- AirSpace Gallery
- Saturday, April 28, 2018
- Saturday, June 2, 2018
- 4 Broad Street City Centre Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4HL
- West Midlands
- AirSpace Gallery
Created in direct response to Stoke-on-Trent, the works bring together painterly and sculptural surfaces to reflect upon current cultural climates and the city’s own fluctuating persona. It’s an exhibition of paintings vs trees (and strategies in art avoidance) that seeks to degrade, debunk, re-mystify and re-purpose the useless arts in a post-art culture.
Stripped of their figurative content, each painting is accompanied by errant tree forms, escaping from their two-dimensional plane and inhabiting the Gallery, planted in bespoke ceramic vessels – made by the artists, by hand, here in the city.
Experience these new works firsthand and hear from the artists themselves at the Gallery’s special opening preview event. Nothing Remains Unchanged But The Clouds launches with Harry Adams in Conversation on Saturday 28th April, 2pm-5pm. Free and open to all.
Exhibition: 28th April – 2nd June 2018
Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, by appointment
Opening Preview: Saturday 28th April, 2pm-5pm
Harry Adams in Conversation
The Artist Soup Kitchen
Self Funding in the Arts: the Good, the Bad and the Future
with Steven Lowe, Saturday, 26th May, 12pm-2pm
Since 2010, the Arts Council England budget has been cut by 30%, and with no end in sight to Austerity in the Arts, it has never been more important to consider alternative ways of funding cultural activity – either for the organisation or the individual. For this Artist Soup Kitchen, we have invited Steven Lowe – founder of L-13 – to present their model of self-funding based on making and merchandising* as the basis of a discussion which seeks to develop new strategies on how to successfully fund a practice in the face of a never ending austerity.
*Disclaimer – L-13 admit to one instance of receiving Arts Council funding.