Common or Garden uses the gallery as a space to propose and foster approaches based on the model of the commons in which resources, ideas and knowledge are shared and distributed democratically. By exploring processes of exchange, collaboration and learning, it asks: can we build practices rooted in collectivity?
The exhibition will include works by Chris Alton, Jérôme Bel, Emmet Brown and Aidan Wall. It will also host a zine library, curated by Bloomers, and The Library of Common Knowledge, featuring books donated through an open call which will be available for visitors to use and share throughout.
The associated programme will include contributions from Chris Alton, Bloomers, Just Books, Kate O’Shea and Fiona Woods and facilitate discussions on topics such as self-publishing, activism, commonist aesthetics and DIY culture.
See catalystarts.org.uk for more details on upcoming talks and events.
This programme is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Art Fund.