Stand Up! Exhibition at Artcore Gallery
The Stand Up Exhibition has been so well received that the exhibition is being extended until 16th of April.
The Stand Up! Exhibition explores what is the role of female artists as citizens and what is their impact in our current society. The current economic and financial crisis is important in constructing gender citizenship. In neo-liberal times active citizens are conceptualized as independent, rational, and able individuals. This exhibition seeks to challenge the neo-liberal myth of citizenship, re-imagines citizenship, identity and women’s labour with a view to informing new visions for the future. The show aims to exhibit the impact art has on gender equality while showcasing how far women have come in the art world, and how it has been life-saving and changing.
The exhibition showcases innovative and critically informed work.
Middle Bound Exhibition at Quad Gallery
Middle Bound: ‘Exploring the Social Fabric at the Heart of England' is a new site-specific installation by the artist Patrick Waterhouse and the graphic designer Tim Wan with the support of curator Mauro Bedoni, involving local artists and stories from the public into a narrative display.
From 5th-9th February, QUAD Gallery became a workshop and open studio, made accessible to the public, where artistic and creative work could be viewed as it happened with the goal of developing, conceptualising and building an exhibition. Artists, designers, photographers and members of the community have been selected through an open call and they explored questions like: What are the communities that make The Midlands what it is today, and how they relate to each other? What are the stories we tell? How does ethnicity and heritage affect attitudes?
The result shows interlinking narratives that display the passage of time by the overlaying of images and weaves together the people, places and things that bind the Midlands together. The exhibition takes on all aspects of life: cultural diversity of life today, the industry and leisure of the Midlands, rural and urban life, dwells into family, personal history of people and their archives.
It tackles themes of community, heritage, family, diversity, local history and industry.
The Participants – including artists, designers, photographers and members of the community - are: Farhad Berahman, Daniela Bayfield, Rica Cerbarano, Attilio Fiumarella, Shirley Hitchcock, Lynne Hollingsworth, Jessica Hollinshead, Tim Kay, Sally Kesterton, Fanni Kopácsi, Patricia Nimmo, Tristan Poyser, Richard Richards, David Severn, Tim Shore and Thomas Tierney.
'Middle Bound’ is on display in QUAD Gallery until Sunday 11th March 2018. The Gallery is free to visit and open Monday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm, Sundays 12 noon to 5:00pm. For more information, please see: www.middle-bound.co.uk