unitIIstudios and The Arches are pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of their collaborative project ‘Support’. Taking place at the newly opened Orb Gallery on Northam Road, the show will run from 30th November – 14th December with a private view on Saturday 29th November, 6-8pm.
Over the past few months unitIIstudios and The Arches have been exploring how to support the development of individual practice and the contribution this makes to the local artistic community as a whole. Support began with both studio groups committing to attend fortnightly critiques of each other’s work and to an on going conversation about how this could assist in the realisation of a group exhibition. Intended as a long-term collaborative project the aim was to develop a working relationship between the artists and studios located less than two miles apart. What results is an interrogation of support structures and the necessity to bring creative practice to finite conclusions.
Participating artists: Scott Bradley, Malcolm Crocker, Christopher Cudlip, Jilly Evans, Sarah Filmer, Lydia Heath, Celeste Ingrams, Liz Jones, Helen Marland, Pauline Pratt & Steve White.
unitIIstudios, located on the bank of the river Itchen, is an independent artists collective for making, thinking and contextualising contemporary art.
Suite 7a, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton SO14 0QB http://www.unit11studios.wordpress.com Tel: 07808 545998
The Arches, located under the historic Central Bridge in Southampton, is one of many creative projects run by a space arts, offering local artists affordable studio space and assistance since 2004.
10 & 08 Captains Place, Terminus Terrace, Southampton
S014 3FE, http://www.archesstudios.org.uk, Tel: 023 80 338 778
Orb Gallery is a new contemporary art gallery, located on the historic Old Northam Road in Southampton, at the heart of Southampton’s grassroots cultural quarter. 90 Old Northam Road, St Marys, Southampton, SO14 0NZ
http://www.orbartgallery.wordpress.com, Tel: 07922 911 591
Support opens at Orb Gallery with a Private View on Friday 29th November, 6-8pm. The show will continue until Sunday 14th December. Gallery opening hours are Friday 3-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm. 20% of all sales will go towards the newly formed Artists Union England. http://www.artistsunionengland.org.uk/