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‘John Newling, An Ecology of Values’ took place from 26 January until 7 April 2013. This was Newling’s first major survey exhibition, presenting a selection of works from the 1970s to the present, and subsequently toured to the Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall.

The first section explored values connected to currency and spirituality, and included copper replicas of high street cash machines; large glass bowls stained with the accumulated dirt of 50,000 two pence coins, and glass cabinets lined with Eucharist wine and wafers. New works produced for the second section of the exhibition were inspired by natural and ecological systems. Before the exhibition, Newling grew and harvested over eighty Walking Stick Cabbages (Brassica Oleracea). Over the course of the show, the cabbages physically changed; they dried and hardened, and were eventually transformed by Newling into objects with use-value, as walking sticks. 

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John Newling in Conversation with Richard Davey and James Peto

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Contemporary Art & The Politics of Ecology

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Newling Walkthrough with Andrew Spira

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Andrew Spira is Course Director in Fine and Decorative Arts at Christie’s Education, and has...
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Gilardi/Newling Walkthrough with Bruce Asbestos

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The Study Sessions: Ecosophy

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Wednesday 6th February This first session will focus on the politics of ecology. Debates from the...

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