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Out of Sight


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There is a tradition of artists and curators staging exhibitions in unusual places. I was part of a group show – in my former guise as an artist – in an abandoned Kwik-Save in Liverpool in 1999; on a student trip to the Romanian city of Iasi in 2003 I saw the 6th Periferic Biennial (curated by Anders Kreuger), one part of which, featuring many international artists working in a range of media, was situated in a former Turkish bath house. It is to be applauded – exhibiting complex contemporary art works in an idiosyncratic setting such as an underground car park. There is – of course – a vernacular to these places, such as there was with the old Kwik-Save, and the Turkish bath house in Iasi. The latter was all crumbling walls, patches of old tile work, faded grandeur and dusty corners; the former a cavernous, dilapidated empty box of a space echoing with the ghosts of former shoppers. Both spaces were enlivened by the audacity of works of art being set within them. No concessions were made to either of these spaces – no white walls and fancy lighting rig, no suggestion of trying to turn them into a white cube gallery. This, I expect, will obviously be the case with ‘Out of Sight’. The key, or trick, however, is to make the work stand out in such surroundings, and for it to not become subsumed within the architecture of the space.


The main thrust of ‘Out of Sight’ (or should it be ‘Out of Site’?) is not only for the exhibiting artists to show their work to a hopefully appreciative public, but to also find a platform outside of the normal criteria for exhibition (i.e.: the white cube space) and to highlight their role as perceived outsiders; or, more to the point, their role as art students at the dawn of a career. But there is an unfortunate pathos at play here. With the current political climate affecting many small professional gallery spaces across the UK, with many losing Arts Council England funding (funding indirectly meted out by DCMS and government), the opportunity for young and emerging artists of the future to exhibit their work with a established gallery is slowly, but surely, being eroded away. The setting for ‘Out of Sight’ is not strictly innovative. But I have a huge amount of admiration for the Arts University College at Bournemouth and the students that are nurtured there. There is hope within this pathos; the 33 on show here embody an innovative spirit that will surely endure.

- Peter Bonnell Curator and Writer, based at ArtSway in the New Forest


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‘Ash’

wood (ash) MA Fine Art oliver-adams@live.co.uk

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‘Stop. Look Left, Look Right’

pen on paper 2nd Year BA Fine Art laura-b101@hotmail.co.uk


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‘Into the Dark’

photography 2nd Year BA Fine Art george2088@live.co.uk

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‘Untitled’

acrylic, oil, spray enamel 2nd Year BA Fine Art britten_8@hotmail.com


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‘Bursting Seams’

fabric sculpture 2nd Year BA Fine Art 3203924@live.aucb.ac.uk

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‘The Brain’

installation, performance 2nd Year BA Illustration byngl05@hotmail.com


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‘Untitled 1 & 2’

mixed media, stitch 2nd Year BA Fine Art emma-christie@hotmail.co.uk


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‘Aware’

mixed media installation 2nd Year BA Fine Art www.michael-compton.com


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‘Petri Dish’ installation

3rd Year BA Digital Media 2nd Year BA Fine Art 3rd Year BA Digital Media tomdanielmoon@hotmail.co.uk kleonard1990@hotmail.com kavisound@gmail.com


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‘A Place I Dream Of’

acrylic on wood 2nd Year BA Illustration jessicadurden@hotmail.co.uk


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‘Sustainable Car’

wood, hemp 2nd Year BA Illustration 3183133@live.aucb.ac.uk

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‘Pearl Got Sick of Drawing’

pins on cork board Foundation pearl_306@hotmail.com


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‘City Development’

graphite, ink 2nd Year BA Illustration nathan.p.hackett@gmail.com


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‘You Can’t Hide’

paper boxes, ink 2nd Year BA Illustration nenne3014@gmail.com


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‘Lego City’

toy blocks, projection MA Interactive Media www.aditikulkarni.com

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‘Survival’

