Crossley Gallery
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX
Art Lab

Art Lab: Experiments in collaboration

Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax

30 July – 11 September 2022

This exhibition showcases work by 34 artists randomly paired to collaborate over the course of 4 months with a diverse range of practices and collaboration methodologies. The exhibition marks a return to the physical space after Covid restrictions and also relaunches the Art Lab monthly meetings.

Artists: Nadeem Baghdadi & Jeffrey Andrews, Michelle Baharier & Mike Clements, Becky Atherton & Jon Hoyle, Donna Coleman, Dave Pugh & Ian Pepper, Clare Smith & Abu Jafar, Janet Allsebrook, Helen Jones, Alice Hutt & Alice Bradshaw, Lucy Arden & Nicola Garvey, Susan Wright & Oliver Cloke, Jane Pugh & Fiona Pattison, Carrieanne Vivianette & Shahina Jaffer, Frank Darnley & Marianne Sice, Yvonne Carmichael & Carolyn Curtis Magri, Kimbal Bumstead & Andy Abbott, Siobhan Wall & Jon Eland, Eunice Gonçalves Duarte & Maggie Thompson, Paul Digby &.

About the artists:

Preview: 30 July, 12-2pm, Crossley Gallery

Preview performances by: Andy Abbott & Kimbal Bumstead, Siobhan Wall, Carrieanne Viviaette & Secret Pockets

Gallery opening times: Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm, free entry.

Closing discussion: Monday 12 September, 7pm, Fletcher’s Mill, Dean Clough with Ebony Andrews & Ian C Taylor.

Art Lab is a peer group for artists and art practitioners to discuss their work, concurrent ideas and critical thinking based in Halifax since January 2019. During Covid restrictions, we moved online like lots of others and expanded to an international membership.

This first Art Lab exhibition at Dean Clough marks a return back to the physical space and mirrors Art Lab’s event practice of randomly pairing two artists together to explore commonalities and collaborative methods. During 2022, each artist pair, who may never have met or worked together before, embarked on an experimental journey to create, select or co-produce work in whichever way they chose.

The resultant exhibition in the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough documents the diverse range of practices and collaborative methodologies.

When the exhibition finishes in September 2022, the monthly in-person Art Lab events recommence at Fletcher’s Mill at Dean Clough, all welcome.

For more information contact Alice Bradshaw [email protected]