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Curated by Henry Hussey and Sophie Olver
Preview: Friday 15th March, 6-9pm
16 Mar till 6 Apr 2024
Main Gallery

Dale Adcock
Haydn Albrow
Carl Anderson
David Cooper
Cristiano Di Martino
Adam Dix
Jamie John Davies
Jack Evans
Henry Glover
Joshua Goode
Lee Grandjean
Guy Haddon Grant
Mark Jackson
Rosie McLachlan
Dean Melbourne
Ana Milenkovic
Elena Njoabuzia
Salvatore Pione
Miroslav Pomichal
Chantal Powell
Tim Shaw RA
Emma Rose Sheehy
Becky Tucker
Hugo Winder-Lind
Tom Woolner

Curated by OHSH Projects, BURIED seeks to resurrect stories buried or blurred over centuries, bringing to light the forgotten remnants of history and the echoes of our collective heritage. The timeless narratives of myths and legends transcend generations, imparting wisdom, morality, and cultural identity. They are dynamic and ever-evolving expressions of the collective human imagination, which become buried, blurred, or preserved for countless reasons.

Myths have their origins in the rich tapestry of human storytelling and cultural expression, emerging from our experience of societies throughout history. Sometimes they try to explain the unknown, arising from attempts to explain natural phenomena, such as the origins of the universe and the changing seasons, providing a framework for understanding the world in the absence of scientific knowledge. From a moral and cultural perspective, myths can convey values, teaching lessons and serving as a means of passing down ethical guidelines, societal norms, and the wisdom of previous generations. These stories often help us cope with uncertainty, and navigate the complexities of life.

Despite the vast diversity of cultures and their respective mythologies Joseph Campbell theorises within ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’ that there exists a common structure that underlies all heroic tales. This structure consists of a series of stages and archetypal characters that the hero encounters throughout their journey. Campbell distilled this universal narrative pattern into a monomyth, a template that serves as a blueprint for storytelling. From monolithic deities to remnants of the journey and diminutive relics of battle, the artists exhibiting in BURIED depict stages of the monomyth or the hero’s journey. These moments, alongside the symbolism of Jungian psychology, allow the artists in this exhibition to explore the depths of the collective unconscious, tapping into primal fears, desires, and archetypal motifs.

Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way, Warspite Road
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London SE18 5NR

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