For long periods of 2020 and 2021, social restrictions limited our interactions with other humans. Urged to stay at or close to home, our engagements with the things and the other matter that occupy these spaces intensified. It has been widely documented that this period enabled a time to build new relationships with nature, plant species and the other living matter that surround us, allowing us closer observation and interaction with the often overlooked  familiar things we live with and alongside.

This is the second iteration of With Other Matter , curated by Naomi Draper and the artists included in this exhibition were selected through an open call that invited them to share artworks and processes inspired, influenced and involving ‘other matter’, plants and nature things. Through these two group exhibitions in 2022 thirty one artists will share their observations and interactions with other matter throughout 2020 and 2021.

With Other Matter, part two includes works by:

Mark Beatty, Lydia Hickey, Jasmin Marker, Steven Maybury, Kate Mercer, Marielle MacLeman, Ina Olohan, Kate Oram, Blaine O’Donnell, Conor O’Grady, Annabel Potterton,  David Pierce, Laura Skehan, Lorenzo Tonti, Amna Walayat, Conor Wickham and Matthew Wilson.

*Image by Matthew Wilson –  Prologue. Epilogue 3

*Video by Padraig Cunningham Pure Designs Studio




Click Here to read – Table Intelligentsia by Jennie Taylor. A text in response to With Other Matter, part two