Quay Arts marks changing times with Standpoint Open: Diamonds in the Rough

By Ben Miller | 18 June 2012
A photo of two boxes of sculpture materials positioned in front of two contemporary paintings
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Exhibition: Standpoint Open: Diamonds in the Rough, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, until June 23 2012

Co-devised by two 17-year-old curatorial prodigies, the theme of changing views might never have been more poignant for Quay Arts during the run of this show in its West Gallery.

A photo of two boxes of sculptures positioned in front of two contemporary paintings
In-progress works have been submitted to give insights into the artistic process
© Quay Arts
The 30th birthday of the flagship Isle of Wight arts centre also marks the 10th year of its acclaimed creative Summer School. Less happily, it also comes at a time when organisers are about to lose core funding, so they’ve decided to respond with a show of reflection and hope for the future, filled with works invited from artists, designers and makers from the island and beyond.

Painting, textiles, sculpture, photography, film and installation all feature, suggesting that, in spite of potentially testing times ahead, there’s plenty of creative ingenuity to guide the way.

  • Open 9.30am-4pm (except Sunday). Admission free.

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A photo of two young people fixing a framed piece of art to a gallery wall
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A photo of a series of modern artworks framed on a white gallery wall in front of a small sculpture
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