Final day of Seeing in the Dark exhibition! More than 600 visitors toured
the disused civic building in the centre of Rye to encounter responses of 12
artists – film, painting, drawing, installation and projection. Torch light tours,
curatorial discussion, artists talks, film screening in an air aid shelter and
Light Cafe delights made it a much frequented show. It has been a great project
following on from Matt Roberts Arts ALAS residency, collaborating with new
artists and negotiating around this new venue. Initiated by Paula MacArthur,
much effort went into making it happen within a short time. Thanks everyone!
Next project to come soon.
Saturday 15 December, last torch light tour 4:30pm
Exhibition closes 6pm
Record Saturday at Seeing in the Dark – nearly 400 visitors wandered
around the building to encounter paintings, drawings, film, installation and
projection. Well worth transforming the disused Fletcher Centre into a
temporary exhibition space!
Next on: Tour and discussion led by led by Matt Roberts, Chairman of ALAS /
Matt Roberts Arts and Paula MacArthur, artist and curator of Seeing in the Dark. Exhibiting artists Kirsty Lowry, Tom Banks, AnnaMaria Kardos, BerniceWilson
and Nick Archer will be talking also about their responses and artistic practices.
Wed 12 December, 6pm
The Fletcher Centre || Lion Street, Rye, TN31 7LB
Great comments are floating in the exhibition’s visitor book – what a read. Over
200 visitors came since opening last week to ‘Seeing in the Dark’, a multi-faceted exhibition with 12 international and UK based artist in the disused Fletcher Centre
in Rye. Torch light tours resume this Sat 4:30pm. The exhibition is open Thu-Sat,
11-6pm plus Sat late 8th December 6-9pm.
Wednesday 12th December, 6pm
You are invited to a tour and discussion of the exhibition; led by Matt Roberts, Chairman of ALAS/Matt Roberts Arts and Paula MacArthur, artist and curator of Seeing in the Dark. Exhibiting artists Kirsty Lowry, Tom Banks, AnnaMaria Kardos, Bernice Wilson and Nick Archer will be talking about their responses and artistic practices. Explore the shadowy spaces of the disused Fletcher Centre, by torch light before we switch on the spotlights, discuss the exhibition room by room and end with drinks in Kirsty Lowry’s Light Café.
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Matt Roberts Arts is a not-for-profit organisation creating opportunities for artists in
new locations and contexts. Matt Roberts Arts offers support to creative practitioners through regular lectures, workshops, national and touring exhibitions. After five
years of providing artists’ professional development support Matt Roberts has launched ALAS as a means of sharing knowledge about ways in which artists can gain exhibition experience and exposure for their practice. The Salon Art Prize is a yearly open call competition and part of the MRA programme.
Paula MacArthur is an artist and occasional curator. Trained at the Royal Academy Schools she has exhibited widely, e.g. John Moores Biennial Liverpool, National Portrait Gallery, RA’s Sackler galleries and Summer Exhibition. MacArthur has previously curated ‘Ivon Hitchens & his Contemporaries’ at Rye Art Gallery and co-curated a RAS Post- Graduate show at the Leipzig Grassi Museum (Germany). She recently took part in the ALAS Autumn Residency with several of the exhibiting artists where the inspiration for this new project began to take shape.
Seeing in the Dark has just opened and attracted already more then 200 visitors. Great response so far in exploring the disused building and encountering work of 12 inter-national artists, some of which have met at the recent Matt Roberts ALAS residency programme. Initiated and curated by Paula MacArtur, the show is open again this Thu-
Sat 6-8th Dec; with special late opening this Sat 6-8pm!
|| The Fletcher Centre || Lion Street, Rye, TN31 7LB
The Seeing in the Dark exhibition is now open to the public. Expect to encounter
art and artists throughout the building. Don’t miss the Light Café – an investigative installation by Kirsty Lowry on full spectrum light (and yes there will be some Cafe delights).
Exhibition venue || The Fletcher Centre || Lion Street, Rye, TN31 7LB
Open 1-15 December, 11am-5.30pm