Gallery opening times:
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July, 12pm – 5pm
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July, 12pm – 5pm
Preview: Friday 30th June, 6pm – 8pm
This green plot shall be our stage debuts the latest collaborative installation from artist-duo Abigail Hampsey and Georg Wilson. Drawing on the history of the rag trade along the Ouseburn and the flax mill that once operated on Lime Street, the exhibition weaves local narratives together with England’s broader folk and craft traditions.
The duo began collaborating on the Royal College of Art Painting MA in 2020, incorporating their shared interests and knowledge of England’s folklore and local customs, stretching from the north to the south of the country. In their largest work to date, the installation includes a handmade quilt: an object historically decorated as a medium for storytelling, which is embellished with both personal and significant geographical iconography for the two artists.
Abigail Hampsey and Georg Wilson have exhibited together in several shows across the UK, including Pigeon Park (London, 2021-2022), New Normal Projects (London, 2022) and Republic Gallery (Blyth, 2022).
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.