Wolstenholme Creative Space – Album


18 September – 17 October 2010

Album is an exhibition comprised of new and existing works by 17 young artists currently studying on the RCA’s renowned Photography MA course in London. Working across the disciplines of photography, film and video, new site-specific works, which seek to respond to the particularities of the city will be produced and shown for the first time.

Greta Alfaro, Johnny Briggs, Rachel Louise Brown, Tom Clarke, Rebecca Court, Emma Critchley, Jenny Ekholm, Kevin Gaffney, Andrew Lacon, Nadege Meriau, Tom Mills, George Petrou, Tom Pope, Megan Powell, Anne Shuhmann, Vicki Thornton, Hitomi Kai Yoda.

Whilst the exhibition does not seek to tie individual artists together via an overarching theme, a unified intention to create and reconstitute existing works, in relation to the project space, is common to them all.

Intrigued by the prospect of exhibiting in an unconventional building, the decision to show at Wolstenholme Creative Space was made by the group, in order to allow a reciprocal influence to take place. For some of the artists this has enabled them to develop site-specific work across the building’s interior and exterior, allowing visitors to physically interact with the artwork.

Other artists will be presenting still or moving images, sculpture and mixed-media installations. The exhibition will feature work that deals with political issues, family relationships, underwater portraiture and human interventions.

The RCA Photography Department has a world-renowned reputation for providing a critical and educational environment in which students can develop as artists with photography at the core of their practice.

Alumni of the course include successful practitioners working in both fine art and the commercial sector, including Alison Jackson, Bob Carlos Clarke, Sophy Rickett, Hannah Starkey, Paul Smith, Tom Hunter and Idris Khan.

The exhibition has been curated by Morgan Quaintance, an MA student from the RCA Curating Contemporary Art (Inspire) course.

Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.

Open: Thur-Sun 11.00 – 17.00 (Closed Mon-Wed)


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