In A Room

17 Mar 2016 – 17 Apr 2016

Event times

Thursday -Saturday 11- 3pm

Cost of entry


Sticks Gallery

Hampshire, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • We are a 5 minute walk from Fareham Bus Station
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  • The nearest train station is Fareham Train Station

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A new installation piece by Hampshire artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer, In A Room asks the audience uncomfortable questions about our relationship with death and illness and examines the often domestic milieu of disease.


We've all felt that rush of panic when you wonder whether that pain in your chest is a heart attack or whether that rash on your child is meningitis.  Lucky for most of us it isn't.  However that does not diminish the fear and panic we all feel well confronted with illness.

This installation explores both the  real and imagined disease.  The artist is disabled herself and suffers from severe anxiety and the installation acts as a way to confront her own fears about disease whilst also reflect the fears of the audience back to them.

We often think of illness as being hidden behind hospital doors, as something that happens to other people.  By recontextualising illness within the domestic sphere the artist brings home how it can affect any one of us and how most "ill" people are not in hospital with the home becoming both the haven and the prison for the seriously ill.


You are welcome to join us for the private view of this exhibition and the launch of new Art and Culture magazine at Sticks Gallery on 17th March.  Music will be provided by folk artist and singer songwriter, Jim Chorley.

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Exhibiting artists

Beth Davis-Hofbauer


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