Tip of the Iceberg - photographer Anna Lukala in a group exhibition
This exhibition reveals the hidden economies that occupy the intersection between art and alternative growing practices, which are increasingly coming together in pursuit of climate action and social justice.
12.9.2021 – 9.1.2022
Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm; Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm
Southend on Sea
Focal Point Gallery, The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1NB
Whilst the scale of the ecological crisis can seem overwhelming on a global scale, ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ explores how individual and collective action can have local impact to tackle the structural and environmental problems we face, whilst also connecting to other national and international initiatives.
This group exhibition of local and international artists presented at Focal Point Gallery and on Big Screen Southend includes new and recent works that explore three key themes: the notion of the ‘commons’ in relation to natural resources; how plants can be considered as both witnesses and agents across history, and how local hidden economies can act as catalysts for wider change. The exhibition title refers to the image of an iceberg as a visual metaphor, first used by feminist economist geographer J.K Gibson-Graham to explain the diversity of economic systems.