CURRENT

ALEXANDRA HUGHES

28 July 2016 - 30 July 2016

Alexandra Hughes is based in Newcastle and we have established a relationship over time in group shows with her and are keen to showcase her work as a solo artist. She will use this opportunity to spend some time in Roaming Room space to develop a work. This will culminate in an exhibition for three days.

Hughes is a visual artist with a practice in the field of expanded photography, undertaking physical explorations of the photographic medium, moving from the 2D to 3D, bringing image and material together to redefine the photographic object. Alexandra Hughes blurs the boundaries between landscape and technology, psychological and architectural spaces, seeking to locate where the contemporary sublime can exist.

She explores our mediated relationship with landscape and wilderness through technology and immaterial, ubiquitous photographic images in the current digital age.



Opening Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 18:00


ROBERT FOSTER

1 August 2016 - 12 August 2016

Robert Foster is an artist who works in performance, installation, sculpture and mixed media. He will prepare his work in the building over the period of 2 weeks and then finally present his tragi-comic performance over two days. His work can be viewed as light hearted or something more sinister in order to prompt questions from his audience. He is influenced by the theatre of the absurd and slapstick comedy and the building will form a backdrop to his staging of performative incidents. During his time of residence his work will incorporate and emphasise the theme of architecture and displacement that we are currently exploring.
Robert will use his time at Roaming Room to continue a new body of work focussed on alchemy and the arcane. Responding to the context of the space he will make a series of sculptural interventions that refer to his ongoing research into the languages and gestures of esotericism. These objects will act as fragments, or clues, that at first may seem incidental, but over time and with continued study, hope to allude to practices often deemed unsubstantiated. The works will also ruminate on the way in which abstract knowledge is collected, ordered and decoded. In addition, the exhibition looks to continue Foster's interest in the performative, with transient elements present within the space that create a shifting, subjective viewing experience.

Opening Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00


EILIS KIRBY

15 August 2016 - 27 August 2016

Based in Bristol, Éilis Kirby is the sole proprietor of EAK Enterprises. Her intelligently playful approach belies a profound underpinning of ideas drawing together the visual, literature and the spoken word. Her research has involved working with mathematicians, social scientists, museum curators and a theatre company.

EAK Enterprises is a cluster of independent, diverse, yet fundamentally linked projects, and concerns whose activities range from publishing and public engagement events, to postcard production and the arrangement of things, with an emphasis on innovation and experimentation.
From the poetic to the pragmatic, the imaginative to the instructive and the intangible to the informational, EAK aims to bring a fresh eye to the everyday, the overlooked and the discarded. Its ambition being the promotion of a more questioning and thoughtful approach to living, through stimulation of the brain and disruption of fixed lines of thought.

Éilis will be in the Roaming Room space to develop a new work, culminating in a three day exhibition.
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Opening Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00