Arrangement by Lizzy Rose
14th September - 30th September 2018
Arrangement is a new exhibition incorporating video, sound, hand-made objects and manipulated plant-life by artist Lizzy Rose. The work explores landscape, form, nostalgia and the pursuit of knowledge between cultures.
Lizzy Rose visited Japan in 2016 to research a form of floristry called ikebana which has
been practiced for over 600 years. Rose's interest lies in the hidden culture surrounding this art form, which she examines by drawing parallels between The Art of Flower Arranging, a book produced in the 1950's, and the classes held today in Tokyo by the Ohara School of Ikebana for International students.
The Art of Flower Arranging by Ishimoto is a instructional guide on how to use the
simplified principles of Ikebana to decorate your home. Ishimoto encourages the user to observe nature and landscape. Pure Ikebana is more precise, combining geometry and natural forms; the wildness of nature meeting rational aesthetics. By replicating landscape it aims to create a transformative space that evokes the sublime, which is described as a kind of spirituality, or sacred place.
As part of this exhibition there will be a Crate Conversations session on Wednesday 27th September at 7pm.
The exhibition was funded by the Arts Council, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Crate and is part of the Margate Festival. The exhibition will be open from 12pm until 4pm.
Lizzy Rose is a British local artist and her work explores community, British identity and hidden culture. She has a severe form of Crohns disease and is a disabled artist.
Crate Studio and Project Space
Sands Hotel Margate
The Old Bank House
In Search of Xanadu