HOUSE festival organisers are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances the artist, Sam Curtis, has been unable to realise his exhibition at Blank gallery. Instead he has given the gallery space to local trades people and organisations to set up stalls from which to promote and sell their products and services. The stallholders will be holding a series of workshops and demonstrations for the public to see what they do and learn new skills.
Although Sam Curtis will not be exhibiting he will be launching a publication that looks at broad ideas around work, space and money. It includes a budget breakdown of his art projects from the past six years as well as interviews with people who work in the creative industries, retail, management, Barclays Bank as well as a homeless artist, his parents and many more.
Please visit Blank gallery’s website for an up-to-date list of local trades and organisations taking part and to book free tickets for workshops and demonstrations.
‘Exhibition Cancelled’ is a show conceived by Sam Curtis and developed in collaboration with BLANK Gallery
Sam Curtis’ work deals with the tensions between art and life. Using a mixture of video, performance, text and events, Sam questions our perception of the role of the artist.
[Pre-Show Event: PechaKucha featuring Sam Curtis, plus 9 other presenters]
Private View: Friday May 7 from 6 to 9.
Exhibition Open: Saturdays & Sundays between May 8th and May 23rd from 11 to 5
Blank Open Studios: Saturday May 16 & Sunday May 17, from 11 to 6.
Timed workshop slots of Sam Curtis’ show throughout the Open Studios weekend. Please check the website for bookings and details.
Detailed Opening Hours:
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th: 11am to 5pm
Saturday 15th & Sunday16th: 11am to 6pm
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd: 11am to 5pm