Xenotopia sweeps through the Gibberd Gallery

Lifestyle / Fri 13th Nov 2015 at 12:59pm

XenotopiaTHE GIBBERD Gallery is playing host to a prestigious art exhibition.

Xenotopia brings together the works from a number of well-known artists such as Grayson Perry and Pablo Bronstein.

Artists gathered together at the Gibberd at a reception evening.

Xenotopia is a group exhibition that explores ‘out-of-place places’, particularly strange, fictitious architecture, and ‘xenospaces’, imagined, meta-geographic locations that exist only theoretically, ethereally or subconsciously.

‘Xenotopia’ is a term coined by British travel writer Robert McFarlane to describe an uncanny landscape. Xeno is the Greek word for ‘other’, or that which is ‘different in origin’, while topia is the suffix deployed by Thomas Moore in the title of his celebrated 1516 book, Utopia – a work of political philosophy manifested through the depiction of a fictionalized island society.

Saturday Openings:

Family workshop Saturday November 21st 11am – 2pm Open to public

12pm – 2pm: Free, drop-in workshop for all ages and families to participate in together. Led by digital artist Alex Bearne, you will be tutored in creating your own digital masterpiece using iPad technology, taking inspiration from the works in :Xenotopia and Harlow’s architecture. The finished images will be projected into the gallery space.

The exhibition runs until Dec 17th.

Family workshop Saturday December 12, 11am – 2pm Open to public

12pm – 2pm: Artist Ellen Love will be running an imaginative practical workshop for families to experiment in creating mono-prints with unique textual effects. Explore the :Xenotopia exhibition and create your own unique print of an alien environment using everyday objects. This is a free drop-in workshop for everyone.

Curator Walk and Talk:

Thursday November 26th

6.30pm – 7.30pm: Free.

To book a place, please contact the gallery.

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