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Pip & Pop – When flowers dream
July 1, 2022 - March 5, 2023
Inspired by mythologies and folklore, Pip & Pop’s work explores themes of consumption, wish- fulfillment, and seemingly endless abundance, using eye-popping candy colours and a playful sense of perspective to immerse audiences in her uniquely wonderful world.
This is the debut London exhibition for Australian artists Tanya Schultz, who works as Pip & Pop to create immersive installations from an array of materials, including sugar, modelling clay and sweets, as well as objects sourced on her travels all over the world.
The exhibition will also include a brand-new installations exploring the idea of a food utopia for the future, this hand-assembled, technicolour installation will be filled with references to underutilised edible plants. Taking the shape of a highly detailed and colourful landscape, the piece also draws inspiration from imaginary worlds from legends including Luilekkelerland and the Land of Cockaigne- mythological realms where everything the eye can see is created from food.
Research by Kew Scientists and partners all over the world has highlighted plant-based foods of the future including Pandanus, Akkoub and Morama bean, which provide the inspiration behind the installations at the heart of this exhibition- vivid and optimistic vision of foods for the future.