Petersham Nurseries x Lily Lewis

17 Jun 2021, Covent Garden
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Petersham Nurseries x Lily Lewis invite you to dinner in support of Refuge

Auction by Lord Dalmeny Chairman of Sotheby's

From June, Lily Lewis addresses vulnerability and the projected self in her new collection "Safe Places", raising funds for domestic abuse victims in partnership with Refuge; a UK charity very close to our heart, providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

A stone's throw away from Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, 'Carriage Hall' is situated in Floral Street. During the day, space is flooded with natural light, while in the evenings the artworks will be illuminated.

'Safe Places' features actors and actresses from the silver screen of the 1930s and '40s which Lily sees as the genesis of the "western beauty ideal" that both women and men are still held to today. All of the faces depicted in the show are actors and actresses who appear as ‘perfect,’ while the realities of their actual lives were far from it, not unlike our social media and ‘selfie culture’ of today. While movie stars of that era often led tragic lives of heartbreak and depression, what we remember more is the characters they played, and the story created around them. The naive and childlike application of colour separated from the detailed and intricate workmanship of the vignette faces creates the space between physical presence and projection, fact and fiction.

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. They aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. They provide a range of lifesaving and life-changing services and a voice for the voiceless.
17 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 23:00
The Petersham Covent Garden
2 Floral Court
Covent Garden
Tickets £220