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No Place, ROSL Arts and Bearspace

Thursday 14 September 2017 – January 2018

NO PLACE, an exhibition of emerging artists work examining the theme of finding home at Over-Seas House.


Home and travel are two essential elements in our lifestyle – balancing our need to create a strong home identity with the desire to explore and experience adventure and escapism through travel. One element often influences the other. NO PLACE explored the idea of creating a ‘home away from home’, influenced by the Royal Over-Seas League – the members’ club in which it is located. Members’ clubs, especially ROSL, pride themselves on providing the familiar comforts of home within the clubhouse environment.

But is home a notion or a location? A selection of emerging artists were invited to explore this theme through a range of mediums and viewpoints; investigating displacement, and a sense of place. The artists who were invited to exhibit by BEARSPACE and ROSL ARTS were Lucinda Metcalfe, Dominic Bradnum, Chris Hawtin, Natasha Kissell, Nadja Gabriela Plein and Jane Ward. The varied, contemporary art practices offered fresh perspectives in the historic space of Over-Seas House, where the works in NO PLACE were a welcomed feature of this ‘home from home’ in Central London.