Visual artists Sunara Begum and Dunstan Perera host their new exhibition at The Crypt: Retracing the Eye: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless.
Here, Sunara Begum and Dunstan Perera create a visual exploration of the work of influential photographer Margaret Cameron. Positioned in the stunning location of The Crypt; the 18th century architecture and brick vaulted ceilings will serve as the perfect atmospheric backdrop for this new exhibition.
Begum engages with culture in all her work, desiring to tell stories through her visual interpretations and in doing so, forming connections between the past and the present. These two artists collaborate together to re-awaken the meaning behind the images of this influential English photographer.
Julia Margaret Cameron was born in Calcutta over 150 years ago. This exhibition explores the photographs she took in her later life whilst living in Ceylon; as she captured people forever in a frame of silence. Begum and Perera let the silent speak once more, exploring these photographs and their subjects and setting free the unspoken narratives within.
Displaying not only photography but etches and wood-cuts, these visual pieces once again inject life into Cameron’s work, tracing the past and relating it back to the voices of the present. Blurring the boundaries of time, the artists cast new perspectives and interpretations on to Cameron’s collection.
The exhibition runs from the 29th September to 12th October at The Crypt Gallery, St Martin in the Fields.