Room 3 & 4
4 Cromwell Place
Private View: Tuesday 16 November: 10am – 6pm
Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of British artist Charmaine Watkiss at the gallery.
The Seed Keepers (2021) is a new series of drawings that fuse Watkiss’ interests in botany, herbalism, ecology, history, and Afrofuturism. Researching the medicinal and psychical capabilities of plants, Watkiss has personified a matrilineal pantheon of plant warriors safeguarding and facilitating cross-generational knowledge and empowerment.
The show consists of a body of entirely new works on paper and explores the use of full colour – a first for Watkiss. The drawings of women in luminal spaces along with her ‘plant warriors’ have a mystical quality which exist outside our linear time and space. The natural world is at the forefront of most of our imaginations right now; and this show explores narratives around ancient plant knowledge and its relationship to women of African descent.