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Visions in the Nunnery 2020 | P3 Benedict Drew

Sunday, January 5, 2020 to Sunday, January 17, 2021
Opening Hours: 
Tue to Sun, from 11am to 4pm (closed for Christmas from 21 Dec to 4 Jan)
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ


Benedict Drew’s Programme 3 is an ethereal exploration into fantasy and fiction, with artists drawing on music, 16mm film, poetry, ritual and nature to make sense of our current moment in time.  


Filmmaker, composer and sculptor Benedict Drew's immersive, energetic works of sound and vision are surreal and probing, often commenting on current political and environmental issues. For Visions he will show a new single screen work in which he tunes into vibrations and waves of energy from celestial objects, thinking about how to improvise with others through telepathy in the shadow of catastrophe. As with many of Drew’s works, the visual will transform itself through music, giving itself over to the transformative effect of sound. 

24 other artists will join Drew, hailing from Austria, Greece, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Featuring two 16mm projections, we are invited on a journey through multi-layered and sensory interpretations of our world.

View List of Works here

Presenting Tommy Becker, Arianne Churchman, Caryn Cline, Chloe Cooper, Anita Delaney, Karel Doing, Richard Forbes-Hamilton, William Glass, Zewiditu Jewel and Lucy Cordes Engelman, Jess Johnson, Luke McCreadie, Stuart Moore, Yuri Muraoka, Reed O'Beirne, Caryn Cline and Linda Fenstermaker, Lou Lou Sainsbury, Chiemi Shimada, Holly Slingsby, Vicky Smith, Lara Smithson, Amy Steel, Emily Whitebread, Ruby Wroe, Daniela Zahlner.

Visions  is  Bow Arts’ renowned biennial exhibition of moving image, digital and performance art, and this year presents work from 15 countries selected from a worldwide open call. Lead artists Hetain Patel,  Nye Thompson  and  Benedict Drew will all show new films, the themes of which guide the curation of the show’s three programmes.     

An online event programme will run throughout the exhibition and all exhibition works will also be available online. Visions 2020 was selected by Tessa Garland, Sophie Hill and Kamila Kuc, together with the lead artists. 

Please note, you are welcome to bring your own headphones to the exhibition. Shared gallery headphones are available at each screen and cleaned by a member of staff after use. 

Please note the gallery will be closed for Christmas until 4 January 2021. We hope to reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021 with Visions Programme 3 but this will depend on local COVID-19 restritcions. Please check back here for the latest details.

More on Programme 1 | Hetain Patel 

25 Sep – 18 Oct 

More on Programme 2 Nye Thompson 

20 Oct – 13 Dec