12/01/2023 - 26/02/2023

Contemporary - Installation

Invites: Molly Erin McCarthy

Thu-Sun: 12-6pm

Zabludowicz Collection is pleased to present an Invites exhibition by Plymouth-based artist Molly Erin McCarthy. McCarthy’s world-building practice responds to the landscape, folklore and history of Cornwall, materialising across an interactive game space and miniature dioramas.

Transporting her viewers into a hybrid environment – one that combines a military apocalypse bunker and a spiritual shrine – McCarthy simulates an end-of-the-world outpost. The setting of a seaside shelter – a sublime, eerie setting consisting of sandbags, breeze blocks and military khaki parachute material – allows for a layered, almost spiritual narrative to gradually unfold in front of the viewer.

The installation extends from a newly developed interactive video game, in which the artist references reimagined landmarks and places in Cornwall and Plymouth. Drawing influence from open-world RPGs [role-playing games] such as Death Stranding and The Elder Scrolls, McCarthy conceptualises a quest involving endless exploration in a 3D rendered environment.


Chalk Farm 176 Prince of Wales Rd, NW5 3PT