Tiwani Contemporary – Charmaine Watkiss: The Seed Keepers

16 November - 5 December, 2021
Charmaine Watkiss, Warriors Inhabit Mind, Body and Spirit, 2021 Pencil, graphite, watercolour and ink on paper, 76 x 56 cms 29 46/50 x 22 1/20 inches, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Tiwani Contemporary

*Temporary Location* 

CROMWELL PLACE

Room 3 & 4
4 Cromwell Place
London
SW7 2JE

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.

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