Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Talk : fwd / S1 projects


A series of talks by artists and curators based in Yorkshire, selected by artists and curators in Yorkshire. During July S1 / projects will host fwd in the back room of the Lescar pub.

The Lescar Hotel 303 Sharrow Vale Road Sheffield S11
admission free pay bar

information about the other talks in the series click here

Wednesday 28 July 3– 5.00pm 

Lucy Gibson invited by Dan Robinson

Lucy Gibson has recently relocated to Leeds from Scotland where she studied and exhibited as an artist in Glasgow. Gibson is an artist, curator, writer, Co-Founder and Co-Director  of
E m e r g e D, an international, artist led organisation that promotes and enables emerging artists across a range of media with a focus on site responsive, context-led work.

Earlier this year Gibson curated [shift], the first E m e r g e D project for Leeds. [shift] was an attempt to re-engage with the empty shop units of the Merrion Superstore, to re-ignite a sense of the present and the immediate and a sense of community and belonging. The first two weeks were structured as an experimental period,  ‘Process Lab’, an opportunity to learn, discuss and interact with the artwork. 

Gibson invited artists from Leeds and other UK cities to use the space as a site for research, production and discourse, to investigate rather than represent.  [shift] culminated in a week of performances and events in and around a site-specific exhibition at the Merrion Superstore.

Other recent projects include participation in Testbed2, a series of short residencies at Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, and Left[...and left again]  an ongoing dialogue between Gibson and Ric Spencer, Perth, Western Australia using walking as a medium to explore the space around 

The Lescar pub is situated on Sharrow Vale Road, near the Hunters Bar roundabout and approximately 500 metres north of Psalter Lane, the Fine Art and Media campus of Sheffield Hallam University. Head South West on the ring road (A61) exiting at Ecclesall Road (A625). Take the first exit from the roundabout at Hunters Bar on to Sharrow Vale Road. The Lescar is approximately 100 metres on the right-hand-side.

For further information contact Michelle Cotton ( 0114 2493386)

S1 Artspace
Units 4a-6b Trafalgar Court Milton Street Sheffield S1 4JU UK
tel / fax: +44 (0)114 2493386

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Exhibition : Testbed2 @ Leeds Met Gallery

The culmination of the three weeks of residencies in the two gallery spaces is an exhibition which starts with an artists' critical discussion on Thursday 8th July at 5pm. The exhibition runs for a week and will feature some of the outcomes or evidence of the process undertaken during the previous weeks. Left[...and left again] will feature as a projected, interactive blog and installation.

Joe Gibson (a collaborative project with Joseph Mawson) also took advantage of the space to trial a text messaged mapping of the city centre within the gallery using tape on the floor. This will also remain for the exhibition.

The Left[...and left again]blog can be seen by clicking here.

Leeds Met Gallery is part of Leeds Metropolitan University. You access the gallery off Woodhouse Lane, just before the main entrance to the university library.