Past and Present Tense

10 – 15 September 2019
The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras

Curated by WhiteNoise Projects


“He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past,
controls the future.”  — George Orwell

Art invites us to take a fresh look at historic moments, inspires reflections on our role in the world as well as contemplation on what is yet to come.
This exhibition brings together artists working across a breadth of disciplines and materials who apply the theme of past and present tense to ideas of time and place, change and decay, nostalgia and hope. Whether informed by personal experience, directly responding to the memories of held within the venue’s ancient walls, or following more abstract concepts, the works on show provide an interpretation of the world around us, framed by the artists’ imagination. An invitation to take a break from out of control news and political realities.


Ann Hulland | Anna Bingham | Annamarie Dzendrowskyj | Bea Last | Brooke Leigh | Buffy
Kimm | Clare Humphries | Clare Smith | Hanna ten Doornkaat | Helen Acklam | Jane
Ponsford | Jeong Min Moon | Julie Brixey-Williams | Kristian Risgaard-Jensen | Leo Duff |
Linda Simon | Lizzie Brewer | Marcia Teusink | Martina van de Gey | Rachel Pearcey |
Richard Tomlin | Rob Birch | Sandra Beccarelli | Sarah Christie | Sarah E Choi | Sarah
Laura Hauenstein | Tom Cartmill

WhiteNoise Projects is a group of emerging and mid-career artists who present carefully selected works through a programme of group and solo exhibitions. Focusing on themes relevant to contemporary artistic practice, WhiteNoise Projects responds to exhibition spaces that surpass the idea of the white cube.