Wednesday, 11 May 2016

KIELDER: OFF SITE EXHIBITION PREVIEW THURSDAY 12TH MAY - XL GALLERY 6-8PM

KEILDER: ON SITE / OFF SITE
EXHIBITION PREVIEW – THURSDAY 12TH MAY, 6-8PM,
XL GALLERY, KING EDWARD VII BUILDING
EXHIBITION OPEN DAILY 13/05 - 23/05



KEILDER: ON SITE / OFF SITE is a collaborative project initiated by Newcastle University’s Fine Art Department and The Keilder Partnership, which commenced in summer 2015. The ambitious year-long project set out with the aim of practically exploring the opportunities of the unique environment of Kielder Forest for visual art. The project will culminate in the creation of a group of semi-temporary works created by staff and students to be sited in the forest and Keilder Observatory (launching 17/06/16).

OFF SITE is an exhibition of work created by participants of the project which will be housed in the Ex-Libris Gallery opening a month before ON SITE launches in Keilder Forrest and Water Park. The exhibition will provide an insight into the working methodologies of the artists involved and will serve as a space to critically question the notion and importance of location, scale and collaboration whilst working both in and outside the conventional gallery setting. The exhibition will contain a variety of works spanning from different stages of the project, from conceptual and technical drawings right through to finished works yet to be installed on location. A temporary and short exhibition run has lent itself to creating works on site which suggest at the possible outcomes of some of the projects involved.

Please join us for the preview of OFF SITE on Thursday 12th May at 6pm at the Ex-Libris Gallery in King Edward VII building (Newcastle Fine Art Department) for some drinks and more information about the project at large. An accompanying publication about the project will be distributed in the near future, and will be available from various locations in both greater Newcastle and Keilder.

Participating Artists:
Mirela Bistran / Rochus Braun / Simon Court / Sarah Grundy / Anthony Hensman / Oliver Hoffmeister & Harry Pickup / Eve Kossmann / JJ Lloyd / Helen Shaddock and Pipi-Lovell Smith / Leina Taylor


 KEILDER: ONSITE / OFFSITE is funded by The Bartlett Fine Art Endowment, and supported by The Forestry Commission, Northumbrian Water and Keilder Art and Architecture.

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