There Are No Firm Rules
Are there sustainable ways of living and working?
Can we re-find ways of knowing?
Presenting their collection of DIY manuals, craft and survival books, the gallery will become part library, part out-door training centre and part studio. Offering a range of walks, talks and hands on workshops, alongside making their own prints, photography, sculpture and installation, they will open up new possibilities around how we structure every day life.
At the start of the residency, the artists invite you to a welcome found-food event, to be held at Site Gallery on Saturday, 30 July. Booking will be available soon.
The artists are keen to connect with communities in the city with alternative approaches to living. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
More information about Glen and Anna’s work is available at their project blog.
Platform is a nationally unique artistic development programme, which gives our galleries over to an artist, or group of artists, to make new work in public. Come explore how ideas are born, nurtured and developed into new work. The gallery is open as usual Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm.
About the artists:
Anna Chrystal Stephens
Work takes the form of photography, sculpture, installation and participatory happenings. I am interested in living strategies, communities, collectivism and societies’ relationship to the natural environment. I have been investigating basic living processes and survival skills; recently this has consisted of learning to identify and safely consume wild plants, spin yarn and preserve food, followed by exchange and diffusion of these skills though walks, discussions, workshops.
A visual artist working in various media, but with an emphasis on photography and film, installation and assemblage, performance and text. The site and location specific practice is centred on acts of walk and response, and carried out largely in the public realm. Themes of urban place and space narrow down to a particular focus on urban land use and the post-industrial human living condition, alongside ideas of absence and presence and longing and belonging in the contemporary city.