THE DEN PROJECT is an ongoing scheme of site-specific works where the artists use all the objects in a room to build a den.  The character of the room and its inhabitants informing the personality and character of the construction. 


PROJECTS INCLUDE:

WE HAVE THE MIRRORS, WE HAVE THE PLANS
MOSTYN,  LLANDUDNO, 2010

EN RESIDENCIA, ASTURIAS, SPAIN, 2009

SCULPTURE STUDIO RESIDENCY, CHAPTER, CARDIFF, 2008


 

WE HAVE THE MIRRORS, WE HAVE THE PLANS
MOSTYN,  LLANDUDNO, 2010

Forming the centrepiece of the Galleries new programme, We Have The Mirrors, We Have The Plans is the first installment of a new and bold initiative to make an ongoing assessment of the very best developments in contemporary art in Wales with the participating artists nominated by six regional advisers.

The Den (Mausoleum) for this exhibition was constructed from the galleries archive.



EN RESIDENCIA, ASTURIAS, SPAIN, 2009

En Residencia was a site responsive project commissioned by and sited at La Laboral, Ciudad de la Cultura, Asturias, Spain. The exhibition featured works by 20 artists from both Wales and Asturias who were invited to respond to the unique site a former orphanage and now Culture 'city'.

The artistic interventions draw their inspiration from the unique environment, the archive material, abandoned artefacts and extraordinary history of the location. The spaces in which En Residencia takes place remain unrenovated and many of them (classrooms, stairwells, offices, antechambers and landings) are strewn with discarded objects and hundreds of pieces of furniture found in various configurations, both ordered and scattered.

En Residencia was conceived and curated by Marc Rees in collaboration with Benedict Anderson, and was produced by Sian Thomas, creative producer at mes:a.

Click here to read extract from en residencia catalogue



SCULPTURE STUDIO RESIDENCY, CHAPTER, CARDIFF, 2008

Sculpture Studio was a space created by Cardiff-based artist Cecile Johnson Soliz designed to host a series of residencies, events, workshops and discussion forums that focus on the 'sculptural object'.

The space has been designed as a flexible working space with custom-made furniture plus equipment and tools that give artist-sculptors an open, practical and contemplative space in which to think about and make sculpture.

As part of the programme of Chapter Gallery Off-site Projects, Johnson Soliz  invited a number of artists to undertake short residencies, and to host public seminars and film screenings that all broadly focus on sculpture. Recent Resident artists included Claude Heath, Melanie Counsell, Irena Kalodera, Louise Short, Bermingham and Robinson, Brighid Lowe, Sophie Michael, Richard Wentworth, Tina Schmeucker and Phyllida Barlow.


 
Click on images to enlarge               En Residencia photos by Warren Orchard

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