Site Gallery is an international centre for contemporary art, offering a changing exhibitions programme backed up with a comprehensive calendar of conferences, artists talks, events and short courses. Housed within the organisation is the Imaging Technologies Innovation Centre, providing a well-resourced production facility for still and moving image making whose focus is on commissiong new work, providing a base for residencies and offering an open access membership. The development of on-line activities, a bi-annual live art event and off-site projects further our mission to make opportunities for creative work and to present new work to new audiences.
Our policy is to present innovative, challenging and creative work addressing contemporary debates and issues within a national and international context. We offer a site for connections and confrontations between the artist and the public and a national focus for critical debate surrounding the creative use of the still and moving image. The programme of exhibitions and educational events includes photography, film and video, installation and work using computer based technology
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Exhibition: The Artist Proposes
- 17 December 2015 — 16 January 2016
The Artist Proposes is a showcase exhibition offering insight into the Platform residency programme, exploring the ideas and enthusiasms of six future artists in residence:
• Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson
• Beatriz Olabarrieta
• Laura Wilson
• Anna Chrystal Stephens & Glen Stoker
From sculptures that speak, to focus groups that transition into game-like performances
from artists hunting for mushrooms, to dancers and bread bakers working together in the gallery – Platform residencies enable interaction between artists and the public at the work-in-progress stage.
- Any age
Platform Residency: Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson
- 19 January — 6 February 2016
Platform artists in residence Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson will develop a new series of live performances in the gallery with a group of actors - the gallery will be open to the public throughout.
The choreography of the work is conceived as an ongoing, game-like process of learning and repeating in order to achieve a collective goal. It will be developed over the course of the residency and will culminate in a series of final performances on the following dates:
Friday 5 February, 6.30pm
Saturday 6 February, 1pm
Saturday 6 February, 6.30pm
- Any age
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