When the past overhauls the present, you will forget that you can't remember

Barker, Garry ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1686-3738 (2016) When the past overhauls the present, you will forget that you can't remember. [Show/Exhibition]


A solo exhibition of drawings, textiles, animations and ceramics. This solo exhibition focused on the development of allegorical narratives including drawings made in response to stories told to the artist by recent migrants to Chapeltown in Leeds. The exhibition also included textiles, ceramics and animations, all of which were designed to open out the allegorical possibilities of recent stories told to the artist. The exhibition was an opportunity to show a much more extensive range of approaches to making work than previous exhibitions, as it included an opportunity to take over other spaces as well as the large gallery space itself. The exhibition was also used to showcase a second new set of specially designed cards and a board game that were used to help audience members generate their own narratives. Two artist’s talks were held during the time of the exhibition, one in the gallery itself and the other at Edinburgh Printmakers. A catalogue including a dedicated text by Angela Kingston and a short story by Ray French, accompanied by maps made by the artist, was produced for the exhibition.

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