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Platform artists in residence Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson will work with a group of performers – Jowanna Rose, Sam Holland, Megan Gibson and Heather Morgan – to explore the notion that a problem shared is a problem solved. Together they will develop a new work that looks at how movement is used when language fails, or seems hard to summon. The development of the work will be presented in the gallery as a game-like process of learning and repeating.

Drop in to see Lucy, Edward and the performers in the gallery rehearsing 2pm until close on Fridays (22 and 29 January) throughout the residency. During each session  there will be a short performance of the work in progress and an opportunity for conversation with the group. No need to book, just turn up at 5.30pm.

The residency will culminate in a series of final performances on the following dates:
Friday 5 February, 6.30pm
Saturday 6 February, 4pm
Saturday 6 February, 6.30pm

Here’s a short video of Lucy and Edward talking about their residency:

Platform is a nationally unique artistic development programme, which gives our galleries over to an artist, or group of artists, to make new work in public. Come explore how ideas are born, nurtured and developed into new work. The gallery will be open as usual Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm.


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