Kathy Prendergast, Strata
Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough, UK
14 September 2019 - 5 January 2020
Hand-coloured maps by Internationally renowned contemporary artist, Kathy Prendergast, and teaching maps by female geography students from Bedford College (now Royal Holloway, University of London), are brought together in this exhibition.
The maps encourage the viewer to look beyond the surface and think about what maps can tell us about the wider world and the society that has produced them. Kathy Prendergast has shown at the Tate London, Robert Miller New York and MoMA Dublin.
2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of geologist, William ‘Strata’ Smith (1769 – 1839). The first geological map of England, Wales and Scotland that he produced in 1815, accompanies the exhibition.