Touching From a Distance

13 Nov 2020 – 15 Nov 2020

Free admission

Openhand Openspace

England, United Kingdom


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  • 15, 16, & 17 - alight at Brock Gardens
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  • Reading West & walk

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An exhibition of recent work by Heather McAteer CANCELLED


Heather McAteer was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is now based in Reading. Her research-based practice explores social and cultural histories, and in particular issues of representation of identity, difference and dislocation. The work is sited in personal experience, particularly in relation to her formative years growing up in Northern Ireland and is a mediation on youth, memory and morality.

This exhibition covers her recent work, including a series of drawings made during her Jelly/ACE funded ‘At Home’ artist residency as well as work made during lockdown.

The show is curated by Reading based artist and OHOS member, Caroline Streatfield as part of ‘Double Take’, a curatorial swap project.

Recent Awards and Exhibitions: 2020: Jelly ‘At Home’ Artist Residency, Arts Council/National Lotttery/DCMS funded; RUA 139th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast (awarded The Drawing Prize); ’Responsive Space’ Modern Art Oxford; ‘Housebound’ Chapel Arts Studios; 2019: ’To Set The Darkness Echoing (Solo Exhibition), OHOS.

MFA (University of Reading); Associate Artist at OpenHand OpenSpace and Jelly, Reading.

To visit the exhibition, you will need to book a free thirty-minute timed entry slot. These are available every half an hour from 10:00am to 3.30pm. Please arrive within your thirty-minute timed entry slot. After this, you are welcome to stay at the exhibition for as long as you like.

book through https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/touching-from-a-distance-tickets-124009964141?aff=erelpanelorg

 Please note:

  • Please book one ticket per person, of up to a maximum of six tickets per timed entry slot. In line with Government guidelines, please limit your visiting group to members of up to two households or support bubbles only.
  • Please have your ticket (either on your mobile device or printed out) ready to show when you arrive.
  • Please arrive within your thirty-minute timed entry slot.
  • Throughout the gallery, please follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Please wear a face covering if you can, in line with government guidelines for gallery visitors.

Your details will be kept for 21 days for NHS Track and Trace.


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