The group will be accompanied by a wagon, collectively built by the community of artists who make up Caraboo. Together the artists will journey, sharing the weight, testing and progressing their interdependence. A record of encounters, exchanges and observations made on the journey will be presented at Standpoint gallery. As we trace historic trade routes we will acknowledge their complex past, whilst exploring how we can create supportive networks and infrastructures given the current political climate.
The group will depart from Bristol on Thursday 10th October, and arrive at Standpoint Gallery on Wednesday 16th October. Anyone is welcome to join the group as they traverse the canal paths, with overnight stops in Bradford-on-Avon, Pewsey, Newbury, Henley-on-Thames, Old Windsor and Kingston-upon-Thames. Location information will be available via Caraboo’s website and social media.
A public event will be held at Standpoint Gallery on Saturday 19th October- see website for further details.
Caraboo Projects is a contemporary art organisation based in Bristol, founded in 2018 by a collective of artists & educators. They're committed to developing an inclusive and collaborative platform, bringing together artists, curators and members of the community, for experimentation, and the development of self-organised and cross disciplinary arts in Bristol. Caraboo Projects are based at ‘The Works’, part of Gathering Voices' Creative Outreach & Leadership Programme, which is revitalising disused retail, commercial and industrial buildings, creating a cultural quarter in BS3 in order to provide affordable spaces for developing creatives, including digital and fine arts, performing arts and music.
The Art Licks Weekend is an annual festival that celebrates the activity of artist-led and non-profit project spaces across London; it launched in 2013 and is part of the larger organisation, Art Licks. For its seventh year, the Art Licks Weekend (17–20 October 2019) takes on the theme of Interdependence: considering how participating projects work within a network of friendship, exchange and shared dialogue. The festival includes exhibitions and events programmed by 63 participating project spaces and collectives across London; working with 290 artists.