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Katherine Firth exhibiting in "Connected - The Changing Face of Britain" at Waterstones, London

Cambridge Drawing Society member Katherine Firth is exhibiting in the "Connected - The Changing Face of Britain exhibition run by the Lots Road Group until 10th January 2019.
When Nov 26, 2018 08:30 AM to
Jan 10, 2019 09:00 PM
Where Waterstones Lower Floor Gallery, 82, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ
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The Lots Road Group’s latest exhibition presents a microcosm of contemporary British society through the artists’ own connection to family and friends. Seventeen members of the group have chosen an eclectic mix of sitters - diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and nationality of origin. Having connected with each other through our attendance at The Heatherley School of Art we decided to explore through portraiture how our personal connections spread outwards and reflect life in 21st century Britain.

Set against the backdrop of Brexit, a time often described as divisive, our sitters are people to whom we have personal ties, some traditionally British from Aberdeenshire, Cornwall, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Yorkshire, as well as residents who have come here from a staggering array of countries: Bolivia, Brazil, British Guiana, Eritrea, France, Iraq, Norway, Pakistan, Poland and the United States.

Connected Exhibition (Katherine Firth)As usual, our exhibition has a narrative component which introduces our sitters and explains how we are connected to them. Several sitters evidence changing tastes, of Britain being more open both to the world, to different lifestyles and conscious of the impact all our lives have on our environment. There are also very long- term friendships, touching stories of young people being added to family circles, and of courageous immigrants finding a new life in this country, or helping others acquire skills they need.

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