The Studio Voltaire Capital Project
Studio Voltaire will open its doors after their £2.8 million capital project to expand and redevelop the site. The studio and exhibition space reopen with three exhibitions, the first and expansive exhibition of over 80 paintings, drawings and sculptures, from William Scott.
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of works presented in the public realm, surronding Studio Voltaire. Scott’s works can be seen as a form of activism, eloquently describing his desire for social change. Scott’s paintings address wider questions of citizenship, community and cultural memory.
Anthea Hamilton’s, The Garden is an ambitious project combining art and horticulture. Designed to be used by visitors, local residents and onsite artists, her planting scheme combines ornamental flowers and shrubs with edible plants. Artist Nicholas Byrne has been invited to design a gate for the garden, which further opens up the garden to the immediate neighbourhood, bringing art in the public domain.
Finally, Monster Chetwynd presents a new short film which continues her interest in the power of alternative energies. Free Energy is an exploration of the uncontainable energy that can be created within performance, as well as the individual’s role in society in relation to energy consumption.