|Address||54 Bridge St, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom|
|Phone||44 (0)1427 628518|
|Start||September 7, 2012|
|End||October 27, 2012|
Regrouping and Revitalizing Arts in North Midlands
What do you get when you mix 31 artists, 3 counties and artistic collaboration? A festival of ideas and inspiration entitled Regrouping.
Regrouping is the latest show from art and culture champions BendInTheRiver. The show – which will include drawing workshops; photography; installation art; painting; soundscapes and site-specific work such as the painting of a disused building in Nottingham – is set to challenge our ideas of control and ‘the group’ with every artist in the show having to collaborate in some way.
BendInTheRiver Co-Director, Marcus Hammond, said the ideas of the show spilled into its curation upon the decision to hand artistic control to collaborating artists.
“Each member of a core group of BendInTheRiver artists was asked to invite one other artist to participate in this series of shows and events. Some artists simply invited a guest, others built collaborations and this has given rise to a whole range of interactions and negotiations,” he said.
The show, which launches at venues in Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Gainsborough next month, is also a prelude to BendInTheRiver taking up permanent residence in the show’s Sheffield venue as of January 2013.
Marcus Hammond said he hopes Regrouping adds to the vitalizing of visual arts in the region.
“It is very exciting that the dynamic of Regrouping has spread beyond our project space at x-church in Gainsborough to other regional venues,” he said.
BendInTheRiver has never just been an exhibition venue. We have always put energy into supporting and developing artists and arts infrastructure in our region. The size and scope of Regrouping feels like a physical manifestation of all this invasive activity.”
Regrouping is a funded by Arts Council England.
When: 7 September - 27 October 2012
x-church, Ashcroft Road DN21 1BY
08 Sept – 06 Oct, Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat, 11am – 5pm
Workstation, 15 Paternoster Road, S12 BX
10 Sept – 27 Sept, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri, 9am – 8pm
Primary, 33 Seely Road, NG7 1NU
07 Sept – 16 Sept, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun, 11am – 4pm
Lindum Road, LN2 1NN
06 Oct – 27 Oct, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun, 10am – 4pm
Or contact Emma O’Neill, PR Manager, Regrouping. PH: 07530390698
- Editors Notes -
With a vast project space at x-church, Gainsborough and a sales and exhibition space opening at Workstation, Sheffield in January 2013, BendInTheRiver is ambitious in its scope and range. Once described as ‘a poetic gesture within a business model’, BendInTheRiver has grown from a small front-room art space open 6 hours a week to hosting large-scale Arts Council funded residency projects and attending national art fairs. It has sold artworks, in particular contemporary painting, to a local, regional and international clientele.
"BendintheRiver works with pioneering artists, encouraging individuals to become collectors of art." CultureLabel