Pallant House Gallery is delighted to announce a series of exciting installations by BA Fine Art students at Northbrook College. ‘Interventions’ (2 May – 5 June 2011) is an exhibition of daring and unexpected site-specific artworks, sure to delight, amuse and shock visitors as they walk around the gallery.
The work is the result of a year-long project in which groups of Fine Art students and their tutors met at Pallant House Gallery to discuss ideas for making rebellious and surprising artworks that could be situated anywhere in the gallery in a playful challenge to the perception that art belongs just on the walls. The exhibition is an opportunity for students to make their own anarchic mark on the gallery whilst being creative.
From the surreal humour of Maureen Hagger's giant soft-sculpture clubs made from men's ties, to the exquisitely detailed miniature photographs by Yasmin Raphael, which lie almost undetected on top of the furniture that they depict in forensic close-up, Interventions takes the Pallant House Gallery visitor on a journey of discovery which will help them to see the building and its contents through fresh eyes.
Teresa Whitfield, Course Leader of Fine Art at Northbrook College explains: ‘the interventions are in some instances incongruous enough to make the visitor laugh and in others so subtle that people might do a double-take as they nearly walk past them.'
These acts of anarchy will be brought to you by Deborah Petch, Yasmin Raphael. Janice Thurston, Heather Williamson, Maureen Hagger, Barry Williams, Linda Henley, Robin Tredwell, Angela Fordham, Sin Mui Chong Martin and Jill Mirza.