Sixteen artists from the east and west Midlands are exhibiting their work as part of a new exhibition called EAST MEETS WEST 2.0 in QUAD this summer.
The exhibition presents emerging artists working with moving image or photography based within the Midlands region on the theme of ‘Leisure’.
The exhibition is a fascinating and diverse collection of interpretations, from projects delving into drinking culture, documenting community-led action to save a local swimming baths, to a sensitive portrait of a young Shetland Island resident’s use of his leisure time. The theme of ‘Leisure’ links to explored in Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf which will also be on display in QUAD’s main Gallery Spaces.
EAST MEETS WEST 2.0 includes artists Jim Brouwer & Simon Raven, Jacqueline Carey, Theo Ellison, Attilio Fiumarella, Emma Georgiou, Anne Giddings, Daniel Hayes, Geoff Hodgson, Amy Huggett, Holger Martin, Tracey McMaster, George Miles, Marta Soul, Clive Wheeler and Dan Wheeler.
The sixteen artists were selected from an open call and selected by a panel of experts, the selected artists’ work will be exhibited in QUAD, before touring to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with GRAIN Projects, Birmingham.
EAST MEETS WEST 2.0 will be on display in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces from 2nd July until 4th September 2016.
Image: Anne Giddings, Western Edge: Playground of the Black Country