We are excited to have the Partition Parables Exhibition open this month at our gallery. Our current artists in residence will be installing their work to be exhibited from the 25th of November.
Our artists in residency:
Rachel Magdeburg is a visual artist and writer based in the West Midlands. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton in the School of Art, conducting practice-based research into contemporary painting and the concept of the Anthropocene. Rachel’s paintings respond to art history, popular and digital culture, and questions that pervade living in a consumerist capitalist society. Rachel combines theoretical research with an experimental, observational and improvisational approach to art making, enjoying materials, happenchance and accidents.
Rachel hopes that the residency will present a wonderful chance to explore new work in and for a different space. “Meeting people from an unfamiliar community affords connection and exchange that is both daunting and exciting”.
Tarla Patel is a Contemporary visual artist based in Coventry, completing an MA in Contemporary Arts at Coventry University in 2019, her practice incorporates a multidisciplinary approach that stems from photography and film. She is the custodian of the Masterji Estate, a photography archive that has been recognised as providing a social documentary of fellow migrants coming to Coventry, UK from the Indian Sub-continent during the postwar era to the millennium. Her work has been greatly influenced by the archive and her direction of work primarily runs through the ideas of memory, space, and identity.
Tarla’s project during the residency is investigating the idea of how people keep their connections to home, how it creates a sense of belonging through actions of nurture and care. Her project hopes to look at this connection of migration and belonging through the domesticated stories of small-time agriculture. Through the nurturing of plants and flora, families have kept their link to a faraway country alive, and the cultivation of traditions and memories.
Exhibition Date & Time: From 25th November 2022 – 13th January 2023
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