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Bjanka Kadic

Un/Naturally Foreign

"And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night."

In this series of 8 photographs, Bjanka addresses issues of foreignness, of belonging or not. She has juxtaposed alien or merely `unsuitable' objects within the natural setting of a garden, in order to raise the question - how much of what we consider natural is culturally determined? The garden itself is used as a symbol for `controlled' nature, a place where culture shapes the natural. The titles of the individual images in quotation marks are taken from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and they serve to re-emphasise the strangeness of the world a foreigner encounters, where conventions, norms and the natural order in another country are turned on their head.

Voluntary Exile

Original prints 20x24 C-types.

This work was on show for six months up to the end of October as a part of the Addison Wesley Longman Global Collection - details are at the bottom of this page for anyone who wishes to submit work


Creativity is the lifeblood of an organisation. One way in which Addison Wesley Longman sets out to encourage creativity among its employees is by providing a stimulating working environment. We have our custom-designed UK headquarters at Edinburgh Gate in Harlow. As well as providing accommodation which is visually striking, the building satisfies all the working needs of our business. However, we go one step further in encouraging creativity: we provide an arena in which artists can exhibit their creative talent, thus making contemporary art accessible to a wider community.

Twice a year, we exhibit works by professional artists, designers and craftspeople. We select works from a variety of media: paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, textiles, jewellery, ceramics and furniture. The work is intended to surprise and excite and provoke discussion and comment; it is also available for purchase.

We source our exhibition pieces in various ways - by open submission, from local galleries and by working directly with colleges and universities. Given that AWL is one of the world's leading educational publishers, our link with academic institutions is fitting and provides students with a unique opportunity to exhibit work in a corporate setting.

We are always looking for exciting works and invite employees, authors, customers and suppliers to contact Lyn Jones on 01279 623260 or Dickson Russell on 0181 747 3066 with ideas for future exhibitions.

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