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Rhubaba

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Rhubaba Gallery and Studio is an artist-run organisation in Edinburgh that provides studio space for currently nineteen artists and an annual programme of exhibitions and events.

Rhubaba was founded in 2009 as a communal studio and project space. Established in response to a perceived gap in appropriate studio provision for recent graduates and through the desire to create a space dedicated to both the production and presentation of contemporary art, Rhubaba initially housed ten recent graduates from Edinburgh College of Art. During our first year we organised a series of exhibitions in temporary spaces around the city as well as with host venues further afield.

Rhubaba has continued to develop the programme and moved to Leith in 2010 to accommodate more studios and a permanent gallery space.

We are committed to generating a supportive workspace and a dynamic platform for local and international artists. Rhubaba aims to give early-career artists the opportunity to produce new work in a discursive environment, work collaboratively with other artist-led initiatives and explore wider debates in contemporary art, bringing exciting and challenging works to Scotland.

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  • community interest company

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Exhibitions include solo-shows by Ed Atkins, James Clarkson and Hannah James; groups shows and events with works by Nathalie De-Briey, Patrick Graf, Alex Gross, Rebecca Kressley, Ewan Sinclair, and collaborative projects with David Dale Gallery and Studios, Glasgow, Central Reservation, Bristol, Duchy Gallery, Glasgow, Intercity Mainline, London, Lombard Method, Birmingham and Outpost Gallery, Norwich.

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25 Arthur Street
EH6 5DA Edinburgh 55° 57' 55.3104" N, 3° 10' 38.046" W
GB

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2009

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KARST

Karst Gallery, Plymouth

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KARST is a non-profit, artist-led initiative in Plymouth focused on providing studio space and the exposure of international contemporary arts, offering innovative curatorial projects a test-bed for gallery presentation. KARST was founded in 2012 and functions as a venue for contemporary arts through selected and guest-curated projects working with partner organisations, collaborative groups and individuals.

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05.12.13 - 08.12.13

NOAH ANGELL

CRYING IN THE ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD RECORDING : Lecture / Performance / Sound Work:
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EXHIBITION : FILMS: 2006 - 2012 Showing: Oratory of a Ghost Director, Meditations on Violence, Singing of the birds, Slow Airs, Nocturne, Private Email to God, Each Dawn I Die, Morteau.

31.10.13 - 17.11.13

'SS BLUE JACKET'
Curated by Simon Bayliss and Lucy Stein

ARTISTS: BERYL COOK, PETER LANYON, SHANA MOULTON, EDWARD STEIN, LUCY STEIN, MERLIN JAMES, ROBERT LENKIEWICZ, SIMON BAYLISS, SIMON FUJIWARA

03.10.13 - 20.10.13

'Jeongmoon Choi : Explorer'

15.06.13 - 21.07.13

'INDIVIDUAL ORDER'
CURATED BY: Marianna Garin
ARTISTS: FRANCIS ALŸS, CARLOS BUNGA, GRACIELA CARNEVALE, KAROLINA ERLINGSSON, JIRÍ KOVANDA, MAIDER LOPEZ, ADRIAN PIPER

14.03.13 - 29.03.13

'MEMEX : An Autoscopic Exercise'
BRISTOL DIVING SCHOOL & THIRD BELGRADE

12.01.13 - 03.03.13

'LEGACY: Five Schemes, First Variation'
CURATED BY: Carl Slater
ARTISTS: GWENAËL BÉLANGER / BLUE CURRY / KAREN HENDERSON / JAMES McLARDY / RICHARD STONE

08.10.12 - 04.11.12

'TECHNICOLOUR YAWN'
CURATED BY: Nadim Samman
ARTISTS: STEVE BISHOP / ED FORNIELES / JAMES HOWARD / SHANA MOULTON / RYAN TRECARTIN

23.08.12 - 23.09.12

'MULTIPLE CHOICES'
ARTISTS: RICARDO BASBAUM / ANE HJORT GUTTU / MIHO SHIMIZU & OYVIND RENBERG (DANGER MUSEUM) / KATYA SANDER / ALEX VILLAR

22.06.12 - 15.07.12

'SPACEINVADER'
ARTISTS: KONSORTIUM: LARS BREUER / SEBASTIAN FREYTAG / GUIDO MÜNCH

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22 George Place Stonehouse
PL13NY Plymouth 50° 22' 7.4496" N, 4° 9' 25.3656" W
GB

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2012

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Limbo

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Limbo is an artist-led organisation based at the former electrical substation off Margate's High Street.

Limbo was set-up to create a resource supporting cultural development and experimentation in Thanet and beyond; providing affordable artist studios a gallery/project space and a programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, events and off-site projects.

Through its projects Limbo aims to create new points of reference or entry, through which challenging and unfamiliar ideas and methodologies can be experienced and discussed.

The project space at the Substation is the focal point for Limbo’s exhibition programme. It appears to be in transition: gallery lighting and whitened walls contrast with the imposing industrial structure of the room, where the transformers, rectifiers and switchgear once stood. Limbo takes inspiration from this aesthetic, aiming to bring different histories and practices together in one place.

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  • community interest company

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The Substation is centrally located in Margate, just off the High Street and a two-minute walk from the harbour. Margate is on the North East coast of Kent and just a two-hour ferry ride from France.

The building dates back to 1849, when it was apparently erected and functioning as coach house, stables, wash house and storehouse for Thomson and Son Brewers. In 1902 the property was sold for a mere £1,598.2s.9d to the Isle of Thanet Electric Tramways and Lighting Company and became part of a significant social and economic change, providing communication in the form of light, power and traction. High voltage alternating current from the generating station at nearby St Peters was passed through a series of step-down transformers and finally converted to DC using mercury arc rectifiers. This direct current was used to power an extended tramline and to provide lighting and domestic electricity for parts of Margate.

