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Non-Fiction at the Together Our Space Gallery

Posted on 01, September 2010

Photography, paintings, installations and sculpture by 29 different artists will focus on the creative narration of facts, or true accounts of life events and experience in the Non-Fiction exhibition at Together Our Space from 24th September to 26th november 2010.

  • Artist Clare Smart, who was nominated for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, has contributed a deeply personal body of work about the complexities of schizophrenia, and its effects on her own family.
  • Hester Jones, whose work ‘keep still’ features on the poster for the show, explores maternal ambivalence in a series of photographs entitled ‘call yourself a mother’.
  • Sule Kermanci aims to make the viewer question reality with her half-human half-animal hybrids, each containing a degree of familiarity that creates simultaneous repulsion and attraction.
  • Alusine Shuma, who came to the UK to escape civil war in Sierra Leone, is one of four contributing artists from Cooltan Arts. His work focuses on the interaction between man, the land and the changing seasons.
  • Theresa Paton seeks truth through mathematics and its relationship to existence via meticulous large-scale paper sculptures.
  • Painter Ben Walker uses subdued tonal ranges to depict people affected by modern historical atrocities as ‘unseen’ or anonymous.

The show was devised by Christina Millare, Together Our Space curator. Christina comments: “Non-fiction is an exhibition that sees each artist gain an understanding and sense of self, history, belief and future through their individual creative practices. As a spectator we are invited to gain insight into the personal, astonishing and true moments and events that make up each artist’s ‘non-fiction’.”

View images from the exhibition on the Together Our Space pages or you can find more pictures in the online exhibition catalogue and on the event’s Flickr page.