As part of her solo exhibition at AIR Gallery artist Rosanne Robertson will be in conversation with Curator Greg Thorpe. The conversation will expand on subjects and themes of the work and take the form of a circle within the exhibition space. Conversation will be prompted by a text written by Rosanne on specific objects within the exhibition, their personal histories and how they unpack issues related to wider Queer and human experience. Queer experience, gendered objects and lesbian, masc and/or butch identities intersecting with class will be explored. Conversation started by Rosanne and Greg will open out around the circle to the audience who are encouraged to participate if they would like to. This format is chosen as a non-hierarchical way of presenting an artist talk- opening conversation with others as part of an ongoing practice.
AIR Gallery is accessible at ground level with step free access and a wheelchair accessible bathroom. This event is a LGBTQ+ safe space. As a feminist, lesbian and gender Queer artist in current transphobic times Rosanne would like to extend love and solidarity to all trans people and welcome them to this event without fear of transphobic ‘debate’.
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More information on To the Ground exhibition:
New works span drawing, assembled sculpture and sound installation playing with the idea of the moment and allowing it to unfold. The drawn figure is placed within the psychological space of the black ground defined as a structure withstanding violence. Drawing is presented as a political space in which to explore ourselves and the human body - in particular the female identified and Queer body. Robertson believes there is power in unfolding- in revealing and stripping back distrusting ways we have built around ourselves.
Greg Thorpe is a writer, artist and curator. He works for the Salford artist community, Islington Mill, and is the Project Manager Superbia, the programme of LGBT culture from Manchester Pride.