Under the Counter, Smiths Row 18 Sep – 30 Oct 2010

Back in April I mentioned this exhibition, which I’d just invited the maker collective Intelligent Trouble to work on with me. It’s been fantastically realised. All of IT but particularly Helen Carnac have put a lot of through and energy into it. It’s on the Smiths Row website, but here are a few installation images again.

The way that the exhibition uses the space celebrates the way I feel about this lovely building in Bury St Edmunds, the Market Cross. It’s an unconventional yet completely successful gallery space, with masses of natural light, a clear wide-open yet warm feeling, and a modest architectural charm – it’s not in your face,¬† but very gracious. Every exhibition I plan for there makes me think so much about the space and how to use it to showcase contemporary art and craft. It changes a lot through the seasons in terms of light and feeling – sometimes you have to work to counteract that, but there are myriads of ways to do it.

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