Sit & Look | Ross Hamilton Frew

EXHIBITION | 1st - 10th July 2022

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 12pm – 5pm
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 12pm – 5pm

Preview: Friday 1st July 6pm – 8pm

Sit & Look is bright in colour and simple in shape. It’s playful and informed by childcare. There may be shelves, chairs, drawings, collages, and maquettes.

Ross H Frew’s practice sits at the intersection between contemporary art practice and design and consists mainly of bricolage, sculpture, collage, and drawing. His recent focus has been the development of usable/functional sculpture with a sense of ad-hoc-ism. These works address consumption, sustainability, and materiality through the reuse and recycling of waste and found materials.

For 36 Gallery, Frew will showcase a developing series of decorative shelving alongside a collection of ad- hockist chairs and other developing ideas. The exhibition, ‘Sit and Look’, will bring together six months of studio development and include works made with his three-year-old daughter. This parent and child play has made Frew’s practice more playful, incorporating bright colours and simple shapes.

With this approach, Frew aims to embrace the material interplay between mark-making, material, shape and form, and although sculptural in form, the works are ultimately informed by his background in drawing, painting, and collage. They have been made intuitively using the materials he has gathered or found. Scrap wood, plastic waste, and bits of furniture will be reconfigured in the gallery space to create an environment where viewers can sit and contemplate the wall-based shelves. These sculptural wall reliefs are populated with the tests and maquettes that have informed this research period.


The former 36 Lime Street Gallery was established in 2009 as an artist run space to provide a platform for emerging and established artists to experiment and take risks with new work. Selected by committee from an open call, 8 proposals are selected and exhibited throughout the year.

The gallery space continues to provide a platform as 36.