Our priority is to sustain artists' positions in relation to curators and the world of museums and institutions.
Hollybush Gardens was founded in 2005 by Lisa Panting and Malin Ståhl. Our backgrounds in curating, writing and teaching have informed our approach to the gallery and in 2013, after seven years in the East End, we moved to a larger building in Clerkenwell allowing us to expand our programme of events, performances and curated exhibitions. We remain committed to curating, in the production of discourse around artworks and in dialogue with artists, regularly publishing accompanying texts and ephemera and working on publications. Our programme of represented artists is intergenerational and inclusive, bringing highly regarded voices to the fore. Gallery...
Hollybush Gardens
1–2 Warner Yard
London
EC1R 5EY
+44 207 837 5991
  • Claire Hooper: Hekate, 27 May - 26 June 2021

    Claire Hooper

    Untitled, 2020

    Watercolour on paper

    64.5 x 50 cm

    Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London.

    © Claire Hooper

    Photo: Andy Keate

    Claire Hooper: Hekate

    27 May - 26 June 2021
    Hollybush Gardens is pleased to present Hekate, a solo exhibition of new textile and watercolour works by Claire Hooper. Continuing her interest in Greek mythology, Hooper presents a body of work informed by the ancient figure Hekate - a Greek goddess whose symbolism includes crossroads, thresholds, witchcraft and necromancy among several other associations. In distinction to the contemporary understanding of Hekate as a figure of sorcery and magic, Hooper references the goddess for her tripartite evocation and embodiment: as three faces, as crossroads, as intermediary, and as connected to the three realms of earth, sea and sky. Throughout the exhibition, Hooper associates Hekate's incorporation of tripartite states and symbols to the continuum of embodied knowledge experienced in motherhood and mothering.
  • Jumana Manna, 27 May - 26 June 2021

    Jumana Manna

    Installation view, Hollybush Gardens, London. 

    Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. 

    © Jumana Manna. 

    Photo: Andy Keate. 

    Jumana Manna

    27 May - 26 June 2021
    Hollybush Gardens is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent works by Jumana Manna. Expanding on the artist’s ongoing enquiries into the complex relationships between bodies and their environments, the works on view recombine archaic and archaeological fragments together with components from an indeterminate future simultaneously in construction and falling into ruin. The works on view derive from a significant body of work first shown in 2019 at Home Works 8 in Beirut, in a collaborative installation with Haig Aivazian.Titled The Setting of Noon, the exhibition was staged as a disused office, at once outdated in its compartmentalisation of business and leisure, and futuristic in its dystopic work-from-home character. Complete with a waiting area, a reception desk, ergonomic office chairs, glass cubicles, LED tickers and corporate art, the installation explored the notion of fertility as a central motor traversing time, from pre-historic agrarian societies to contemporary financial economies.