Borders 2022 - the Ipswich leg
Ipswich Art Gallery, High Street, Ipswich
14 May - 19 June 2022
This will follow the Open at the Ipswich Art Gallery. Those who have previously registered their interest at the start of this collaboration will have received a letter by email from Bryan Whiteley. If you have not received it, do get in contact with Bryan or any member of the committee.
We particularly hope that anyone who was unable to create or deliver their work to Firstsite in 2020 will be able to take part this time. There is good space available at the Ipswich Gallery, so we have a chance to show again the works of all the artists. Please remember to confirm your participation by 31 January. We hope that the film documenting this excellent collaboration will be shown as part of the event.
After the Borders exhibition the Gallery will be closed to facilitate the refurbishment of the Museum so don’t miss this chance to visit before the doors are once again closed for an extended period.
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH
Friday 24 July - Sunday 1 November 2020
10am - 5pm
Admission Free. No booking required.
The Colchester and Ipswich Art Societies explore their mutual border, the River Stour, in an exhibition that celebrates the thriving creativity of the region, the joy of making and the enjoyment and well-being gained through experiencing art.
Over 120 members of the Art Societies have set out to examine their place in the landscape as they look across to the opposite side, and consider what borders mean more widely. What are borders? What are they for? What do they mean to people politically and emotionally?
Hung geographically to mirror the flow of the river, paintings, print, sculpture and textiles take you on a trip downstream, where you’ll encounter expressions of the landscape, and life that surrounds it.
Artworks within the exhibition are for sale, with proceeds going to Firstsite and the artists – in support of the making and showing of future artworks and exhibitions.
If you are interested in purchasing an artwork, please contact Firstsite or speak to a member of the team during your visit. T: 01206 713 700 E: email@example.com
Firstsite has implemented safety measures to help visitors feel secure and enjoy their time at the gallery. Numbers are limited throughout the day to maintain 2 metre physical distancing, along with a one-way path throughout. Hand sanitiser stations have been installed at regular intervals in the building.
For added health, security and peace of mind for staff and visitors, Firstsite has also installed Perspex screens at the Welcome Desk and shop till. Only cashless payments will now be accepted. Visitors are recommended to wear masks during their visit although this will not be compulsory except in the shop.
See the slideshow below for views of the Gallery.