Fully Awake is a group exhibition featuring work by over 30 artists that celebrates the inter-generational effects of teaching painting. Curated by Ian Hartshorne and Sean Kaye the show invites several artists to submit a piece of work, as well as invite two ‘guest’ artists to be presented alongside them; an artist that they have been taught by, and an artist that they have taught. This unorthodox approach creates engaging and surprising relationships between those participating.
Fully Awake is a five part cycle of exhibitions. This is the second iteration, the first being presented at blip blip blip, Leeds earlier this year. The cycle of shows eschews thematic, aesthetic or theoretical concerns but aims to reveal instead much deeper levels of incidental human, personal, psychological connections and occasional rejections between student and teacher.
Featured artists: Jo Addison, Maggie Ayliffe, Garry Barker, Steve Carrick, Jai Chuhan, Majella Clancy, Susan Connolly, Samantha Cordery, Sean Cummins, Richard Creed, Nelson Diplexcito, Pip Dickens, Julie Ellis, John Golding, Oona Grimes, Simon Harris, Tony Hill, Clyde Hopkins, Lauri Hopkins Frank Kent, Stuart Mackenzie, Joe McGillivray, Christopher McHugh, Dougal McKenzie, Jose Rafael Cordeiro Mendes, Donal Moloney, Gill Ord, Tom Palin, Phoebe Ridgway, Dave Ryan, Dani Smith, Lucy Smalley, Tony Smith, Estelle Thompson and Louise Wallace.
This exhibition has been generously supported by Manchester University