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EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS

BOTANICAL ENCOUNTERS

20 - 25 February 2024

44AD Artspace, 4 Abbey St, Bath, BA1 1NN 

 44AD: Botanical Encounters

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WINDRUSH 75 

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Windrush Centre being opened by Community Elders and the Mayor of Bath

'The Journey' - Simbah Pilé
Part 1 of 3 pieces dedicated to the experiences and legacy of the 'Windrush Generation'

Simbah Pilé was commissioned to create 3 bespoke artworks to celebrate the journey, lives and experiences and the legacy of the 'Windrush Generation' in the city of Bath. These pieces will be on permanent display in the Windrush Education Centre at Fairfield House in the city of Bath, UK.

The project is on going until the end of August 2023.

TRESPASS 

Co-curated by Simbah Pilé  and  Stacey Pottinger.

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Behind the walls and fences of private land lies the truth - enclosure of common land, exploitation of resources and dispossession of people and public rights in exchange for profit.*      Read the full write up here

Fringe Arts Bath Festival : 26 May - 11 June 2023

FIND OUT MORE HERE:

https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/trespass

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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Entangled Roots: an artist-led workshop (Simbah Pilé and Lucia Harley)

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CREATIVE PRACTICES TO EXPLORE COLONIAL LEGACIES IN CULTURAL

AND NATURAL HERITAGE SITES
A Workshop to Advance Future Collaborations

This workshop, organised by the University of Bath in collaboration with the Holburne Museum and the National Trust, considers two types of heritage, cultural and natural. It takes a creative approach to exploring the impact of colonialism on both the social and the natural environment we live in.

13th  - 15th JULY, 2023

HOLBURNE MUSEUM

Great Pulteney St,

Bathwick,

BATHBA2 4DB

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Entangled Roots: An artistic examining of Plants, Identity & the Colonial Past 

An introductory creative collage workshop with artist Simbah Pilé and Dr. Christina Horvath. This is part of the Botanical Encounter Project. 

SUNDAY, 29TH JANUARY, 2023, 1-3 PM

ANNUAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

BARBADOS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

BALLS

CHRIST CHURCH

BARBADOS, WEST INDIIES BB17074

Read about it here: https://www.botanicalencounters.com/2023/02/14/botanical-encounters-in-balls-barbados/

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Exploring Colonialism through Plant Motifs. Creative Workshop with Simbah Pilé 

In this workshop we will endeavour to engage creatively through the method of collage and mixed media, with the complicated history of the European botanical rush and colonisation of other countries and people as well as how it is still present and silently interacting with our day-to-day lives. We will utilise plant motifs some of which will be previously collected/ gathered from around the city of Bath, others will be of commonly over looked house and garden plants that were introduced to this country by colonial botanists.

This event is part of Botanical Encounters Project.

SATURDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER, 2022, 2-5 PM

44AD ARTSPACE

BASEMENT STUDIO

4 ABBEY ST.

BATH, BA1 1NN

UNITED KINGDOM

Read about it here: 

https://www.botanicalencounters.com/2022/11/27/decolonial-collage-workshop-in-a-pre-christmas-atmosphere/

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