Sophie Gresswell: Saint roots and Tungi fruits
25 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
Orleans House Gallery
This exhibition tells the story of Sophie’s attempts to reclaim lost parts of her heritage. Through her research she travels to District 6, South Africa, where her grandmother grew up and an area which was flattened during apartheid. From there she travels to St Helena, where her grandfather was born. This British overseas territory with an extensive but little-known history includes the unmarked burial site of approximately 8000 ‘Liberated Africans’ who lost their lives during the illegal transatlantic slave trade.
Sophie invites the public to contribute to the exhibition by sharing their experiences of identity and heritage.
Find out more about the artist here: Sophie Gresswell – Home
This exhibition is part of Orleans House Gallery’s 2021-2022 Emerging Artists Programme. The Emerging Artist Programme supports early-career artists in the first 10 years of development and provides an opportunity to propel themselves into the world of commercial art and to sustain a career going forward.