OPENING NIGHT // You’re Surrounded by Me
28 July 5-9pm // Free + open to all with free cocktails + cake // BYOB also welcome
Join us for the opening night of new exhibition You’re Surrounded by Me. With work by Chris Alton, Liam Geary Baulch, Naomi Fitzsimmons, Jasleen Kaur, and Katherine Midgley. Curated by Chris Alton.
// CURATOR’S TOUR 7pm
A tour led by Chris Alton, artist-curator of You’re Surrounded by Me. Alton will introduce the exhibition’s core themes, in relation to the practices of the exhibiting artists and his own research. Questions and conversation welcome.
// SEA SQUAD PERFORMANCE 8:30pm
A performance by Liam Geary Baulch’s Sea Squad, in which Geary Baulch and crew take on the molecular structure and (hypothetical) voice of the sea. The chants and dance routines performed by the Sea Squad are both a warning and a call to action. Rendered as invisible, but never-the-less encroaching; a danger undeniable to indigenous populations and those in the Global South; the sea is closing in.
// EXHIBITION CONTINUES 29 JULY – 9 SEPT
You’re Surrounded by Me considers that which surrounds us, yet frequently goes unnoticed. Bringing together new and recent work by 4 artists, this exhibition seeks to direct our attention into the corners of our eyes; alerting us to that which has been consigned to the periphery; rising sea levels, the proliferation of stock imagery, skeuomorphic fallacies, the atomisation of communities and the privatisation of the commons.
The artists featured in You’re Surrounded by Me seek to hone in on areas of incongruity and tension, instances where; appearances are deceptive, attention is misdirected and the information presented only serves to produce confusion.