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Emerging From The Rubble


Thursday 20th October 2022 6-9pm

21st - 30th October 2022

5-8pm Thurs, Fri | 12-6pm Sat, Sun

Staffordshire St presents Emerging From The Rubble a multi-disciplinary exhibition co-curated by Fauve Alice, Jasmine Shigemura Lee, Isabel Castro Jung and Rosalind Wilson. 


Emerging From The Rubble is a collaborative hive of happenings dissecting the world through the collective perspective of a bug’s life. Insects are often a source of fear and disgust, creeping in through the cracks and crevices of the walls we have built to keep them out. They swarm around us in uncontrolled masses and exist in time frames that disrupt our linear understandings of the world. Over the course of the exhibition the artists will explore what we can learn from this collective other to reassess how we see and encounter these creatures in daily life.


In this playful and riotous show the four artists will activate the exhibition space with sculpture and performance pieces made from recycled and found materials. The content will evolve throughout the exhibition, as different people enter the space, a landscape edited and added to by performers and visitors alike. There will be daily workshops for children to create artwork and a cabaret of performances exploring insect behaviours from sound, vibration, camouflage, illusion and transformation.

The show develops at both a pace of the slow and specific evolution of adaptive species and with the accelerated speed of the ephemeral conditions of the current material environment. What can we understand by looking at non-human ways of being? How can linear time be disrupted? How can we speculate toward alternative futures away from our current path toward total ecocide?

This event is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Friday 21 October                  A Bug Ball - Cabaret hosted by Sam Renolds


                                                       Tickets £15 book here


Tuesday - Friday                    Art workshops for 8-11 yr olds    

10-12am  and 1-3pm              Hosted by Hasan Abdul and Polly Misch


                                                        Free to all. Please reserve a place here.


Saturday 29th October        Young Artists Showcase


Sunday 30th October          Finissage with Creepy Crawly Canapés

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Friday 21 October 7.30pm

You are cordially invited to the bug ball an evening of live art as part of Emerging from the Rubble exhibition. 

Each act will be inspired by a different insect as we explore transformation, illusion and camouflage.

Hosted by Sam Reynolds

With live performances from:

Andrea Spisto 

Jasmine Shigemura Lee 

Oberon White 

& others!

This event will be BSL interpreted.

Book tickets here

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Join Polly and Hasan this half term as they lead art workshops exploring the weird and wonderful world of insects, for children between the ages of 8 - 11. 

Each workshop will take you on a journey of discovery, seeing the world through the eyes of a different insect, and using mediums including clay, puppetry and performance to explore this. 

There will be a final party on Saturday 29th October from 12-3pm, to celebrate and showcase the artworks created in the workshops.

Reserve a free workshop here

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