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Invasion of the Jellyfish

25 May @ 12:00 pm - 16 June @ 6:00 pm BST

Artist Angela McMahon creates a physical immersive installation composed of suspended and floor standing sculptures of fantastical sea creatures at Lewisham Arthouse, London SE14 6PD

By imagining the undersea world where pollution and climate change have created the ideal conditions for jellyfish to thrive, Angela McMahon’s use of collected and reclaimed materials draws on scientific research to highlight some of the key environmental issues that are changing our oceans. In this imagined world other species die out and mutant sea creatures evolved from plastic waste lurk lower down in the water column and on the seafloor. The environmental issues highlighted by this bold work include:

  • The effects of pollution from sewage, agricultural runoff, and industrial effluent
  • The poisoning caused by plastic waste
  • Ocean warming caused by climate change

Movement and illumination bring the sculptures to life. Like a living ecosystem the installation will grow and evolve throughout the exhibition with new creatures emerging each day as the artist continues to work and engage with visitors whilst the show is open.

25th May – 16th June 2024 (Wednesday to Sunday 12am-6pm)

Private View: Thursday 30th May 2024 (6pm-9pm)

World Ocean Day: Saturday 8th June

Finissage: Friday 14th June (6pm-9pm)


25 May @ 12:00 pm BST
16 June @ 6:00 pm BST
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Angela McMahon


Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London, SE14 6PD United Kingdom
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