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"Voluntary Action"
2007-08-25 until 2007-09-08
Changing Room
Stirling, , UK United Kingdom

The Changing Room presents a group exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the gallery. Voluntary Action. Since 1997 The Changing Room has brought emerging and established artistic talent of international standing to Stirling - such as the solo commission A Public Announcement in 1998 with this year's Turner Prize nominee Nathan Coley The Gallery has provided a critical forum for vocational training and peer support for locally-based artists and young people to explore, develop and challenge their ideas and experience of art. Voluntary Action.

The first UK screening of Sad In Country (Part 1) by Catherine Vertige and Kosten Koper will be the highlight of the exhibition closing event on 8 September. The film considers the Belgian avant-garde art scene from 1968 to the present day, and raises questions about the relevance and role of artist collectives and the artist as an individual. Kosten Koper, from Stirlingshire, is currently based in Brussels.

A text will accompany the show written by Jenny Brownrigg, the director of the exhibitions department at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.

Events Programme

includes work by over 20 artists offering a wide range of approaches, styles, ideas and artforms in a dynamic show. The exhibition offers a platform to Sarah Forrest, Amy Ma rletta and Stephen Murray to exhibit new work developed from their current residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, Aberdeenshire. Alongside this is also new work by Emma Hamilton, winner of the 2004 Jerwood Photography Award; site-responsive sculpture by Bea Drysdale; prints by Frances Ryan; a mural incorporating sound by recent Glasgow School of Art graduate David McNeil; and experiments with sculptural form by current GSA Environmental Art student Gary Bolam. showcases artwork from a roster of over 50 volunteers who have run the gallery over the last ten years and is organised by current volunteer staff.

Friday 24 August 6 - 9pm
Birthday Celebration and Exhibition Opening
Join us for the first viewing of the new exhibition and the chance to meet artists in the show and for the gallery tenth birthday celebration where there will be live music, birthday cake, cocktails and revolutionary vegan birthday cupcakes made filmmaker Emma Balkind.

Saturday 8 September 3.30pm
Film Screening
The first UK screening of Sad In Country (Part 1) by Catherine Vertige and Kosten Koper. The film considers the Belgian avant-garde art scene from 1968 to the present day, and raises questions about the relevance and role of artist collectives and the artist as an individual. Koper‚s previous films include Hommage Gainsbourg, 2005, The Way Out, A Portrait Of Xentos Jones, 2003, a collaboration with Luke Fowler included in Becks Futures 2005 and You're Not Blank, 2001.

Entry to the exhibition and events is FREE.

IMAGE
Emma Hamilton,
Lingula Rose, 2004


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