The Bloc Projects Adjunct Programme supports cross-diciplinary partnerships and self-directed artist or curator led projects, including those by members.
Gary Simmonds and Dale Holmes are engaged in an ongoing dialogue through painting. This dialogue takes the form of conversation, the sharing of knowledge – practical, technical, theoretical, pedagogical – and the making of paintings. The exhibition Painting School 1 (New Materialities) is the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions, symposia, events and publications, which are moments to reflect upon and perform this process of dialogue and its development.
Alongside new paintings made over the summer and during the install of the show, for The Painting School 1 (New Materialities) Holmes and Simmonds have brought together new work form Paul Barlow, Chris Shaw, Lizzie Taylor-Hall and Megan Bonser in order to examine notions of exuberance, provisionality and process in relation to surface, colour and materiality.