'Presencing Place' is the inaugural exhibition of a newly formed North East artist collective Land/Space/Place opening 22 February 2014 for four weeks. The group is comprised of post-graduate research students and staff from Northumbria University and University of Sunderland, who have come together to explore convergent themes within their research projects that broadly investigate contemporary cultural uses of space.
Curator Suzy O’Hara says 'Presencing Place' provides us with a route from the virtual world, where contemporary digital culture is rapidly altering the shape and nature of our everyday experiences and interactions, back to our physical, sensory landscapes’.
Through a series of physical, intellectual and sensory explorations, we are invited to pause and take time to observe and respond to our material, natural environments. Each work presents a distinct artistic strategy that enables us to reflect and contemplate upon how we negotiate the physicality and experience the impact our presence has upon our surroundings.
The exhibition is part of a pilot Graduate Art Programme, a seven month long programme run by Whistle Art Stop. Project co-ordinator Alison Raimes explains “The programme is committed to researching how to support and develop the North East arts graduates, and Haltwhistle provides a fitting context for the group’s first showcase.”
Each artist provides a unique perspective exploring our perception and experience of land, space and place.
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The Land/Space/Art Group would like to thank Whistle Art Stop and Arts Council England for their support.
For Further information please contact Suzy O’Hara on 07891719319 or Alison Raimes on 07935 596141
The SHED is part of the Whistle Art Stop in Haltwhistle and is an exhibition and project space dedicated to showcasing the work of new and emerging artists from across the North East of England.
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