Friday, 14 November 2008

On Our Watch 22 Nov - 7 Dec


Gallery 10 overlooks the Minster graveyard. Jo Thomas and Alex Buhagiar present work inspired by observing this green space.

Visitors are invited to browse or leave their own mark on the gallery, by participating in the interactive pieces and making their own contributions to the show. Video, photography, sound, and mixed media feature in this exhibition, as do local environmental groups.

Opening Event:
Sat 22nd Nov 1 - 3 pm

Discussion Event:
Sun 30th Nov starts 2.30pm

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jo thomas said...

Further Information
‘On Our Watch’

November 22nd – December 7th
Tues – Sun 11 - 6, Thurs 1-8 (closed Monday)

Gallery 10
10 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 2JR (beside the Purple Turtle bar)


Gallery 10 overlooks the Minster graveyard. Jo Thomas and Alex Buhagiar present work inspired by observing this green space.

The artists invite visitors to browse or leave their own mark on the gallery, by participating in the interactive pieces and making their own contributions to the show. Video, photography, sound, and mixed media feature in this exhibition, as do local environmental groups.

People, as well as nature, are central to this exhibition. From her studio window, overlooking the graveyard, Jo Thomas has carefully recorded the Maple tree over time as well as the life that happens around it, from the plastic bag caught in its branches to people watching the world go by.

So much that we take for granted in the environment is on death row. While there is still time, what can we do? Alex Buhagiar addresses this question by inviting local groups, actively engaged in caring for the environment, to Gallery 10, where visitors can meet, or make contact with, them. These include Reading Natural History Society, Friends of the Earth, the Civic Society, LETS, Reading Borough Council, Berkshire Ornithological Club, Rising Tide, BTCV, WEN, National Trust Volunteers and Econet.

Alongside this, she has produced work based on recent observations of the graveyard and conversations with people associated with it.

Opening event: Saturday, November 22nd 1-3 pm (all welcome).
Further information/ updates: http://hang-on-artists.blogspot.com/

Contact: Jo Thomas jo@jothomas.net or 07884 355123
Alex Buhagiar alex@buhagiars.freeserve.co.uk

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The artists would like to thank Danny Fraifeld and Greg Muden at the Purple Turtle for their sponsorship http://www.purpleturtlebar.com/