Purslane is one of London’s go-to spaces for emerging contemporary art. They’ll be hosting an online exhibition, Ambrosia, in support of Mermaids. The digital group exhibition bringing together 12 exciting rising contemporary artists.
You can view the exhibition online from 22nd July – 2nd September. The artworks on display explore themes of queer intimacy, loneliness, isolation and contemplation. 25% of all sales will be donated to the charity Mermaids. You’ve no doubt heard of Mermaids. They support gender-diverse kids, young people and their families by reducing isolation and loneliness, and improving awareness and understanding.
Charlie Siddick, Founder of Purslane said: “I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of ‘Ambrosia’ a sweet, delectable and intoxicating tonic that the Greek gods and goddesses consumed for longevity and immortality purposes. It seems to me that art possesses similar qualities; often outliving the artist that created it but also, as a viewer the visual consumption of artwork can have a fortifying and edifying effect. The group of artists contributing are some of the most exciting emerging artists around, this July marks Purslane’s one year anniversary, so we’re very happy to be showing new works by our loyal audiences, most beloved artists. We at Purslane are passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ communities throughout the year, so we’re very happy to be fundraising for ‘Mermaids’ a charity that supports transgender, nonbinary and gender diverse young children, young people and their families.”
The artists on display include Cecilia Reeve, Bobbye Fermie, Eleanor Watson, Jade Ching-yuk Ng, Lidia Martin, Aline Alagem, Lydia Merrett, Joana Galego, Salome Wu, Beatrice Hasell-McCosh, Casper White and Katy Papineau.
Purslane sets out to disrupt the way in which the art market functions. Founder & Curator Charlie Siddick was shocked to discover that the most an artist receives when selling work through a gallery is 50%, often as little as 20%. This makes it almost impossible for emerging artists to make their work financially viable. Purslane gives artists more control of over their work and a greater share of the profit.
Purslane is as an online platform that is centred around promoting young artistic talent whilst raising funds for different philanthropic causes. The aim is to provide an accessible, simple and beautiful space for new and existing collectors to get inspired and excited by art.
Purslane aims to raise £50,000 for charitable causes in 2022. Be sure to support their latest project. You’ll find a wonderfully diverse array of art in this exhibition.