Aleithia: In Unconcealment Exhibition by artist Julia Thomas
Public event 20.06.2012
VenueArcadeCardiff, Queen Street Arcade, off Queen Street, Cardiff
What does it mean to bring something into unconcealment? Is what is revealed the significant act or is it the process of revealing that carries greater value and moves us onward?
Whether you regard Julia’s work as public engagement or socially engaged art practice, her pieces explore both the public and the personal, asking questions of those who interact with it and creating a space for dialogue and discussion. This exhibition is an opportunity for Julia to draw together two bodies of work that have developed side by side over the last two years: her collaboration with the Medical Research Council’s Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and her collaboration with poet and creative writer Clare Potter.
This includes work shown as part of the Exhibition organised by the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) and the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG)
Arcadecardiff is an empty shop initiative, led by Robert Kennedy, for artists to interact with the space and the shoppers passing through the arcade.
To get to Arcadecardiff enter the Queens Arcade entrance next to the shop 'Footlocker', go down the escalator and you will find it near the bottom of the escalator.
Exhibition public opening times:
Wed to Sun 11am-4pm
There will be a number of events taking place during the two weeks of the exhibition. Keep checking back here for details.
On Collaboration: Artist-led discussion group on collaborative practice.
Tues 26th June 6.30pm, ArcadeCardiff space, Queens Arcade, Cardiff.
'What does collaboration actually mean for artists?' Can we distinguish between working with someone and collaborating with someone? What challenges might need to be considered and what are the benefits? As part of Julia Thomas's current exhibition, she has invited a group of artists whose practice involves or seeks out collaboration to share their experiences as a starting point for a group discussion.
Confirmed artists taking part to initiate the discussion: Tom Goddard, Victoria Jones, Phil Lambert, Tiff Oben, Clare Potter, Julia Thomas
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the discussion group.