Wolstenholme: Young Pines Presents No Vacancy

Wolstenholme: Young Pines Presents No Vacancy

16 – 25 March

Viewing: 15 March 18 – 21:00

Arts and Literature collective ‘Young Pines’ launch their second
self-initiated project ‘No Vacancy.’ An exhibition of visual art
based on the poetry of Greg Gibson, explores overpopulation by
imagining a crowded hotel used as a refuge by survivors of a natural
disaster. Featuring work from – Will Daw, Christine Gore and Thom
Isom.

Wolstenholme Creative Space will host the one off exhibition of
prints, installations, illustration, video and audio exploring the
story of the hotel and it’s residents.

Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool
11 Wolstenholme Square
Liverpool
L1 4JJ

PRIVATE VIEW –

THURSDAY 15TH MARCH, 6-9PM

INCLUDING A ONE OFF PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING WITH LOCAL PERFORMANCE
ARTIST MARK GREENWOOD AND MUSICIAN JON DAVIES – BASED ON THE POETRY
OF GREG GIBSON

Young Pines is a group of 10 interns working for innovative creative
agency Mercy. ‘No Vacancy’ has been produced by the second team of
four of these interns. Writer Greg Gibson, illustrator Will Daw,
designers Thom Isom and Christine Gore.

Other contributors include – Lauren Avery, Mark Greenwood and Jon
Davies

Writer Greg Gibson says –

“Poetry is seen by the masses as this unapproachable, complicated,
solitary thing, and as a group we wanted to dispel this image from our
project, we didn’t want poetry to be something that was just heard or
just read, but something that was accessible to everyone and everyone
could take something away from.

As a project the concept, poetry and artwork has evolved
simultaneously. Each poem is a different room in the hotel and has a
different theme, point of view, characters and form. And each is going
to be presented or represented in the show in different ways…”

Young Pines is an agency formed by the participants in the Mercy
internship programme. They are a collective of illustrators, designers
and creative writers who can make work for the web or print, curate
events or craft copy. In their first four months they’ve worked for
clients ranging from local arts organisations to massive corporations,
providing all kinds of creative work from drawing and writing to video
and web branding. The scheme is funded by Arts Council England’s
Grants for the Arts as part of Mercy’s programme of new work.

Mercy is a hybrid design/arts agency. We produce distinctive graphic
design for lifestyle brands, cultural and music institutions amongst
others, and curate an interdisciplinary programme of work across
contemporary poetics and the arts.

http://youngpines.com/
http://www.mercyonline.co.uk/
http://www.wolstenholmecreativespace.com/

hello@youngpines.com
info@wolstenholmecreativespace.com

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