9th July – 3rd August 2012
The ExLab exhibition at TheGallery will provide an insight into the practise of the five commissioned artists Simon Callery, Mat Chivers, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Simon Ryder and creative studio Proboscis. You will have the opportunity to see the development of the concepts explored and how the artists’ research evolved from their engagement with scientists. It is a great opportunity to witness the artists’ journeys, prior to the works being shown as part of Maritime Mix (the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the sea). The exhibition will also showcase previous artworks by the five commissioned artists.
In addition to works by the five commissioned artists, there will also be artworks and reflections upon the concepts behind ExLab. Three Dorset Visual Arts members have been awarded bursaries, Sarah Gilpin, Karen Hansen and Frances Hatch. A number of notes and images made during their ongoing research process will form part of this exhibition.
ExLab is the first project organised by Big Picture, a collaboration of seven visual arts organisations in Dorset working with Dorset County Council, National Trust and the Jurassic Coast Arts Programme, to sustain and develop vibrant visual arts in the county.