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Berwick Visual Arts Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Misa presents a new body of work produced during her residency in partnership with the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University.
Grandstand is a response to questions raised during by the artist during the residency such as what is the function of art in a rural town? Do tradition and identity evolve as the town’s population diversifies? And, who then is considered a “local”?
Grandstand is conceived as a site, a stage set for discussion. The installation activates the Gymnasium Gallery as a democratic forum with aim of engaging the public into seeing art as political, as performative, and as participatory.
Throughout the exhibition local artists, performers and groups will be invited to use the installation for meetings, performances or discussion – with the proviso that the events are open to all members of the public.
A sound piece and map accompany the Grandstand that explores the artist’s search for the ‘local’ through seemingly innocuous objects around Berwick.
|Stephanie Misa - Grandstand takes place at...|
|Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Museums and galleries)|
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|Free entry to the exhibition.|
|Open Wed-Sun (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) from 11am-5pm.|