Keeper(s)

Introduction to the exhibition The idea of Keeper had been with me for some years – that I would perform a piece for which I would manage a space full of objects over a period of time. When Mission Gallery offered this opportunity, the work developed in discussion with Amanda Roderick and other gallery staff, and…

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CIVIC

CIVIC has grown from an exhibition into a larger project, a network of practitioners and researchers, in conversation about art, architecture and the city; about cultural institutions, place, space, writing & walking. The first manifestation of this project in 2014 was as an interrogation of the city, an invitation to propose architectural and other interventions for…

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CIVIC Dogs

Bella Kerr: Civic Dog (Walks) I commissioned Matthew Otten, designer, to make 100 laser-cut slate dogs. The dogs were displayed at the Civic base – the glass porch of the old library building – until they were ‘distributed’ by participants on city walks, to be found (or lost) over future days, weeks or years. The…

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Bed and Table

Oriel Davies, Newtown: 04 July 2009 – 05 September 2009 The research identified a series of spaces including redrooms – the parental bedroom and the dining room. Bedrooms are private, the site of confidences, negotiations, plans, dreams, love, hate, sex, birth, illness and death. The dining table is public, the site of rituals that display and support…

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Curatorial Residency, New York

CIVIC Collaborative Curatorial Residency at Residency Unlimited New York. Bella Kerr & Amanda Roderick | October/November 2016 Read more about CIVIC A collaborative investigation of the visible and invisible structures and infrastructures centred on and around the art gallery and other cultural organisations, considering the role of partnerships, dialogue, learning, opportunity and engagement. The collaborative…

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Working with Opus

OPUS – Foundation Art & Design, Swansea, staff group In 2007 the staff of the Art and Designer course at Swansea decided to exhibit together for the first time. We took the name Opus from our first exhibition, Nascent Opus, and used it for some years as a way to present ourselves to the world…

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