Saturday 18 February was the last day of A time and a place. We were fortunate to have Jude Thomas join us and lead an evaluation session with the artists and Site staff. Although we were tucked away in the smaller space for this, the gallery remained open to the public and visitors could still wander around the unmanned project stations or listen in our conversations. From Jude’s activities, it was evident that the residency had become a unique opportunity for many of us to work collaboratively with new people, identify overlapping interests and pursue unexpected tangents. With just an hour in between to get the space ready for the evening’s closing do, we quickly tidied away remnants of the morning’s work just as the first guests arrived. Some photos from our farewell:
A group of vocal volunteers for Adam Denton‘s Co-Fragilities piece phoned in during the closing event to give a remote live performance:
A massive thank you to all ten artists for their time, openness and wonderful ideas, and to mentors Steve Pool, Kate Genever and Ania Bas for their input. I will invite a few of the artists to guest-blog any final thoughts here. Do come back and visit!
(This edition’s photo credit goes to Sarah Smizz — thanks!)