In This Room,

Perspectives on
domestic ambience
and surrealism

Geraldine Snell, Still Life Moving, 2020
Geraldine Snell, Still Life Moving, 2020

This group exhibition focuses on the dual concepts of ‘domestic ambience’ and ‘domestic surrealism’, considering the ways that artists have depicted or reimagined living spaces, domestic labour/routines, or many different ideas of home. Intended as a productive feedback loop with the extraordinary circumstances that led many of us to be ‘stuck at home’ for many months on end, Here In This Room looks at the ways that artists have seen domestic spaces differently. Whether viewers encounter these works – produced across different years, geographies and perspectives – within the contemplative space of our exhibitions, or through our online platform in their own domestic space, the aim is for these artists’ work to act as invitations to see and appreciate space in new, unintended and even fantastical ways. This exhibition features works across different forms including moving image, installation, mixed media, sound and performance.

— Herb Shellenberger, Curator

Artists: Anuj Malhotra, Bassam Al-Sabah, Basir Mahmood, Daïchi Saïto, David Haxton,  Deborah Findlater, Duncan Marquiss, Geraldine Snell, Heesoo Kwon, Julie Ramage, Sam Smith, Séamus Harahan, Sophie Michael, Wanja Kimani