X Close Icon

There’s No Other Way

by Katy Christianson

10 January – 19 April 2022

At a time when the world is starting to re-engage with travel, Katy Christianson’s timely exhibition, There’s No Other Way, explores the experience of slow travel and how ‘no-fly’ can be part of a more sustainable way to explore the world.

Based on the illustrator and printmaker’s experiences of travelling only by boat, road or rail to places including Shanghai and Vancouver, this visually striking selection of work asks how human journeys interact with landscapes and nature’s natural cycles of seasonal migration.

Katy’s hand-drawn illustrations use a selection of approaches, including intricate monochrome and layers of bold colours, and draws beautifully on her library of unique handmade textures. Inspired by vintage travel posters and wildlife illustrations, visitors are asked to consider adopting more sustainable life choices in the light of climate change.

Katy lives in South East London and works out of her studio in Peckham, SE15. Her clients include Quadrille Publishing, Harper Collins, Lake District Estates, Carlton Publishing and Cath Tate Cards.

In addition to the affordable wall art, stationary, cards and other item will be available to purchase.

View Katy’s website View Katy’s Instagram account

Interact with the exhibition

Beneath some of the artworks there are chalk boards for visitors – young and older – to make their own responses, or leave their own creative imprints for others to enjoy. There is also a specially created Gallery Trail for children to complete.

School and community groups can visit free of charge by pre-booking and can use the exhibition to support Arts Award Discover and Explore. Contact Beccy on 020 7709 8908 or youth@halfmoon.org.uk for more information.

Opening times

There’s No Other Way runs from 10 January – 19 April 2022 at Gallery @ Half Moon during the theatre opening hours: Monday – Friday 10am-6pm and on Saturdays from 10an-4pm if there is a show on in the theatre.

Keeping You Safe at Half Moon

  • We can’t wait to welcome you for live performances, events and activities.
  • Your safety is our number one priority. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your visit as safe and stress-free as possible. We’ll have extensive measures in place to ensure that all of our public spaces adhere to UK-wide COVID-19 industry standards, based on Government and public health guidance.
  • We’re proud that we have been granted the use of Visit Britain’s safety consumer mark to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences.
  • As part of our recent refurbishment, our theatre has a fresh air ventilation system that changes the air four times an hour.
  • We allow maximum flexibility for you to exchange your ticket(s) up to 24 hours before the performance, if you have to isolate.
  • We encourage the wearing of a face covering when in the building, including when watching a performance or visiting the gallery. We also encourage social distancing in our foyer.

Gallery @ Half Moon

Our exciting space for local artists to display their work in the foyer of our children’s theatre

Find out more

More from Half Moon