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11 - 26 August 2023

Main Space, Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD

Liminal Gallery is delighted to present ‘Sanctum Futurum: Relics and Forbidden Desires' a solo exhibition by Henrietta Armstrong. This new body of work is an evocative exploration of religious iconography and the boundaries of sacred art.


A journey into a shrine-like space where old gods are left behind and new ones emerge. 'Sanctum Futurum' questions the historical authenticity and often gruesome nature of sacred objects, including reliquaries which traditionally house fragments of human remains and curios believed to be from saints or even Jesus himself. Often acquired through questionable means, history proves it is a lucrative trade. Armstrong takes these ideas and using plaster, wax and a touch of satire, rebuilds her own pseudo relics for a contemporary world.


'Sanctum Futurum' is a poignant reflection on the complexities of human desire. The works in the exhibition interweave themes of witchcraft, charms and apotropaic practices whilst exuding a queer sensuality. While the gallery itself will transform into a sanctuary-like space, 'Sanctum Futurum' forges a realm of new gods and ideologies.


This exhibition forms a part of Margate Pride Art Map and all are welcome to join us to celebrate the opening of ‘Sanctum Futurum: Relics and Forbidden Desires’ on Friday 11th August 5-8pm.

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