Date(s) - 22/08/2019 - 31/08/2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Exhibition opening 22nd August, 6pm.
The Expanded Studio Project is a 6 month collaborative initiative between Belfast based artists and artists based at Primary Studios, Nottingham. The aim of the project is to develop external relationships, exchange ideas and explore different modes of collaboration. The project is based on a pilot programme which ran between Primary Studios in Nottingham and Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge in 2014-15. The challenge this time was to initiate and sustain collaboration across further geographical distance between England and Northern Ireland. In addition the Belfast participants are based across several different artists’ studios.
Through planned visits to each other’s cities and continued conversations and emails, artists began either ‘partnering up’ or discussing ways that they could come together in groups to find a way to work together through continued communication and find a means to respond to each other’s ideas.
What is presented in PS2 is not an exhibition of finished work rather a showcase of peer outcomes created through collective ideas, conversations and self-directed activities.
Participating artists :
Alex Brunt; Declan Proctor; Esther O’Kelly; Zara Lyness; Gerard Carson; Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell; Robin Price; Jackie Wylie; Thomas Wells; Heather Dornan Wilson; Sinead McKeever; Grace McMurray; Barry Mulholland; Hannah McBride; Chris Lewis Jones; Roger Suckling; Bex Gamble; Bruce Asbestos; Christine Stevens; Frank Abbot; Georgina Ines Garcia, Louisa Chambers; Marek Tobolewski; Mik Godfrey; Paul Webber; Pete Ellis;Rhiannon Jones; Sarah Tutt