FOREIGN BODIES, an exhibition at Hot Numbers, Gwydir Street, Cambridge

Wedding Breakfast 470 x 300mm Vitrine with inkjet print, tissue paper and pins.


This exhibition looks at the impact of the artists’ forbears on the landscape of South India and examines the relationship we have to objects that speak to us of home, especially when we are foreigners in another land.

Victoria Smith and Bay Lees’ family were planters in India where, for three generations and seventy years, they lived and worked. The Browne family left India in 1947, suffering irreversibly from the disasters of two World Wars and the collapse of tea prices during the 1930’s. The estates then passed into Indian hands and continue to be expertly managed by Badra Estates.

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