Centre of Gravity

Date: Saturday, Oct 3 - Sunday, Nov 1
Venue: Soapworks (former Gardiner Haskins warehouse)

This October, the Grade-II listed Soapworks building in Old Market becomes home to more than 60 Bristol artists in a celebration of the city’s vibrant contemporary art scene.

Centre of Gravity, a collaboration between the arts collective of the same name and First Base, owner of the Soapworks site, will display work “which navigates the challenges posed by our new reality in an exciting month-long programme of visual arts, performance, talks and events”.

The exhibition will bring together major and established contemporary artists in Bristol, including Jo Lathwood, BEEF, Andrew Mania and Annabel Other, as well as emerging artists Caraboo Projects, Rising Arts Agency and Latch.

The exhibition, which aims to create a network of support for artists, collectives, producers and curators, comes at a time when many artists are struggling to find opportunities to showcase their work.

The Centre of Gravity team is made up of curator Paula Orrell, artists Tim Knowles and Mariele Neudecker and producers and art workers John O’Connor and Rosie Bowery.

Oct 3-Nov 1, The Soapworks, Old Market, Wed & Thur 2-6pm / Fri 2-7pm / Sat 12-7pm / Sun 12-5pm.

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Pictured: Mariele Neudecker, Another Day (lightboxes, 2019).

By steve wright, Wednesday, Sep 23 2020

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