The first part of the Process series explores how the creative process can be a collaboration between artist and end user/ the public. Rather than being a separate process, involvement of those destined to enjoy the outcome of creative labor can help shape it, add to it and inform it.
Work on display looks at public engagement within art, architecture and design, what it can add to a project and how it can create communities and bring people together. The exhibition also examines the impact of removing artistic control that involving others in creative work achieves, and how this more democratic approach to design can encourage a different, non-precious view of the creative process.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors are invited to take part in artist Christabel Balfour's collaborative weave, adding their part to the work which will be created during the duration of the show.
A workshop will take place with designer Adam Blencowe where participants can create their own chair in response to a given brief, inspired by Adam's 'The Adhocist Chair', encouraging visitors to engage in the design process first hand.
Artist Almudena Romero will be hosting a Cyanotype workshop as part of her residency with us, with the final piece being displayed as part of the exhibition.
An evening of talks on the subject will be held to discuss the merits and methods behind opening creative practice to the public, and there will be an evening of creative discourse with The Exchange, opening up the floor on the subject.
Opening night 10th March
The Adhocist Chair workshop 12th March
The Exchange 15th March
People in Process 17th March
Cyanotype workshop 19th March
Artists include: Adam Blencowe; Almudena Romero; Christabel Balfour and erect architecture.