FRIDAY 14TH JUNE - PRIVATE VIEW 6-10PM
SATURDAY 15TH JUNE - ALL DAY GOSSIP (programme to follow)
Gossip once referred to a godparent or god-sipp; then to a group of women who would gather at the birth of a child, before becoming a slur aimed at groups of, generally, women 'idly gossiping'. Nowadays it is deemed as a key factor in the social bonding of communities and the root of exchange and trust between individuals.
Throughout Saturday 14th we will have collaborative making sessions, talks from writers and curators and food sharing that will allow for the cross-pollination of ideas and 'idle gossip'.
The Gossip is intended as an informal space in which to share ideas, acting as a platform of conversation between artists, performers, curators and writers on themes encompassed within the parameters of Gossip: gender, sexuality, community, birth, parenthood, communication etc. The artist's exhibiting have process based practices and a strong affinity with the natural world and environmental issues. These broad topics will also be themes of the show and welcomed warmly into the Gossip.