Exhibition: 'Fully Awake 3:5', Curated by Ian Hartshorne & Sean Kaye at the Dyson Gallery
3 September 2018 to 14 September 2018 | Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5.30pm. Saturday & Sunday: 2–7pm
Battersea, Dyson Building
Private view: Tuesday 4 September, 6.30–8.30pm
Fully Awake is a group exhibition featuring work by 36 artists that celebrates the inter-generational relationships formed by teaching painting in UK art schools. The curators invite 12 artists to submit a piece of work and these artists then invite two ‘guest’ artists to exhibit with them: an artist that they have been taught by, and an artist that they have taught. This unorthodox approach creates engaging and surprising relationships between those participating.
Fully Awake is a five-part cycle of exhibitions. Initially presented at blip blip blip, Leeds, and subsequently at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, this exhibition at the Dyson Gallery is the third iteration.
The cycle of shows eschews thematic, aesthetic or theoretical concerns but aims to reveal instead much deeper levels of incidental human, personal, and psychological connections between student and teacher.
Charles Danby with Neil Jeffries and Jawbone Jawbone
Michael Evans with Alan Dyer and Mark Sibley
Lyndsey Gilmour with Karin Ruggaber and Izzy Thompson
Lothar Götz with Paul Huxley and Theresa Poulton
Annette Heyer with Roger Ackling and Paul Gallagher
Natasha Kidd with Tess Jaray and Will Kendrick
Sarah Longworth-West with Estelle Thompson and Jessica Burgess
Kevin O’Brien with Sam Fisher and Rosa Lee
Tim Renshaw with David Ryan and Nancy Milner
Dominic Shepherd with Andrew Stahl and Steve Moberly
Michael Stubbs with Gerard Hemsworth and Clara Hastrup
Virginia Verran with Trevor Sutton and Aimée Parrott