Anne Bean & Gary Stevens interviewed by Diana Damian…

Following the closing event of WAKE & ARCHIPELAGO, Diana Damian interviewed artist-curators Anne Bean & Gary Stevens for http://www.theatrevoice.com. … I wanted something that involved time and distance — and finally I arrived at this 100 kilometers of river and 20 hours of duration. Anne Bean Listen to the interview in full on the Theatre … Continue reading

Interview with Anne Bean…

At the end of the process of WAKE, Visible Tracks blogger Victor Delvecchio asked Anne Bean about her reasons for initiating the project and her thoughts on its development. … VD: What brought you to curate WAKE? AB: I don’t see it as curating but as initiating a concept. I wanted to create a dialogue and … Continue reading

The Penultimate WAKE and ARCHIPELAGO…

The Penultimate WAKE & ARCHIPELAGO By Flavia Malim  Under the cool shadow of the trees I enter Dilston Grove and exchange weather related comments with the girl on the desk, who recognises me, this having been my at least my fifth visit. I lean on the heavy wooden door and it gives way, letting me … Continue reading

WAKE/ARCHIPELAGO – as we’re not far away from the end, what of it?…

WAKE/ARCHIPELAGO – as we’re not far away from the end, what of it? By Diana Damian The two exhibitions taking place in tandem, at Dilston Grove and Cafe Gallery, present a challenge to the usual restrictions imposed by curated exhibitions. On one hand, WAKE presents a structure where six artists inhabit the gallery one after the … Continue reading

Interview with Rachel Lowe…

While the final contribution to WAKE is looming, Rachel Lowe last week opened a meticulous time split and sent all evidence of a narrative to an hypothetical dimension. Fifth and penultimate artist, Rachel Lowe turned Dilston Grove into abysmal darkness. Amplifying the dramatic undertone that Carl Von Weiler had previously set, the only remains of … Continue reading

Egg Hunt…

Last week at Café Gallery, strange things were going on… There seemed to be mysterious sightings of alien objects in unusual places. Visitors came across eggs, roses, notes and ribbons in the most unexpected of places and many found themselves on a hunt for clues. Laura Milnes documented some of her egg hunt… …. It … Continue reading

It’s always the quiet ones…

It’s always the quiet ones. By Amy Pettifer While several of the other works in ARCHIPELAGO are brazenly engaged in transgression and trespass – planting spies, growing and trailing over lines of division – Ian Bourn’s work Skirting (Version 1) is staging a subtle revolution. Situated in a room just off the main space, away … Continue reading

The odyssey of the yellow ribbon…

The odyssey of the yellow ribbon By Mara Minculescu What has become of the now famous yellow ribbon which Anne Bean introduced us to in the first week of WAKE? I cannot help but ask myself this question on each of my weekly visits to Dilston Grove and dream of different ways in which one … Continue reading

because you might as well make a world that sort of works…

because you might as well make a world that sort of works By Joanna Brown ARCHIPELAGO is an experiment in democracy; an attempt at crossing the ever increasing divides that exist in our culture. This is seen in the positioning of ARCHIPELAGO in a gallery which sits beside a children’s playground in a park. It … Continue reading

Interview with Carl von Weiler…

WAKE week 4 Carl von Weiler. Photo by Laura Milnes

On the 11th of June, Anne Bean released onto the floor of the Dilston Grove gallery 100 kilometres of shiny, golden ribbon. A fantastic array of media then followed; in the work of William Cobbing and David Cotterrell, videos and sounds were projected adding movement to the still, spreaded ribbon until Carl Von Weiler, the … Continue reading