Home is where the art is (pt.2)
84 dallas road, lancaster
9th - 12th november, 2017
Up North Arts presents Home is Where the Art is (pt.2).
The home transforms itself from living room, to gallery space, and back again, settling at a midpoint where art and architecture collide. Featuring experimental works that are nestled in-between objects of our daily lives, you will experience artworks that will never be shown the same again. Featuring Lancaster Poetry Cafe, a series of live spoken word performances, moving throughout the exhibition space amongst the artworks.
Ashton memorial, lancaster
25th - 1st june, 2017
Up North Arts presents Past Forward, an exhibition exploring reactivated and recycled historical ideas, positioning them within a contemporary context. Showcasing Up North Arts Members and other featuring artists. The exhibition was shared between two spaces, a formal gallery at the top of the memorial, and the cafe located adjacent to it. This meant that viewers not only experienced the works in a white cube setting, but came across artwork in their daily lives.
Room with a view
THE STOREY - GALLERY, LANCASTER
13TH - 17TH MARCH 2017
UNA presents Room With a View, a selection of work created by Up North Art's members. Submissions were open, and present the current work produced by the artist collective. The show exhibits a diversity of disciplines and an engaging array of approaches to contemporary practice.
See more about the exhibition HERE.
camp & furnace and the baltic social, liverpool
26th-28th january 2017
Concrete Picnic is a group exhibition which sets a sit for a synthesis of lively thought and practical approaches within contemporary artistic practices. The exhibition ranges from smell-able art to sculpture, and from sound to expanded painting.
The show's aesthetic is informed by its site - an old furnace in which materials resonate with 1960s construction and architecture. Playfulness features within this exhibition; one side focuses on construction aesthetics, the other explores interactions that form and take place within the built environment. These topics allude to new and ongoing discussions around contemporary art such as the role of a medium, situation and interaction.
See more photos from the exhibition HERE.
Home is where the (he)art is
22a lonsdale place, lancaster
11th - 13th november 2016
Taking the form of a group show, a selection of artists from UNA comment on the condition of space and ownership: a foundation of the community. Within the show, the home transforms itself from living room, to gallery space and back again, settling in a midpoint where artworks and architecture collide. Ideas of homeliness are challenged by the art object, following the conventions of contemporary craft.
Through painting, photography, video and sound, the work infiltrates into the home, occupying the cracks and dispersing into spaces both architectural and digital.
What is the importance of art's 'located-nedd' within architecture? How does living with an artwork affect experience?
Home is where the Art is.
Are artists' political views valuable?
peter scott gallery, lancaster
As part of Lancaster's 'Festival of Questions', UNA (formally, LUCA, Lancaster University Collective Artivation) held a special exhibition at the campus' Peter Scott Gallery. It featured work from different students of the university, concerned with the ideas of politics and individual's views.