What does ‘place’ look like? How do we define it, how do we value the places that we live/visit/dream of?
In the past year, the idea of place has changed greatly. With restrictions on travel and greater time being spent indoors, notions of place have been challenged, altered or adapted.
In response to this Crescent Arts, Scarborough commissioned nine artists Georgia High, Ro Hardaker, Rhiannon Kendall, Sarah Mole, Molly Newham, Aphra O’Connor, Kat Spence, Sommer Vass and Meg Wellington-Barratt via an open call to respond to the theme. Their work varies across mediums ranging from film, performance, ceramics, illustration, sculpture, writing and audio. These diverse works highlight the nuances of the term and will get audiences to reflect on what place means to them, whether real, a memory or imagined.
3rd June – 28th August 2021
Thursday to Saturday (10 am – 4 pm)
Georgia High, Ro Hardaker, Rhiannon Kendall, Sarah Mole, Molly Newham, Aphra O’Connor, Kat Spence, Sommer Vass and Meg Wellington-Barratt
The space is wheelchair accessible.
[ID: The first image shows a piece by Meg Wellington-Barratt. Against a graph sheet surface is a collage of a hand in black and wait cupping the image of a man in bed, holding an ice cream with a flake. His head has been cut out and shows an old vintage snapshot of Valley bridge in Scarborough. Over the image reads the text ‘Place, June 3 – August 28 2021.’
The background of the second image is grass green, two old nostalgic photographs are shown in the background, one of a picture of a bathtub overfilled with lots of bubbles, with the figure in the tub cut out, to reveal an old image of a woman underneath. Over the image reads the text of each artist in white font, ‘Georgia High, Ro Hardaker, Rhiannon Kendall, Sarah Mole, Molly Newham, Aphra O’Connor, Kat Spence, Summer Vass, Meg Wellington-Barratt.’]
Graphic design by Saul studio
Background collage by Meg Wellington-Barratt