Two Peacocks

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Two Peacocks
Curated by: John Walter

Squires Building
Sandyford Road
Newcastle NE1 8ST
United Kingdom
November 4th, 2011 - November 24th, 2011
Opening: November 3rd, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Kingdom
10-5 Monday - thursday, 10-4.30 friday
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, graffiti/street-art, video-art, performance, conceptual, pop, surrealism, figurative, modern, sculpture


Two Peacocks is a major new collaborative group installation curated by John Walter. It includes new commission from emerging and established artists working in a wide range of media. The project is disseminated through a series of educational events, including a symposium on November 4th.


Two Peacocks builds visual and theoretical tension from the collapse of authorship and the clarity of commerce. Two Peacocks uses the commercial framework of a department store as a device for dissolving the barrier between the artist and the audience. It is an aesthetic hook from which to engage in new ways of thinking about the production and display of art. 


Each department is not the sole work of one participant, but either the collaborative efforts of two or more people or the curatorial overlap of different works and voices in close proximity to each other. 


Private View: Thursday 3rd November 6-8pm. Exhibition runs 4-24th November, Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Gallery North,      
Squires Building,      
Sandyford Road,      
Northumbria University,      
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST.     
Tel: 0191 2273105     


Please contact for a PDF of the exhibition catalogue, and any other information relating to the exhibition