A Process of Living

11 Jul 2008 – 30 Aug 2008

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11am - 6pm Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 5pm Saturday

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A Process of Living looks at the work of artists who explore the relationship between art, education and daily life through film, drawing, photography, painting and printmaking. This is the first exhibition at The City Gallery to explore the role of education in relationship to artists' gallery based practice. The exhibition includes several new and unseen projects as well as key works by artists such as Copenhagen Free University, Michael Craig-Martin, John Latham, Bruce McLean, United Nations Plaza, Annika Ström, Tenantspin and Measure by Measure. At the heart of this exhibition is a groundbreaking project called ‘Primary Space' initiated by artist Bruce McLean to build a primary school with a team of artists, designers and architects. In the installation documenting this project we include imagery of the finished school, architectural plans and models, and original drawing by the artists involved in the project, including Bruce Mclean, John Aitken, Gary Woodley, John Hilliard and Ed Allington. This project and the others in the exhibition invite the audience to reconsider the relationship between learning, art and daily experience and to question the divides that normally exist between them. In this exhibition the boundaries between the classroom, the gallery and the playground are deliberately blurred. ALSO School on Paper Accompanying ‘A Process of Living' is a specially commissioned artwork from artists group Measure by Measure entitled ‘School on Paper'. Measure by Measure will provide the opportunity for visitors to create their own responses to the issues raised by the exhibition and explore what an ideal school might be. They will also be setting up a production space workshop area for the duration of the exhibition and running a series of participatory events for the audience. ‘School on Paper' is both a major new art work commissioned for The City Gallery and the basis of our summer learning programme, ‘Play & Explore', bringing educational work and gallery curatorial practice closer together. FiveplusTwo A project by Measure by Measure Dalry Primary School, North Ayrshire©The Artists. With thanks to North Ayrshire Council and Scottish Arts Council

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