Alice is a professional oil painter who came to speak to us at the Homestead Pavillion pretty much immediately after taking down her final show at the London Zoo following a years residency there. In conversation with Kirsty Lowry who is an Education Project Manager at local arts organisation Bow Arts Trust. The discussion got into the nitty gritty of measuring eels at 6 am in the river Thames, questioning scientists through an artists dialect and the role that the arts can play in opening up new dialogues between the public and such specialist activity and expertise in an organisation like London Zoo. Alice was able to behold entire species of minutae that are almost extinct here on Earth and in the back rooms of the Zoo where the public cannot go. The artist's role as medium for expanding new lines of communication, representation and connection in a space such as this seems vital now more than ever before.
Thank you Alice for coming and sharing your experiences and we hope to see more as you pursue your next sea creatures- sharks!
You can follow Alice's research on her blog -http://alicewhiteartblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Photos by Blanca Regina / www.whiteemotion.com