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North South Divine

North South Divine
Library Shelf Location 17.NORT
Publication Date 2013
Description WW and Platform A are pleased to present North South Divine, an exhibition of works by eight artists which will be spread across two cities, in the North and South of the country. Organised in partnership between the two galleries, the exhibition will open in London at WW Gallery and tour to Middlesbrough’s Platform A Gallery. North South Divine makes obvious reference to the age-old geographical and traditional social tensions between both ends of the country. This opposition is brought into focus by the locations of the two collaborating venues: WW gallery is situated in Hatton Garden, the diamond district of London and home to purveyors of expensive decorative finery; while in contrast, Platform A exists within a North Eastern railway station, located deep in the heartland of heavy industry. The artists exhibiting in North South Divine have paid no heed to this dichotomy in the making of their work, yet all the artworks in the show possess a fusion of stereotypical bi-polar characteristics which suggest the gracefully gritty, the silently strong and the richly real. These are works which complement or overlap in their processes, materials, concepts and reference points. Strength meets sensitivity, serious creative practice meets humour; ultimately, the show expresses the very simple beauty of shared belief, the unity of ideas and the pleasure of real conversation.
Quantity 1
Pages 30
Author Kate Brindley
Format Exhibition Catalogue
Publishers WW Gallery, Platform A Gallery
Related Artists Annie O’Donnell, Phil Illingworth, Deb Covell, Tony Charles, Boa Swindler, Chiara Williams, Alison Wilding, Kate Davis
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Language English

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