Caught by the River

A Strange Kind of Knowing

25th January 2022

Aimée Parrot – White Lip

In A Strange Kind of Knowing — opening at Haarlem Gallery, Wirksworth, Derbyshire next weekend — thirteen contemporary artists (Verity Birt, Holly Bynoe, Kristina Chan, Fourthland, Susan Hiller, Katja Hock, Coral Kindred-Boothby, Penny McCarthy, Kate McMillan, Aimée Parrott, Chantal Powell, Tai Shani and Eleanor May Watson) present works drawing on alternative, marginalised and embodied ideas of knowledge intrinsically connected to the natural world.

A Strange Kind of Knowing draws on a wide range of subjects including the spiritual and healing properties of plants, decolonised and untouched landscapes, cosmology and mythology, pandemic induced isolation, intuitive experiments, the weather, the sea and sea caves, ancient fish, clouds, the moon, domesticity and alchemy.

Kate McMillan – My Body is a Cave series, 2021

The exhibition runs from 5 February – 13 March 2022, open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm, and admission is free. More information, including about the works exhibited, can be found here.

Kristina Chan – Survey (Pheasant’s Cave), 2020