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Nothing Endures but Change

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Ephemeral, site-specific sculptures by over 30 artists in the churchyard.

Responding to the festival theme of 'Transforming Minds', the exhibition title, Nothing Endures but Change, comes from Heraclitus, better known for saying, 'you cannot step into the same river twice'. Impermanence is a basic tenet of Buddhism. Buddhism and Hinduism share the doctrine that nothing lasts, everything is in a constant state of change.

Most of the sculptures in the show are ephemeral in the way they are made and they are also about change, transformation and the ephemeral - impermanent, transitory, short-lived, temporary. The artists' wide-ranging approaches are intriguing and highly original. At one end of the timescale, the gradual adaptations of evolution, a suspended work draws on Darwin's visit to the Galapagos. At the other, a sculpture encrusted with old clocks and watches refers to the seconds mercilessly ticking by.

  • Daily 9am-8pm
  • FREE


St John's Waterloo
73 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY
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This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
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