation we can all move together. Even if it is at a distance.
ELASTIC NATURE. A small journey through COVID 19. As well as creations from Tim and Fumico, there‘s also the concrete Slapstick of Jim Roseveare featured, any virus in it‘s right mind would stay well clear.
Lamps made from household utensils, musical instruments from junk, objects with a previous life serving a new purpose. Or maybe something that looks as though it does something but in actual fact, does nothing at all. Clothing, accessories or even games made from unlikely materials, there‘s a wide range in this one. The collection will be added to over the period of the show, so one visit will probably not be enough. Exhibition opens Saturday 15th Feb but …..
Private view on Saturday 22nd of Feb, 3pm till 7pm. All most welcome. This is where ZUZUSHII hits lifestyle, you need to see, touch and feel.
PLANET PLASTIC, the all eco exhibition at the ZUZUSHII ART LABORATORY. Private view Saturday 18th January from 3pm till 7pm. A thought and conscience provoking collection of mixed media art, up until Saturday 8th February. The contributing artists are Fumico Azuma, Tim Can, Sean Duggan, Ruth Gregory, Emma Harding, Sarah Gomes Harris, Sheffa Katz and Stella Starr.