THIS YEAR’S MODEL 2019 (part I)

THIS YEAR’S MODEL 2019 ‘Re-purpose/Reverse’
(private view Thursday 7 March 6 – 9 pm)

The artists chosen for ‘This Year’s Model’ 2018 part I are, in no particular order…

Jillian Knipe, Rupert Hartley, Caroline Thomson, David Edmond, Olivia Irvine, Wayne Clough, Julie Caves, Amanda Benson, Miranda Boulton, Trevor Simmons, Rosie West, Russell Herron, Pauline Hall, Kelly Sweeney, Euan Stewart, Bol Marjoram, Gavin Maughfling, Stephen Buckeridge

We’ve quoted Alice in Wonderland before – ‘All have won, and all shall have prizes’. Once again, unfortunately not. The gallery is too small to hold all the work we’d have liked to show from as we expected a particularly impressive submission. After a spectacularly foolish public vote in the recent past (it should obviously have been Faye and Giovanni. A second vote soon, please!) it’s very clear that not every decision made can be the right one.

It’s in that spirit that we offer our selection of our annual members’ shows This Year’s Model I and II. We have done our best to make each show a cohesive experience, and that work was not chosen is no reflection on its interest or value. There is certainly work not included in these shows whose images we have stored away for future reference. Thank you all for taking part. As for the title ‘Re-purpose/Reverse’, isn’t all art practice a kind of re-purposing? (from the world into some other state…)

… and  Reverse? Maybe then back to its origin, into the world again – it just depends where you’re starting from.