Old Tannery exhibitions back on line
17th June 2011
The new roof is on, the new windows are in place, there are locks on the doors and the builders have left the building!! With only the electrician left to finish the wiring we can now begin to plan the resumation of the Culture Colony program of exhibitions at the Old Tannery, beginning with a show next month.
MOMA Wales, the owners of the Old Tannery are planning to integrate the space fully into their Tabernacl gallery complex. This requires a bridge to join the Tannery building physically to their current gallery space and allow access to and from each building. They are currently raising the funding to achieve this goal. In the meantime during this interim period MOMA Wales are giving Culture Colony the opportunity to arrange exhibitions for this space.
Ruth Lambert of MOMA Wales.
Culture Colony intends to organise exhibitions of art work that MOMA Wales has been unable to show in the past, large sculpture and performance for instance. We hope to demonstrate the potential of this space for contemporary art practice. We will continue as before with the ethos of giving recently graduated and emerging artists their first exhibitions and enabling established artists to experiment with new work.
The new roof has retained and preserved all of the original old beams which has kept the character of the space - but now we don't need to worry about masonry falling on peoples heads.
Performance artist Michelle Horacek investigates the potential of the space with her work in mind. One of the proposed projects for the space is a series of performance events in January and February next year.