CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
Having seen the recent announcement to lockdown easing, which suggests the possibility for galleries to re-open, AirSpace will be looking carefully at the details, and the imposed safety regulations. We are eager to welcome guests back into our building, but will only do so when we can assure visitor, artist and staff safety. For small organisations such as ours, capacity to fulfil all of the regulations will be severely tested, and it may well be that we have to wait until further lockdown easing is announced. In the meantime, we will be continuing to explore possibilities within our programme to offer arts output and opportunities for artists. We'll keep our position updated here, in response to all future announcements and changing circumstances. Please find details of current activity below.
Part 2 of Danny Treacy's residency, COLLECTIVE TERRITORIES resumes in the Gallery in September - and we will be testing some public engagement during that project. More details soon.
AirSpace has been working in the background during Lockdown to do some development work. We have worked with Work-Form and Rich White on a brand-new website, launched in July.
CURRENT AIRSPACE PROJECTS
ARTISTS MAKE CHANGE
We are working with a-n The Artist Information Company to deliver Artists Make Change - a 12 month participatory R&D project designed to explore the role of the artist in society, and in particular to assess, and advocate for, how artists and art organisers can effectively work for change. The programme is full of public-facing resources, presentations, discussion groups, artist interviews and advice sessions. More information HERE
Our new programme of artist's residencies kicks off with Collective Territories
by Danny Treacy
, a 2-part, collaborative residency exploring the urban spaces of Stoke-on-Trent with people from Stoke-on-Trent. This 6 week residency has been reworked to function within the current lockdown restrictions, with the first research part happening remotely with online output, and then reconvening here at the Gallery later in the year, when new regulations allow. For more information, click HERE
Launching with a world exclusive in Stoke-on-Trent, the follow-up to the world famous ADP RIOT TOUR sees artist Jimmy Cauty present ESTATE, an interactive, multi-media touring artwork comprising of four concrete tower blocks built at 1:24 scale and displayed in a 40ft shipping container. It is in many ways a continuation of the ADP Riot Tour. Full Details HERE