Wish You were Here…? Whitechapel Group Exhibition 2023

 Opens June 15th

I am delighted to announce my participation in this summer group exhibition, Wish You Were Here…?, a multi-disciplinary show celebrating contemporary cartography and the paraphernalia of travel, exploring the way we travel now and how we discovered the world in the past, curated by Tag Fine Arts .

Paying homage to the long-running ITV travel show, Wish you Were Here…? the exhibition takes takes a playful look at holidaying and travel escapism, as we seek to re-engage with the wonders of the post-pandemic world.

Just as the ITV show invited audiences to be virtually transported to exotic locations from the comfort of their living room, ‘Wish You Were Here…?’ encourages visitors to indulge their sense of adventure and imagination. Through the eyes of 27 curatorially-selected artists, viewers can contemplate our innate human desire to travel and explore.

But as the way we travel changes, with environmental concerns redefining how, when and where we take our holidays, ‘Wish You Were Here…?’ is, in many ways, an exploration of holidaying itself – touching on themes such as memory and nostalgia,  both irrefutably interwoven with how artists approach this complex subject today. The show opens on 15th June

Money Map of the World MMXX – MMXXI. Edition 95. Justine Smith

Gallery 46, 46 Ashfield Street, Whitechapel, London E1 2AJ


EXHIBITING ARTISTS Claire BrewsterAdam BridglandJames BurkeRebecca ColesFrancesca Colussi CramerAdam DantEwan David EasonElla FreireGuy GeeRichard HeepsEmma JohnsonDede JohnstonEmily V. JonesFrank KielyLucinda MetcalfePerish The ThoughtLoraine RuttLucy SmallboneJustine SmithBenjamin Thomas TaylorYanko TihovTobias TillStephen WalterDavid WightmanBrigitte WilliamsKristjana S. WilliamsCai Yuan.