Exhibition: NATURE\CONNECT, 2021 | Curious Kudu

Updated: Sep 17

29 September -31 October 2021


From 29th September to 31 October 2021, I took part in a group artist-led exhibition at a new gallery and events space, Curious Kudu in London.


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Curious Kudu is the latest edition to the vibrant Peckham arts scene providing a platform for local artists in its contemporary gallery space. This exhibition featured current works from Danielle Jacques, Barbara Prada and Helen Dear, recent graduates from MA courses at Camberwell College of Art, and Wimbledon College Art, University of the Arts London.


Through sculpture, print, installation and a local events program, NATURE\CONNECT aimed to reconnect urbanites with the natural world they evolved to live in, and with each other. By bringing the local community together in commune with nature, the artists sought to tackle contemporary issues such as building emotional resilience and a more sustainable world.

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Exhibited works

The below gallery shows the works I presented. These spanned the media of printmaking, photography, mixed reality, web art, video, and installation.


Download the show catalogue for more information on each of these works and the price list.
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Exhibition key information

Exhibition dates: 29th September to 31 October 2021. Open Wednesday to Sunday 2:00 pm to 6.30 pm. Free admission. Location: Curious Kudu, 117 Queen's Rd, London SE15 2EZ, UK


In NATURE\CONNECT three artists, Danielle Jacques, Barbara Prada and Helen Dear, explore the unity of humans and nature.


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Working in different disciplines, the artists investigate the extent to which the human condition is bound with the natural world.

“For the artist, communication with nature remains the most essential condition. The artist is human; himself nature; part of nature within natural space” - Paul Klee

From the micro to the macro, natural phenomena influence our states of mind. The seasons affect our circadian rhythms. Immersing ourselves in natural geometries can affect our emotions. Being in commune with nature, we experience positive shifts in body and mind. Over time, as societies and lifestyles have changed and with the introduction of technological advances, we have forgotten how intrinsically linked we are with our wider environment. This has led to the exploitation of our planet and a disregard for the natural world’s powerful effect on our emotional and spiritual wellbeing. NATURE\CONNECT presents works in a variety of mediums that interpret patterns found in the natural world and explores the visceral human response to these phenomena.