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Skirting Spectres Art Exhibition and Event

Artist Daniella Batsheva [previous coverage] and Susan Slaughter are teaming up for a unique exhibition at the Grade I listed historical site, The Crypt Gallery, in Central London from April 25 to April 30, and featuring live drawing demonstrations, meet and greets, Q&As and a lecture on the supernatural. Susan Slaughter (Ghost Hunters Int., Paranormal Caught on Camera) and Daniella Batsheva (Kerrang!, Paris Jackson) are hosting a pop-up exhibition called “Skirting Spectres.”

You will be captivated and transported into the supernatural world just behind the veil through Batsheva’s mysterious subject matter. Her illustrations with their intricate details and haunting juxtapositions are a dark visual treat that evokes strange enchantments both haunting and mesmerizing.

Guiding this magical experience is renowned paranormal investigator, Susan Slaughter. With over 15 years of experience, Slaughter has investigated paranormal activities in over 30 countries. Her lectures, Q&A sessions, and live drawing demonstrations at the “Skirting Spectres” exhibition will leave you enchanted, as she shares her experiences of investigating the paranormal and teaches us about the power of connection with the otherworldly.

Daniella Batsheva will be displaying a series of never before seen illustrations with accompanying stories covering supernatural occurrences in and around London. Susan Slaughter will be giving lectures on her experiences as a world renown paranormal investigator. The exhibition will showcase gorgeous, original artwork and interesting discussions that are appropriate for most age groups, discussing history, legends, and theories behind spirits and cryptids.

Batsheva reveals, “London has a rich, often gruesome, history and with that you’re going to hear a lot of murmurings about spirits. I’ve heard people speak casually about their personal accounts with faeries and ghosts, mostly about them being a nuisance, disturbing their daily routines, and I wanted to capture that in this collection of pieces.Rather than presenting these experiences in a way that would be terrifying, I wanted to provoke interest, and lend a human side to these otherworldly beings.”
Inspiration for most of Batsheva’s pieces are taken directly from real-life experiences of friends and colleagues, which is what inspired the title, “Skirting Spectres.” Her work is known for its playfully macabre subject matter, intricate details, and historical references, creating a visually alluring blend that appeals to mainstream and underground crowds.

Susan shares, “The paranormal realms are still largely misunderstood and feared. I’ve spent my whole career in the paranormal field trying to educate people on the power we have to connect with, communicate with, and transform these paranormal energies into our allies and teachers. Behind every ghost story is a lesson in the human experience and a lesson on how to live.”

Slaughter’s interest in the paranormal was sparked by her earliest memories and encounters with shadow people, orbs, and spirits from her early childhood. She knew that she had to find answers behind why she was experiencing  the supernatural and set out of a quest to find spirit guides and teachers. She started to investigate the paranormal professionally at 18 years old, and since then has investigated with teams all over the world in over 30 countries. From Mayan and Incan Temples, Carribean Fortresses, Medieval Castles, and World War sites and bunkers, Slaughter has navigated the supernatural occurrences with a culturally inclusive lens gaining great perspective on the different ways humans around the world perceive life and death and the human soul.

The exhibition will be open to the public from April 25-30, with lectures, Q&A and signings by Susan Slaughter, live drawing demonstrations with Daniella Batsheva, and time slots available for private viewings. Lectures will be held on Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th. Tickets for the lecture are for sale on Billetto for £22. Tickets will also be available at the door for £25.

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Visual artist Daniella Batsheva is a self-proclaimed “Illustrator with a design habit” who has worked with a variety of brands and artists such as Kerrang!, Paris Jackson, Pizza Girl, and Dead Sky Publishing.

Susan Slaughter has worked with the paranormal for over 15 years and is best known for her work on Paranormal Caught on Camera, Ghost Hunters Int., and Ghost Hunters Academy. 

Event Page and Tickets: daniellabatsheva.com/skirtingspectres

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