When: 25 Apr 2012 - 4 May 2012
Venue: Gallery North project Space, Northumbria University
A shifting centre of balance
A shifting centre of balance brings together the work of six artists as part of the Artists Access to Art Colleges Programme (AA2A). This programme supports practicing visual artists and designers with the opportunity to undertake a period of research and provide time and space in which to initiate or realise existing work. The exhibition features work by the 4 selected artists of the scheme; Deborah Bower, Yvette Hawkins, Jonathan Lynch and Iris Priest. In addition, the programme also recognises the importance of the professional development of the student body and over the past 7 months the four artists have worked with a number of students providing workshops, artists talks and also creating artist/student collaborative opportunities. This exhibition includes the work of the AA2A student reps currently studying on the BA Honours Fine Art programme; Matt Foster and Charlie Snow.
Deborah Bower is an artist filmmaker who is extending filmmaking into print – looking at the similarities between the techniques of film and print making. As part of this exploration she has taken imagery from a 16mm film made from collaged lighting gels and created screen prints referencing them. Her printing process purposefully mirrors and magnifies the irregularities inherent in her construction of these small and intricate film strips.
A giant patchwork quilt in which each thread draws a night vision; the tales of our unconscious are woven within each patch. This on-going project utilises several methods of participation; from serving specific foods types and applying psychological methods onto participants, to postal patchwork kits, each allowing Snow to provoke dreams in participants which then are translated into a contribution for her collaborative quilt. A Dream Quilt Patchwork Workshop will be held on Wednesday 2nd May, 12.00 – 14.30pm. Please come along to contribute to her project.