Hales is excited to announce the inclusion of Hew Locke in Tiny Traces: Black and Asian Children at London's Foundling Hospital, through 19 February 2023.
Tiny Traces presents a rich history of London life from 1739-1820, a key period in Britain's colonial past. Follow the stories of more than a dozen children from the African and Asian diasporas through personal items, physical artefacts, works of art and archival documents. Visitors can also explore the circumstances surrounding their admission to the Hospital, including the parents' lives, the Hospital's ties to Empire and the wider picture of colonial Britain.
Running as a parallel thread throughout the exhibition, works of art from leading contemporary artists, including Zarina Bhimji and Hew Locke, form a dialogue with the historic narratives. These works enable visitors to explore the many emotions arising from the archive, and ask questions about the past, present and future.
Tiny Traces: Black and Asian Children at London’s Foundling Hospital
40 Brunswick Square
30 September 2022 – 19 February 2023.
September 28, 2022