Who is it for? What is to be done? You & Me, we’re putting into action the fleeting chats and in-depth conversations, down the pub, on the street and in the gallery – because public isn’t a solo-act.
Public – You & Me is a test-bed project open to all. Inviting artists and designers to share their modes of cultural production and the public to take part through discussion, workshop and events.
Over four-weeks, AirSpace Gallery is activated as a space for You & Me: a place for artists, makers, neighbours and visitors to participate in this test-bed project. Public – You & Me will mobilise, make visible and extend the work currently done by AirSpace, establishing a fresh public programme for its audience.
So, what is to be done?
Taking AirSpace Gallery’s Artist Led and Action Research approach, the project takes three strands:
1. TO QUESTION (talks/discussion)
2. TO LEARN/UNLEARN (workshops/seminars)
3. TO ACT (performances/events).
This project of multidisciplinary arts activity – a series of workshops, talks and socials – sees us work with Plane Structures to collaboratively design and co-build reusable furniture for the gallery. Artists Kate Owens and Ed Pickstone are delivering workshops which challenge our perception of print, while Rose Nordin from OOMK joins us to co-create zines which promote the autonomy of each and every member of our growing community.
Throughout, the Gallery is open for public-use with the guidance of lead artists Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes, both of whom are also working in the space. The building is activated further through a series of Weekly Socials where we welcome Phoebe Davies (Synaptic Island) for an evening of sound and music and performers from Figs in Wigs for a closing party extravaganza.
It’s your space, my space, our space. Public – You & Me.