Earth Spells: Witches of the Anthropocene

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
11 February - 7 May 2023
10.00 to 17.00, closed on Mondays
Free to all

Through the work of eight contemporary artists, this exhibition explores otherworldly connections to nature.

Earth Spells: Witches of the Anthropocene responds to RAMM’s collections, specifically the Dartmoor Cauldron, once owned by the self-identified ‘Witch of Dartmoor’ Elizabeth Webb. The ‘Anthropocene’ is a proposed definition of geological time that describes the period from 1945 to now, where human activity has had significant impact on the planet’s ecosystems.

The artworks express an intuitive response to the climate and ecological crises. They suggest new spiritual relationships with the land, especially in Devon and Cornwall. Dartmoor is widely known as a place for self-healing and shamanistic practices with its Neolithic stone circles and burial mounds.

Earth Spells invites the viewer to consider if the artists and the artworks could be perceived as suspicious and challenging, radiating witchyness.

Artists include Caroline Achaintre, Emma Hart, Kris Lemsalu, Mercedes Mühleisen, Grace Ndiritu, Florence Peake, Kiki Smith and Lucy Stein.

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