To celebrate May Day, get Exeter’s West Quarter together and as an excuse to eat cakes and drink tea, the Spacex gallery held a colourful May Day tea party.
Stowage is an exhibition of small-scale artworks in the shop windows of Exeter’s West Quarter. One of the curators, Gabrielle Hoad, reveals the thinking behind the show and reflects on the results.
Stowage is about storing things in tight spaces, about making ideas portable, luggage-sized, able to move from place to place. It’s a collection of art built in and around old-fashioned sweet jars that brings together artists and retailers in sometimes unexpected conjunctions.
Exeter-based artist Volkhardt Muller is one of three artists with a residency at the Spacex gallery working on the project Random Acts of Art, which aims to focus the gallery on its environs – Exeter’s West Quarter. We got in touch to find out more….
Some of Exeter’s oldest shopping streets will be transformed into a walk-through gallery this spring. Independent traders in the city’s Fore Street and New Bridge Street are hosting small-scale works by more than 20 artists from across the UK.