16/09/2022 - 05/11/2022

New Work - Photography

Simon Roberts - Beneath the Pilgrim Moon

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm

Flowers Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of recent work by British photographer Simon Roberts. Beneath the Pilgrim Moon (2021) is a collection of photographs taken at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum while it was closed to the public in the second COVID-19 lockdown.

Photographing the marble sculptures housed in the Dorothy and Michael Hintze Galleries, which at the time were covered for their protection during the site’s renovation, Roberts conceived of the veiled statues as metaphors for our wider experience of the pandemic.

He says: "The images speak of the extraordinary events of the past years, of us as a nation shrouded by PPE and covered up behind our masks, suspended in time, restricted of movement and freedoms. We were forced to separate from one another, or if we were to meet, to hug through thick plastic sheeting, or wave through windows.”


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