ebc022: Sitting Show

11 Oct 2019 – 13 Oct 2019

Regular hours

Fri, 11 Oct
10:00 – 18:00
Sat, 12 Oct
10:00 – 18:00
Sun, 13 Oct
10:00 – 18:00

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East Bristol Contemporary

Bristol, United Kingdom


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exhibition 022: sitting show

ellen wilkinson
emily motto
alexander glass
alice chandler
jack evans

we have selected 4 artists from our open call for sitting show. emily, alexander, alice and jack.


we have selected 4 artists from our open call for sitting show. emily, alexander, alice and jack. these artists responded to our call for works as follows-
'we are seeking pre-existing or proposed artworks that are for sitting on, or are to be sat on… or that incorporate seating in some way… or that are informed by seating… or are between sculpture and seating. these might be benches or chairs, but also might not take the form of a formal piece of furniture. they might be modular objects, or objects that are not usually intended to be sat on. artworks may be informed by architectural or design practice. submitting artists do not have to have created seating before, but must in this instance submit designs/plans.'
selector and artist ellen wilkinson will be developing a text to accompany the exhibition.

opening event friday 11 oct 7pm til midnight (includes bar and shop)

*special extended opening event*
from 10-midnight we will be dimming the lights and partying. showcasing a selection of music videos chosen by artists. well known music videos, and not so well known music videos.
artists who have contributed their favourite videos include;
jaf yusuf, sarah roberts, mitra saboury, ben urban, hazel brill, tash macvoy, chris alton, tom goddard, dinosaur kilby, ruaidhri ryan, alice chandler, alexander glass, jack friswell and jack lewdjaw.

exhibition continues 12/13 oct 10-5pm

workshop 12 oct 2pm
trying to sit with emily motto
join ebc022 artist emily motto in a chair building workshop, exploring ideas around structure, necessity, and function of materials when making sculpture. participants are invited to construct a form to be sat on, using the materials and objects available, and at the end of the session the group will test them out in a game of musical chairs.
spaces are free but limited. if you would like to take part please email eastbristolcontemporary@gmail.com

artist talk/tour 13 oct 2.30pm
join all the artists from ebc022 to swan around the show, drifting in and out of the context of their work, and drowning in the september sunshine.

there will be a pre-recorded audio described tour available for blind and visually impaired visitors.

free admission to all.

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Alice Chandler

Alexander Glass

Alexander Glass

Ellen Wilkinson

Emily Motto

Jack Evans


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