Nov
30
to Dec 15

The Exhibitionists: Volunteer Show 2018

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The Exhibitionists: Volunteer Show 2018
1st - 15th December
Opening Night: Friday 30th November, 18:00 - 21:00

Nathan Dean / Hannah Defriend / Phoebe Joy / Courtney King / Bill Parkin / Gabriella Halszka Rogula / Zory Rubel / Alex Stubbs / Rose Ventiroso / Rebecca Wymark

Surface Gallery is excited to host our Volunteer Show, The Exhibitionists, to round out 2018.

The Exhibitionists features artwork from our talented community of volunteers. This year's show reflects the diverse interests of the artists involved: from the quiet testaments of Rubel's recycled materials, to the meditative video-montages of Rogula, and the documentary photography of Stubbs depicting his view of the modern world. As with previous Volunteer Shows, The Exhibitionists is “filled to the brim with local talent” (Leftlion).

Opening Night Performance: The Vox Pops
30th November, 7-8pm

This year Surface Gallery will be mixing up the formula in a collaboration with the renowned MissImp house comedy troupe The Vox Pops. True stories are turned into hilarious comedy by the Vox Pops. Guests are invited to share some of their life experience with them, before then tearing these stories apart to find exciting and interesting details to inspire improvised sketches, scenes and characters. Praised by IMPACT magazine as “an Unpolished Charm”, the Vox Pops will leave the audience in stitches.

Insecurity: An Art Isn't Sexy Performance
Monday 10th December,
Performance: 7-8pm
Doors: 6pm

The Exhibitionists will also feature Art Isn't Sexy, a performance group led by Surface's very own Nathan Dean. Insecurity is an improvised theatrical act focusing on a character known as 'Jack'. When Jack is commissioned to write a play but sets nothing down until the final rehearsal, the cast will have to muddle through without script or director. Insecurity is a fully improvised performance exploring the nature of theatre, and the insecurities that come with such a turbulent environment.

Advance booking: Eventbrite
On the door: £5

The Exhibitionists will open in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Unknown Knowns: An Exhibition by David Cantrill and Sophie Morton in the Project Space. As always there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Pheasantry.

Free Entry: Everyone Welcome

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Nov
30
to Dec 15

Unknown Knowns: An Exhibition by David Cantrill and Sophie Morton

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Unknown Knowns: An Exhibition by David Cantrill and Sophie Morton
1 - 15 December 2018
Opening Night: Friday 30 November, 6 - 9pm

Surface Gallery is excited to announce Unknown Knowns, an exhibition by David Alexander Cantrill and Sophie Kate Morton.

Unknown Knowns is a collaboration between Cantrill and Morton, which borrows from Slavoj Zizek's work on the unknown and engages with themes of the real, human imprints, and ecological accountability. Cantrill’s work explores our sense of place, reproduction and representation. His work questions the integrity of image in its representation of the natural world. Through mark making and other processes, the materiality of the work helps to create a more ephemeral and authentic experience. Information begins to break down from one representation to another, emphasising the veneer and the falsity of the representation. Morton’s work explores human and non-human relationships within our so-called anthropocentric era. Her work interrogates socio-political concerns such as consumerist culture, as well as ecological and environmental matters through the speculative lens of the apocalypse. Together the works create a narrative of human relationships within the natural world, and expose the facades erected to evade responsibility for the consequences of our successes as a species.

Unknown Knowns opens in the Project Space in conjunction with our annual volunteer show, The Exhibitionists, in the Main Gallery. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Pheasantry.

Free Entry: Everyone Welcome

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