WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL?
PRESS RELEASE PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION 6 th April – 9 th April 2012 Garden Gallery, Museum of Farnham, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DX ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ showcases a collection of diverse ways in which a group of upcoming artists envision art in the contemporary world today. This type of exhibition shows how practising artists wishing to become professional artists need to be equipped to deal with a wide r ange of practical, intellectual, administrative and managerial problems. Rather than simply viewing these considerations as the onerous requirements with being in business, many artists embrace these factors nowadays. They regard them as inter -connected forming a holistic professional whole. This transformation has been paralleled by an unprecedented increase in the number and range of spaces available to exhibit in; from thematic and heavily curated group shows to independently run spaces. The purpose of the show is to present this analysis to an enduring audience. These locally studied artists from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham intend to express their encapsulating happenings. By taking into account of past to present, this exhibition assures explanation of their journeys towards the incessant process of becoming an artist. EXHIBITING ARTISTS Eve Allsop, Hannah Davies, Emma Foster, Carl Gent, Timothy Holt, Tansy Hutcheson-Lovett, Helen Jarvis, Adam Kelly, Ben Mobbs, Sally Monk, Janet Morton, Karys Munns, Louise Patey, Christopher Pike, Paul Waddington and Fran Webster.
EXHIBITION ADDRESS Garden Gallery, Museum Of Farnham, 38 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DX EXHIBITION DATES Friday 6 th April – Monday 9 th April 2012 PRIVATE VIEW Thursday 5 th April 2012 (19:00 – 21:00) OPENING TIMES Friday – Monday (09:00 – 17:00) Sunday (12:00 – 16:00) ADMISSION Free
Visit www.whybehappy.co.uk, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Images: From left to right: Ben Mobbs, Helen Jarvis and Christopher Pike.