THE EXHIBIT 12 COLLECTIVE
We are a group of local artists and creatives who have come together to create a unique online event showcasing our latest work over 7 days. Working in resin to oils, clay and ceramics, collages, prints or pen and ink, our subject matter ranges from portraits and still life to brutalist architecture.
The artists of Exhibit12 hope to provide you with a varied and exciting collection to browse through and want to use this online exhibition as a way of introducing our group of artists to our local community. Many of us additionally see this exhibition as an opportunity to test out some new ideas, as well as an opportunity to continue developing an ongoing body of work. Participating in Exhibit12 whilst being in second lockdown, after dealing with the effects of Covid measures during the course of 2020, has brought us new focus, inspiration and the motivation to pursue what makes us happy and fulfilled. We couldn’t imagine a better place to showcase this new work than in our local community, which has supported and encouraged so many of us artists - we hope that this exhibition will provide a tiny escape from all the stresses and anxiety life is bringing at the moment.
We love to make connections and hear your thoughts on our work, so do get in touch with any of us if you fancy it, and follow our hashtag #CPexhibit_12 over the next few days to see features on each of the artists. We will be sharing posts and clips about our processes and work.
The exhibition will be online from the 30th of November to the 6th of December 2020
Follow us on instagram @CPexhibit_12
Exhibit 12 is supporting the Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.
10% of all sales from the exhibition will go to FCPD
Our primary mission is to improve the conservation and interpretation of the sculptures, geological illustrations and site in Crystal Palace Park.
The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are world famous heritage assets. Dating from the 1850s, they are listed “Grade 1” on Historic England’s National Register of Heritage Monuments. This is their highest rating. Maintaining this display of over 30 large outdoor sculptures and numerous geological formations over several acres of land is an enormous task.
In 2020 they were also officially declared ‘At Risk’ by Historic England, making them the highest priority for conservation.
We collaborate with the local and historical authorities to get professional work done, engage volunteers, and do outreach on conservation in general. The Dinosaurs are inspiring for everyone to see why historic conservation is needed and how it is done.