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Airborne & Drawing Air

the Albany, deptford

27 June - 10 July

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Time

9:00am

Price

FREE

Venue Details

the Albany, Deptford
Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

The Albany will host artworks from two artists exploring the damaging effects of air pollution in London.

Created by artist Sarah Stirk, working in collaboration with The Ella Roberta Foundation,  Airborne is a visceral audio-visual art work that combines microscopic images of pollution in children’s spit, infrared photographs of children revealing veins and data maps showing illegal levels of pollution in London. A soundscape, interviews with parents and children affected by asthma and sculptures are exhibited to make the invisible threat of air pollution visible. With thanks to Bertha Foundation and Arts Council England.

Drawing Air focuses on the life of Ella Roberta Adoo-Kissi-Debrah. Ella was a bright, sporty and musical child, living in South East London. She sadly developed life threatening asthma at age 6, and died at the age of 9. Following a landmark legal case, she has since become the first person in the world to have air pollution recognised as a cause of death. Artist Gina Allen worked with Ella’s family to produce a series of images of Ella, using dirt collected from the wheels and exhausts of cars.

Nearly 10,000 people in London (around 36,000 UK wide) die early ever year from long-term exposure to air pollution. Two million Londoners, including more than 400,000 children, live in areas which exceed legal limits for air pollution. Children are the most vulnerable to this pollution as permanent, lifelong damage can be caused to their developing bodies.

While acknowledging the sources and types of air pollution are many and various, both urban and rural, the material used highlights road traffic as one source of air pollution, inviting us to consider the human behaviours that influence the quality of the air that we breathe.

Opening hours:

Saturday, 25 June 2022
14:00 – 18:00

Sunday, 26 June 2022
14:00 – 18:00

Monday, 27 June 2022
10:00 – 18:00

Tuesday, 28 June 2022
10:00 – 18:00

Wednesday, 29 June 2022
10:00 – 22:00

Thursday, 30 June 2022
10:00 – 22:00

Friday, 1 July 2022
10:00 – 22:00

Saturday, 2 July 2022
14:00 – 18:00

Sunday, 3 July 2022
14:00 – 18:00

Monday, 4 July 2022
10:00 – 18:00

Tuesday, 5 July 2022
10:00 – 18:00

Wednesday, 6 July 2022
10:00 – 22:00

Thursday, 7 July 2022
10:00 – 22:00

Friday, 8 July 2022
10:00 – 22:00

Saturday, 9 July 2022
14:00 – 18:00

Sunday, 10 July 2022
14:00 – 18:00

Phone: 020 8692 4446

The Red Room, The Albany

Time

9:00am

Price

FREE

Venue Details

the Albany, Deptford
Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

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