Friday, 27 May 2016

Macrame Cod was waving not drowning / Macrame Cod was not waving but drawing at NewBridge Annex and PH Space

Congratulations to the third year fine artists at Newcastle University who exhibited in the group show, Macrame Cod was waving not drowning / Macrame Cod was not waving but drawing at NewBridge Annex and PH Space.



It is often the case that group shows of this nature, (where artists are exhibiting together because they happen to be studying in the same institution at the same time rather than because their work / process and ideas are related) can seem disconnected. In this instance the curators had done an excellent job at making the exhibition work as a whole and drawing out connections between the works.

Sarah Grundy with her work


One way in which this was done was by designating a large space on a wall to the display of two dimensional printed matter by different artists. Despite the range of styles, sizes, colours and content of the works, grouping them on a wall helped link work together and form relationships with some of the three dimensional work. Simple things such as the presence of circles throughout the exhibition helped draw works together.

Sculpture by Hamble-Rose Dean

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