Drawing from themes in JG Ballard's novel 'The Drowned World' , Oliver McConnie, Mary Roberts-Holmes, Jack Friswell and Sam Fleming work in their chosen mediums - print making, painting, film and photography.
"The expanding sun and rising temperatures are driving you back down to the spinal levels into the drowned seas of the lowest layers of your unconscious, into the entirely new zone of the neuronic psyche. This is the lumbar transfer, total psychic recall. We really remember these swamps and lagoons.”
The Drowned World, JG Ballard, 1962
Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, 2016