SWARM

In 2019, Alke curated SWARM: Artists respond to the pollinator crisis  at Walthamstow's Vestry House Museum.  In SWARM,  artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton responded to this crisis with new work that drew on the latest research into the causes of the alarming decline of pollinators. Featuring painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and installation, the exhibition was both a call to arms and a celebration of these wondrous and hard-working insects that are so vital to our food security. This gallery shows Alke's work made for this exhibition as well as installation shots of the exhibition. 

Treacherous Flowers (2019)
Treacherous Flowers (2019)

Oil and acrylic on board 58 x 75 cm Private collection A limited edition (15) giclé print of this work is available, please contact the artist

Do Almond Trees Dream of Electric Bees? (2019) Oil on linen 45 x 45 cm Private collection

Fragile (2019)
Fragile (2019)

Beeswax, textiles, wood, LED lights 63 x 63 x 12 cm

The Choice is Ours (2019)
The Choice is Ours (2019)

Inkjet print on folded rice paper 46 x 46 cm (without frame) Edition of 9

SWARM installation shot
SWARM installation shot

SWARM exhibition Installation shot at Vestry House Museum, 2019 Left to right: Sculpture by Sandie Sutton (detail), paintings by Alke Schmidt, sculpture by Miyuki Kasahara, linocuts by Anna Alcock

SWARM installation shot
SWARM installation shot

SWARM exhibition, Vestry House Museum, 2019 Installation shot showing linocut by Anna Alcock, sculpture by Miyuki Kasaha and textile banner by Hannah Ford

SWARM exhibition - installation shot
SWARM exhibition - installation shot

SWARM exhibition at Vestry House Museum, 2019. Front to back: Sculpture by Miyuki Kasahara, sculpture by Sandie M Sutton, lightbox by Alke Schmidt

SWARM Exhibition - garden
SWARM Exhibition - garden

SWARM exhibition at Vestry House Museum, 2019: Installation shot of "Potter Wasp", garden sculpture by Sandie M Sutton

SWARM exhibition - garden
SWARM exhibition - garden

SWARM exhibition at Vestry House Museum, 2019: "Can You Hear Me?" Garden installation by Miyuki Kasahara