Communal Lunch with Rhine Bernardino | Postponed

Image courtesy & copyright Rhine Bernardino.

In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19 we regret that we have taken the decision to postpone this event. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, please see our website & social media for updates, these will also be shared via our mailing list.

Over a shared lunch artist, curator and a researcher Rhine Bernardino will discuss her practice and the development of On Board, which will take place on the Brayford on Friday 17 April as part of the Celsius programme. Rhine sees herself as a social worker, constantly moving, exploring and learning about various cultures, customs and ways of living. She’s exhibited internationally, lived in several types of communities, wherein she learned not just to put value in togetherness but also to place utmost importance in passion strengthened with compassion and generosity.

The collaborative approach to Rhine’s craft is based on her belief that art is a catalyst for social change, as it is an essential element in community engagement and communal interaction, believing that this potential can only be maximised if they become more accessible to people.

Rhine Bernardino has an MA Fine Art degree (Sculpture) from the Royal College of Art, for which she was awarded the highly-regarded Abraaj-RCA Innovation Scholarship. Rhine has been invited to take part in several international art residencies and programmes most recently as part of the Australia Arts Council’s Future Leaders Programme, TECLand Arts Festival & TASA Annual with Southeast Asian Artist Meeting in. Taiwan, Critical Playground: Rethinking Artists/Curators Initiatives in Southeast Asia during Biennale Jogja XV in Indonesia. Rhine is one of the curators and programme directors of ArtEx, a multi-disciplinary platform for art practitioners across regional Philippines,  developed in partnership with several indigenous communities, funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and is currently tied to arts institutions in Australia, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.

This event is delivered by independent curator and researcher Linda Rocco as part of a wider programme marking 200 years since Antarctica was first sighted. Celsius forms part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live season and Antarctica In Sight – a UK wide cultural programme of activity supported by the UK Antarctica Heritage Trust. This series of talks, workshops and performance will explore the groundbreaking intersections of arts and STEM subjects with a focus on climate change and the uniquely precarious position of Antarctica in today’s sociopolitical climate. The week long programme will feature contributions from artists Rhine BernadinoLula MebrahtuAidan Moesby and Josefina Nelimarkka.


This project is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – August 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.

Stay in touch