Jun 01 - Aug 10, 2024
Art / Language / Folklore / Land Art / Migration / Plants / More-Than-Human / Ecology / Decolonisation / Belonging
Invasion Ecology
Southcombe Barn

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Invasion Ecology is a group exhibition that adopts decolonial, land-based inquiry to begin rethinking our relation to place and landscape. Artists include Ingrid Pollard, Iman Datoo, Hanna Tuulikki, Ashish Ghadiali, Fern Leigh Albert and Ashanti Hare, with works spanning installation, performance, moving image and photography.

By casting a long lens on history - back to the formation of continents - and focusing on the exploitation and displacement of plants and people, the programme seeks to challenge the ‘othering’ of species by deconstructing binary distinctions between terms such as ‘native’ and ‘invasive’.

During the exhibition, Southcombe’s gardens are also open to the public. The gardens, which form the backdrop to this programme, are a former plant nursery, known for their ‘native’ wildflower meadows and contrasting juxtaposition of ‘exotic’ varieties of trees and plants.

The wider programme includes decolonial discussions and workshops from exhibiting artists, as well as authors, researchers and gardeners working with the exhibition’s themes, both in person and online.

Invasion Ecology is co-curated by Jelena Sofronijevic for Radical Ecology and Vashti Cassinelli for Southcombe Barn. It is part of a season of contemporary land art coming to Dartmoor from 1 May - 10 August 2024 that questions what we mean by ‘native’ and what it means to belong, reimagining more empathic connections between humans, plants, animals and landscapes.

Event Details Southcombe Barn, Newton Abbot, England, TQ13 7TU United Kingdom
June 01- August 10, 2024
Opening times:
Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00
Mon–Wed Closed
Thu–Fri: 11:00 – 15:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 15:00