Non - Fiction
A multi-disciplinary show and sale of work by emerging artists on the theme of ‘non-fiction’
Photography, paintings, installations and sculpture by 29 different artists will focus on the creative narration of facts, or true accounts of life events and experience.
- Artist Clare Smart, who was nominated for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, has contributed a deeply personal body of work about the complexities of schizophrenia, and its effects on her own family.
- Hester Jones, whose work ‘keep still’ features on the poster for the show, explores maternal ambivalence in a series of photographs entitled ‘call yourself a mother’.
- Sule Kermanci aims to make the viewer question reality with her half-human half-animal hybrids, each containing a degree of familiarity that creates simultaneous repulsion and attraction.
- Alusine Shuma, who came to the UK to escape civil war in Sierra Leone, is one of four contributing artists from Cooltan Arts. His work focuses on the interaction between man, the land and the changing seasons.
- Theresa Paton seeks truth through mathematics and its relationship to existence via meticulous large-scale paper sculptures.
- Painter Ben Walker uses subdued tonal ranges to depict people affected by modern historical atrocities as ‘unseen’ or anonymous.
The show was devised by Christina Millare, Together Our Space curator, and will be open to the public from 24th September-26th November. Please refer to the visitor information for opening times.
Christina comments: “Non-fiction is an exhibition that sees each artist gain an understanding and sense of self, history, belief and future through their individual creative practices. As a spectator we are invited to gain insight into the personal, astonishing and true moments and events that make up each artist's 'non-fiction’.”
Click on the thumbnails above to view the corresponding artwork. You can find more pictures in the online exhibition catalogue and on the event's Flickr page.