After spending a complete day hanging and installing work for the upcoming “Time, Place & Negotiated Space” exhibition for International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to see the project space come back to life after being closed for weeks whilst we have redecorated. It looks fabulous and the exhibition is really exciting!
UCLan’s Professor of Contemporary Art Lubaina Himid, has curated this show which features work from each of the female resident artists at Oxheys. We are excited because we feel it takes us to the next level and it feels like a ‘real’ gallery! Spending the day with Lubaina, listening to her thoughts and ideas on how and why to hang or install work in the various parts of the space was enlightening – and we did have some fun, as well. Our good friend David Henckel was on hand to climb ladders, fix things to the ceiling rafters and otherwise get into awkward places so many thanks to him for giving up his day and of course to Lubaina for giving up hers – we hope we have done you proud!
We can’t wait for the opening on Thursday 8th – we will have an open studio session between 1-2.30pm and then the exhibition Private View is between 6-8pm. See you there!