Andrew Omoding: ‘Animals to Remember Uganda’ at Camden Art Centre

Andrew Omoding’s first London solo exhibition opens at Camden Art Centre

 

26 April – 23 June 2024
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm. Thursday, 11am – 9pm
Camden Art Centre, Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG
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ActionSpace artist Andrew Omoding‘s first major solo show in London opens at Camden Art Centre following his residency in 2019. Titled Animals to Remember Uganda, this ambitious new commission has been developed site-responsively for Gallery 3 and the Reading Room. Andrew has repurposed abandoned materials and objects, interweaving them with new metalwork produced in a London foundry, music, and video in an installation that embraces the characteristic exuberance and generosity of his practice.

Andrew’s work is largely autobiographical, infused with memories of his childhood years in Uganda. Led by an inquisitive nature and discerning eye, he salvages materials and then choreographs them in complex structures that sit between figuration and abstraction. Spools that store fibres and threads, and much larger scale equivalents that have an industrial purpose, are a recurring motif in the installation. He masterfully binds, wraps, stitches, sutures, and layers materials with an intuitive, systematic and dynamic approach to colour texture and form, and an innate sense of volume, weight, balance and spatial values.

Andrew has collaborated with award winning sound artist Axel Kacouite to produce new audio work for the exhibition and the film The Bird Man of Primrose Hill, which has been made with the award winning Luca.

This Camden Art Centre exhibition is produced in partnership with ActionSpace andis generously supported by Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust and The Foundation Foundation.

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Press

The Evening Standard has voted Animals to Remember Uganda as one of the best free exhibitions to see in London. Read more

The Crafts Council selects Animals to Remember Uganda as one of the top exhibitions to see. Read more

 

Camera to look, to make music

2 May, 7 – 9pm
Camden Art Centre, Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG

Andrew Omoding led a public workshop inviting participants to create DIY cameras and instruments from everyday materials. Workshop participants then used these handmade assemblages in collaboration with Andrew, to bring his captivating storytelling and songs to life, to further enrich the Animals to Remember Uganda exhibition.

 

Images: Installation view, Animals to Remember Ugandaat Camden Art Centre, 26 April/ 23 June 2024.Courtesy the Artist and ActionSpace, London. Photo: Rob Harris

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