textile 2nd Year BA Costume 3201816@live.aucb.ac.uk


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‘Meltdown’

mixed media 2nd Year BA Fine Art

holliemackenzie89@hotmail.co.uk


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‘Untitled’

video and mixed media 2nd Year BA Fine Art pumpkin_c.21@hotmail.co.uk


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‘I’d Rather Be’

resin sculpture 2nd Year BA Fine Art www.issinash.co.uk

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‘Modern Primitve’

oil pastel, collage 2nd Year BA Illustration 3204283@live.aucb.ac.uk


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‘Watching You, Watching Me’ performance 2nd Year BA Fine Art ashleypeevor@yahoo.co.uk


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‘Oidish’

pipe, tape, wire, straps Postgraduate Fine Art deedmp@ntlworld.com


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‘Belief’

installation 2nd Year BA Fine Art www.laurieramsell.co.uk

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‘Ursa Major’

Pen, ink 2nd Year BA Illustration kate.rowland@hotmail.com


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‘Twenty-Four/Seven’

video installation, paper bags 1st Year BA Fine Art 3221835@live.aucb.ac.uk


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‘Concrete Wood’

photocopies 2nd Year BA Fine Art alison.summers@virgin.net


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‘Urban Brick’

typography, sculpture MA Graphic Design bana.t86@gmail.com


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‘Residents’

paper mache 1st Year BA Film production elizatvazquez@gmail.com


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‘Sequence, Walk Up and Ten Display Jumps’

audio cd, amplifier, speakers MA Fine Art andywalders@googlemail.com


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‘Untitled’

oil on canvas 2nd Year BA Fine Art joella1990@hotmail.co.uk


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‘Abandoned I & II’

monoprint, collage, acrylic 2nd Year BA Illustration www.susan-wicker.co.uk

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‘Rainpipes’

interactive installation 2nd Year BA Fine Art alice.williams@hotmail.co.uk


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‘We Will Make Things For You’ cardboard


I’m still unsure if the effort in equals the gratification out, but I want to do it again and again. Experience is at the heart of growth and understanding. - George Bills I am proud to have played part in the creation of a multi-disciplinary creative showcase that is readily available to local people. - Louise Byng This is part of a continuing effort to take exhibitions out of our studio and into the public view, in order to gain experience outside the official boundries of gallery spaces. - Michael Compton Despite its flaws, what i hoped this project achieved was to encourage our artists to celebrate their craft in new ideas and expressions as well as compel our audience to go visit them so we can stay relavant. - Nathan Hackett I’m really thankful for the oppurtunity and would like to make a personal thank you to the rest of the team for their hard work and also to Wilkinsons: without them none of this would have been possible. I hope that this is just the begining of the continuing emergence of pop up galleries in and around Bournemouth and that, as artists, we continue to fill the gap and take advantage of the spaces around us to create a strong creative force. - Ashley Peevor This exhibition has proved that art can exist anywhere, and that people will always want to discuss it. - Laurie Ramsell


We would like to thank Danny Berridge, George Dalglish, Jaggs, Tracey Pope, Jon Potts, all our artists and everyone who helped in making Out Of Sight possible. With a very special thanks to Stephanie James.

‘Out of Sight’

Wilkinsons Lower Car Park, Winton, Bournemouth 16th - 24th September 2011 Organisers: George Bills, Louise Byng, Michael Compton, Nathan Hackett, Ashley Peevor, Laurie Ramsell Foreword: Peter Bonnell Catalogue Design: Laurie Ramsell Editors: George Bills, Louise Byng, Michael Compton, Nathan Hackett, Laurie Ramsell Photographs: George Bills, Michael Compton, Hollie Mackenzie, Bana Toutounjee Printed by Copy XL, UK


OUT OF SIGHT  

Catalogue for 'Out of Sight' exhibition. Proudly shown 16th - 24th October 2011 in Wilkinsons Lower Carpark, Bournemouth.

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