Spike Island

Exhibition: Harriet Bowman All Round-er (sad sale)


21 July to 16 September 2018


Free entry

Event type


Preview: Friday 20 July, 6–9pm

As Fled drove down Osclar lane, about 45 minutes from work, he spotted a hatted head ahead of him bobbing up and down. He slowed down, knowing that there’s a horse ahead. Fled’s very respectful of riders. A horse is an animal that demands respect, it's large, glossy and has a kick that could really damage Fled’s Audi…

Harriet Bowman presents an ongoing series of works based on a progressive narrative about a fictional character called Fled who explores Bowman’s own curiosities for cars, horsepower and the language of advertising.

Bowman’s story writing generates symbolic objects that act as physical footnotes to the text and embody a language of design which leads the work to take form of a showroom, revealing these objects in a theatrical diorama.

Harriet Bowman

Harriet Bowman graduated with BA (Hons) in Fine Art from UWE in 2013. Recent exhibitions include: SPAR DASH; WEAR DARK GLASSES, The Island, Bristol; Plymouth Contemporary Open, Plymouth College of Art; and A Wave Looks the Same from Above and Below, Lacuna Crux hosted by Home Platform. She was awarded the Young Artist Award at Plymouth Contemporary Open (2015).