5 Jul 2017 – 29 Jul 2017

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AIR Gallery

England, United Kingdom


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  • Altrincham Interchange
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MAKE/SHIFT is an exhibition exploring the relationship between everyday objects and contemporary art, blurring the line between utility and aesthetic.


The exhibition is on show at AIR Gallery this summer from 5th until 29th July 2017 with an events night on Saturday 8th July and live art performance from 6pm.

The exhibition features 8 early-career artists from across the UK who share similarities in their creative process and themes. Artists include; Conor Roger, shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2014 and Elena Brake, first prize winner of the Corporation award at Plymouth College of Art in 2016.

The concept of the exhibition was created by artist and curator Alan Baker, winner of the GreatArt award at the Nottingham Castle Open and shortlisted artist for the GMArts prize in 2016. He reveals that “the concept of MAKE/SHIFT is to explore the shifting perceptions in art through the use of everyday common objects. Taking lead from Duchamp, these artists take the ordinary, unwanted and discarded and reconstruct them into carefully arranged works of art. These works are a comment about modern day 'throw-away' society and are intended to make visitors question their everyday environments.”

As part of Manifest art festival in Manchester, this exhibition aims to promote contemporary art across the NorthWest and to be a representative for the Trafford area. Rebecca Wild, Director of AIR Gallery, explains that; “The exhibition is a chance for us to support a number of talented young artists through our grass-roots programme at the gallery and to explore some of the current themes within contemporary art across the UK. Trafford is vastly becoming a creative hive of activity and we would like to bring attention to this through our involvement with this iconic festival.”

Taking place over a month, the exhibition will create an ongoing dialogue by giving a new life to inanimate objects, materials and concepts as the artists alter and shape the space throughout the exhibition; creating a new experience each time the work is viewed by the public.

For further information please email info.airgallery@gmail.com or contact us via our website at www.a4studios.co.uk.


Rebecca Wild

Alan Baker

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Joss Williams

Alan Baker

Sam Baker

Charlotte Cullen

Matt Greenwood

Emma Corrall

Elena Brake

Conor Rogers


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