Domain_Material with artists Amy Gillies & Chloe Hurst
Recent graduates from the MFA Fine Art and MA Art & Space programmes at Kingston School of Art, Amy and Chloe will be transforming the gallery into their studio for 6 weeks, into which they will welcome visitors to drop in and get involved with the project. ‘We really want the project to be a collaboration not just between us two, but the local community as well.”
The project seeks to draw out forgotten histories and narratives of Richmond’s history; focusing on historiography and data. Uncovering the stories of the local area and One Paved Court itself, as well as the personal histories of their – and our – own ancestry. This project will be an exploration of various materials and processes, resulting in an exhibition including an installation and performance.
The artists will undertake a research and art project, which explores the contemporary relevance of mapping, and ask several key questions: What role does mapping play in current day society? What is being mapped and why? How do we translate/transfer/access information and how significant are these processes to the political climate of the 21st century?
During the residency, Amy and Chloe will invite the public to get involved with various aspects of their project and will encourage community participation throughout. For example, this walking tours, workshops, interactive mapping, podcasts, talks, performative aspects and so on. The gallery space will act as a studio during the first 6 weeks of the residency in which we will welcome visitors to drop in throughout and get involved with the project, we really want the project to be a collaboration not just between us two, but the local community as well.
Launch Thurs 16 Jan, 6 – 8.30 pm
Workshop Mon 20 Jan, time TBC
Walking Tour Mon 27 Jan, time TBC
Exhibition 19 Feb – 1 March