Exhibition

When Shall We Set Sail for Happiness?

21 Jul 2012 – 16 Sep 2012

Event times

Friday-Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment

Cost of entry

Free

Down Stairs

Hereford, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • The gallery is a 20 minute drive from Hereford and 25 minutes from Hay-on-Wye, between the B4358 and the B348
  • Nearest train station is Hereford, served by regular and direct trains from London, Manchester and Newport.

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What happens when you are given the opportunity to fulfill your dreams? A year ago, artists Craig Barnes and Dmitri Galitzine were each looking for a way out of London and dreaming of a perfect place to be. Invited to create and curate a contemporary art gallery in rural Herefordshire, they decamped. When Shall We Set Sail For Happiness? is the artists' response to the reality of life in a remote village and an ironic take on Baudelaire's tale of disillusion. Utopia is rarely what it seems. The exhibition posits the imaginary against the real. Barnes and Galitzine will show new and recent work, as well as some archival pieces. We are invited to travel with the artists as they pass through other lands and times - some near, some distant, but all equally bizarre when you stop to examine them in detail.

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