20/04/2023 - 27/05/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Stephen Inggs - Botanical Legacies

Tue-Sat: 10-5pm

HackelBury is pleased to present Botanical Legacies, a solo exhibition by South African artist Stephen Inggs. Inggs’ work focuses on material objects which become symbols of transience and history.

His images of flowers are beautiful but belie more sombre themes around colonialism and migration. Inggs is interested in the ‘archaeology of identity’ and how ‘the emblems of cultural history and the circulation of objects’ are given new meanings.

Inggs uses ubiquitous flowers and plants to explore these complex issues around colonialism, migration, land ownership and ecology. For him, the ‘garden becomes the site of cultural critique’.


South Kensington 4 Launceston Pl, W8 5RL