Alice McCabe

Floral Heraldry

4 Seasons Summer – offsite commission
17 June to 22 September 2017

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Alice McCabe is a painter and performance artist interested in capturing moments of absurdity in everyday life. In 2016 she set up her own floristry practice operating at the borders of art and flowers by creating bespoke installations and offering floral assistance to contemporary artists. 

Alice McCabe's summer cabinet is a floral account of the everyday, documenting changes in seasonal cut flowers alongside wider news stories and accumulations of desk detritus. News images are conditioned and cropped as if they were flowers, whilst a more uniform stencil (similar to the google 'you are here' pin) shapes the artist’s own personal paraphernalia. The resulting synthetic petals will then be transformed into wearable objects such as chain mail, votive necklaces and visors to be used and deposited on a walk from London, crossing the fabled Isle of Thanet emerging in Dover, to survey the changing European landscape from the perspective of an independent florist.

The commission is accompanied by a series of free events running from July to September.

4 Seasons is a new outdoor commissioning programme which explores wildlife, biodiversity and artists’ interest in nature. The programme will be a seasonally changing display in the cabinet on the side wall of the Post Office next to PEER, and a series of events. 

This programme is generously supported by Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust