may, 2024

wed22maysun02junA Different Green

A different Green

Event Details

Take your mini nature lovers for a stroll around family friendly garden exhibition A Different Green at the Oxo Tower.

When: May 22 to June 2

Where: Oxo Tower

Ticket price: Free

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A Different Green, Bella Hoare’s solo exhibition, features beautiful paintings inspired by both the natural world and feminine power.

​The exhibition focuses on over 20 works that explore the beauty of the female form alongside closely observed natural references to forests, leaves and flowers. Successive layers of paint build a final images as well as the visible history of that image’s construction while Hoare’s optimism shines through in a celebration of feminine beauty and power.

Plant life and the natural world are constant touchpoints. Hoare’s series of “green goddess” paintings offer a feminist take on the “green man” figure of medieval Pagan-Christian folklore and can be seen as a reminder of the possibilities of human and, more specifically, feminine intimacy with the natural world.

While her “Glasshouse” paintings feature five portraits of women from The Glasshouse – a social enterprise empowering female prisoners through horticultural training. A passionate supporter of The Glasshouse, Hoare’s paintings are larger than life-size images. The scale throws off viewers’ preconceptions, monumentalising these women from marginalised communities and emphasising their potential for growth. As both individuals and archetypes, they represent the opportunities for renewal offered by the natural world through horticulture and shared experiences.   

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