C&C Gallery Residency Programme and Workshop

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This summer, C&C Gallery will be hosting an innovative residency programme. During August the gallery space will be transformed into a dynamic studio environment to facilitate the production of artworks in response to ideas surrounding the condition of blindness.  In order to cast a shadow across this subject a number of artists will engage with a whole repertoire of processes, from casting to laser scanning , this lively experimental environment will seek to ask questions in the broadest sense, the whole gallery environment becoming the blank canvas to draw on, engaging all the senses in order to reconsider our perceptions on this subject.

The merging of the gallery with the artist's studio will also challenge the customary boundaries of these spaces, and look to expand the idea of artistic practice, the location of C&C gallery- linked to the popular restaurant and bar, Canvas and Cream adding a further dynamic to this relationship. The invited artists, Ian Dawson, Claude Heath, Louisa Minkin, Nicola Thomas, John Greenwood, Jenny Dunseath, including two from the open call, Michael Colegate and Mhairi Vari, will periodically inhabit the space- each artist leaving traces of their experimentation for the audience to witness, experience, and participate in the evolution of the project dependant on an openness to develop the work within these conditions.

To accompany the residency Ian Dawson will also be hosting as special workshop on new 3D scanning and printing technologies. In this session you will be introduced to a range of scanning processes, including laser and photogrammetric scanning, be introduced to the software for the manipulation of the scanned data. 3D digital files will be produced during this session and can be taken away for 3D printing (please bring your own memory stick!).

Workshop date: 23rd August 2015
Cost: £20
Please contact [email protected] to book

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.