18/01/2023 - 04/03/2023

Contemporary - Moving Image

Ufuoma Essi, Dan Guthrie & Arjuna Neuman - Right of Way

Wed-Sat: 12-5pm

LUX is pleased to announce an exhibition of newly commissioned moving image works by Ufuoma Essi, Dan Guthrie and Arjuna Neuman exploring representations of the English rural landscape.

"During the COVID-19 pandemic - as people realised anew the importance of nature and open spaces for our health and mental wellbeing - inequalities of access to rural land were being exposed, revealing the disconnect felt by millions of people towards the English countryside.

A 2019 government review found that many Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people view the countryside as an ‘irrelevant white, middle-class club’, concluding that this divide is only going to widen as society changes and ‘the countryside will end up being irrelevant to the country that actually exists’.

These new commissions interrupt and challenge the enduring perception of the rural idyll as an untouched and unchanging space where time stands still and asks how can our natural spaces be home to difference, protest, and activism."


Highgate Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 5JF