The Redstarts have also been asked by the Horniman to contribute to a book celebrating the botanical cyanotype images of Anna Atkins. The Horniman are very proud owners of many treasured volumes of the original photographs (cyanotypes) made in the 1800s.
Cash Aspeek, the artist who leads the group, tells us more about the exhibition:
'It was very important for us to be able to showcase our Horniman works at a place that would allow a really wide audience and also become part of the Forest Hill art scene. The window at Sainsbury’s in Forest Hill seemed appropriate – it overlooks the main road in Forest Hill and countless people walk past each day.
We spent a lot of time improving the space, to ensure that the work was displayed professionally. The ‘Redstart Arts’ sign is handwritten on the back wall by one of volunteers, Jez.
While we were installing the display, there was a constant stream of people in the shop and on the street, who were actively interested in the work. It was really exciting and satisfying to know that the exhibition was engaging the local people and that the Redstarts’ work would be seen by so many. Sainsbury’s have kindly agreed that we can use the display for 6 weeks and importantly the display will be up during Lear...