Bocs

Bocs
20 Stryd Fawr
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1RT
Wales

Website

http://bocs.org.uk

E-mail

oriel@bocs.org.uk

Telephone

01286 671366

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Bocs is a cooperative, contemporary and experimental art hub in Caernarfon, North Wales that promotes and nurtures young and emerging artists.

In fancier language, Bocs is a supportive network of young artists encompassing visual arts, music and performance. Their objective is to establish a focal point to act as a catalyst for excellence in young contemporary art.

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Gallery

Opening hours

Wednesday 11-5
Thursday 11-5
Friday 11-5
Saturday 11-5
Sunday 11-5

Admission charges

Admission free.
Some events and workshop may have charges.

Getting there

Drive to Caernarfon Castle, turn to Stryd y Castell, Bocs is on the crossroads of Stryd y Castell and Stryd Fawr.

Take train to Bangor, take one of the few buses that go to Caernarfon from Bangor (5, X5, etc.). Get off at the Bus Station, walk to the Turf Square, and enter the city walls through the main gate, walk on Stryd Fawr until Stryd y Castell. Bocs will be on your left.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Ed Spence Collage

Abstract Devices

  • 6 — 30 November 2014 *on now

Commissioned to curate an exhibition of new media work, James Harper has brought together two artists whose work both complies with and opposes this theme. Presented here are two contrasting devices for the production of abstract mark making.

While Mike Carney's drawing and collage works have a clean, modern aesthetic it is the method by which they have been created that aligns them with the term 'new media'. The works are all made with the use of an iPad and her, in part, are displayed on flat screen monitors.

By contrast, Ed Spence has produced a body of work with an instantly recognisable, digital aesthetic. The images blur from the realistic to a pixelated abstract core. This 'pixelation' however, is an entirely hand-produced, analogue process of collaging found images. In this case the images are taken from Beautiful British Columbia Magazine.

This two-layered contrasting between the two artists work reflects a society torn between accepting and embracing new technologies and clinging on to our past. The abstraction within these works serves to heighten this societal tug-of-war with new media.

Accompanying the opening of this exhibition will be a live performance from Drawing Sessions with sounds provided by Bantam Lions.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

None

Website

http://www.bocs.org.uk/index.php/dimitri/exhibition/abstract-devices

Getting there

Drive to Caernarfon Castle, turn to Stryd y Castell, Bocs is on the crossroads of Stryd y Castell and Stryd Fawr.

Take train to Bangor, take one of the few buses that go to Caernarfon from Bangor (5, X5, etc.). Get off at the Bus Station, walk to the Turf Square, and enter the city walls through the main gate, walk on Stryd Fawr until Stryd y Castell. Bocs will be on your left.

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