The Blue Hour

14 July - 2 September 2023

Aglaé Bassens

Hazel Brill

Cathleen Clarke

Olivia Jia

Laura Lancaster

Rachel Lancaster

Julia Maiuri

Prae Pupityastaporn

Sarah Schlesinger

Jill Tate


Workplace | 50 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RP


Opening reception: Thursday 13 July, 6:30 - 9pm

Exhibition opening hours: Tue - Sat, 10 - 6pm


Workplace is pleased to present The Blue Hour, an exhibition of work by ten female artists: Aglaé Bassens, Hazel Brill, Cathleen Clarke, Olivia Jia, Laura Lancaster, Rachel Lancaster, Julia Maiuri, Prae Pupityastaporn, Sarah Schlesinger and Jill Tate. 


The blue hour (l’heure bleue) is a period of twilight when the sun is at a specific position beneath the horizon and the sunlight’s blue wavelengths dominate the sky. It holds a unique ambiance and energy, often evoking a range of emotions and psychological states – solitude, introspection, vulnerability, tension, mystery or fear. It brings a heightened sensitivity to the nuances of one’s thoughts and emotions, and a blurring of the boundaries between the realms of the conscious and the subconscious.


Within the exhibition, the artists explore the contemplative space that the blue hour offers and present a unique female perspective of solitude and intimacy either from an enclosed domestic interior or from isolated immersion in the outside world.