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House Share

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House Share

Saturday 26 June - Sunday 5 September 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Television Cloth (1997) Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artists

Totem for thingly time (2014) Andy Holden, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.

Five Heads (1981) Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © The Estate of Jean-Luc Vilmouth

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibition

What does ‘home’ mean to you? 

House Share reveals the thoughts and experiences of young people in Essex during the three UK lockdowns, and their changing relationship to the home. 

Curated by Firstsite’s Young Art Kommunity (YAK) group, working in partnership with Firstsite and Arts Council Collection (ACC), with whom Firstsite is a National Partner 2019-22, the exhibition is a multi-sensory and interactive space designed to evoke a sense of each member’s home.

I hope that visitors feel comfortable and welcome within the exhibition space, and are inspired to reflect upon the role of their ‘homes’ and the connections these provide, in their lives then and now,” says YAK member, Freya Gascoyne, age 18 (@frey.art_ on instagram).

Many artworks in the show are from the Arts Council Collection, the most widely circulated national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art in the world, with the members of YAK selecting pieces by artists including Janice Kerbel, Jesse Darling, Tracy Mackenna, Matthew Dalziel & Louise Scullion and Jean-Luc Vilmouth, complete with interventions led by sound artist Frazer Merrick, poet Laila Sumpton, and artists Rita Castanheira and Emily Mulenga

House Share is also the first in a series of exhibitions curated by young people across the three ACC National Partner sites. Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange will follow with their exhibition, SEEN, in October 2021, with Sunderland hosting their exhibition curated by Young Curators, Celebrate Different, in early 2022. The exhibitions aim to bring young people together from across the country, connecting them with each other and with the Arts Council Collection.

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