Use of DC for domestic consumers was unusual and potentially dangerous, but this spare capacity brought early access to electric power to the population of Margate. During the night the generators were shut down and a massive bank of batteries with “265 Tudor Cells” provided power for the early morning and late night trams, as well as for domestic lighting (the generators at St Peters were also shut down overnight). This arrangement lasted into the 1920s when demand for domestic and industrial power at night became too great. When the tramlines were finally closed down in the late 1930s the Substation continued to provide DC power to Dreamland amusement park until it converted to AC in the 1970s.

The substation equipment now sits outside at the front of the building in the space previously occupied by a lean-to veranda.

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Substation Project Space
2 Bilton Square High Street
CT9 1EE Margate 51° 23' 19.6476" N, 1° 22' 51.1932" E
GB

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  • private

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2006

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Crate

Crate Space, Margate

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Crate is an artist-led organisation based in East Kent supporting contemporary visual artists’ research and practice. Crate promotes critical debate and the exchange of ideas without prescribed outcomes.
Based in an old print works near the sea front in Margate, Crate’s building has been bought and refurbished with major support from Arts Council England South East, East Kent Partnership and Thanet District Council. The building opened in July 2006.

The building combines working and project space and is designed to give artists access to dedicated, affordable space for experimentation, production, documentation and research. There are three floors of studios, and two project spaces on the ground floor. The project spaces are available for short-term use by practitioners, alongside a programme initiated by Crate.

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  • charity

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Print Works

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1 Bilton Square
CT9 1EE Margate 51° 23' 17.7072" N, 1° 22' 50.412" E
GB

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  • open plan

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2006

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Aid & Abet

Aid & Abet Gallery, Cambridge

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Aid & Abet is an artist-led contemporary art space which supports artists to experiment, take risks and innovate as well as collaborate, engage and network.
Situated close to Cambridge Station in a former railway workshop, Aid & Abet is a production and presentation site for contemporary art that combines work, project, gallery and performance space allowing audiences and participants to engage with cross-disciplinary practices in both creative and critical ways.

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  • other

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Station Road
CB1 2TZ Cambridge 52° 11' 41.2872" N, 0° 8' 14.2296" E
GB

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  • open plan

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2011

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Outpost

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OUTPOST is an artist run gallery based in Norwich committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. A core programme of 11 exhibitions per year, each opening on the 1st of the month, 6 - 9pm and run from the 2nd to 21st of the month, 12 - 6pm (no exhibition in January). A programme of events and offsite projects runs alongside.

A membership scheme is operated and is vital to OUTPOST’s activity. Artist Members are encouraged to submit material to the Members Archive; a source from which exhibitions can be selected and independent curators can use as a resource. Membership costs £15 per year, a days invigilation can be provided in lieu of payment. Membership support for OUTPOST is invaluable, extending beyond the financial and ensuring that a credible context for contemporary art in Norwich is recognised and sustained. A committee of up to 8 members run the gallery with a limit of two years service each to ensure that selection and organisational processes remain fresh. OUTPOST was founded in November 2004 with financial support form Arts Council England East, Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and Norwich Gallery.

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  • charity

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10b Wensum Street
NR3 1HR Norwich , NFK 52° 37' 54.6204" N, 1° 17' 53.0448" E
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  • private

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2004

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Grand Union

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Grand Union is a gallery and studios located in Digbeth, Birmingham’s cultural quarter.

We support the development of artists and curators through the provision of high quality workspaces and an ambitious programme of free exhibitions, talks and events.

Run by a small group of artists and curators, Grand Union is part of a growing artistic community with the production of new art and ideas at its heart.

Founders:
Helen Brown, Ian England, Joanna Essen, Mark Essen, Reuben Henry, Cheryl Jones, Harminder Judge, Karin Kihlberg, Feng-Ru Lee, Charlie Levine,
Alexandra Lockett, David Miller, David Thomas, Matt Westbrook, Stuart Whipps

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  • community interest company

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Minerva Works
158 Fazeley St
B5 5RS Birmingham 52° 28' 44.7456" N, 1° 52' 58.5516" W
GB

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2010

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Moot

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da da

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  • other

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1 Thoresby Street
NG1 1AJ Nottingham 52° 57' 2.8836" N, 1° 8' 8.952" W
GB

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2005

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2010

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The Woodmill GP

The Woodmill GP (photo: Michael Heilgemeir)

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"(...) The first part of this organisation’s name comes from its previous location – the Woodmill building, rundown former council offices in Bermondsey, southeast London, that, from 2009 to 2011, was home to a hundred artists, designers and filmmakers. (...)

During a short period of itinerancy, enforced by the end of the tenancy, the six original studio holders – Naomi Pearce, Stuart Middleton, Anna Baker, Angharad E. P. Williams, Richard Sides and Alastair Frazer – in liaison with their newly founded board of trustees spent many hours working out what the Woodmill should be (as well as searching for a new location – no former primary school, warehouse or empty retail unit was left unturned). The upshot of this was a decision to build the idea of constant flux into the organisation’s character. This resolution was not just a pragmatic one, but also one that resonated with the Woodmill’s desire for perpetual reinvention, for avoiding its own establishment and for eschewing any desire to become an institution with permanent footings. Happily ensconced, for now, in a former doctor’s surgery (which supplies the ‘GP’ part of the new name: ‘general practice’) – in which the old waiting room doubles as a shared studio and temporary exhibition and screening space (dinners, gigs and workshops are on the cards), with each of the doctor’s offices becoming private work digs, including a gratis residency studio – the Woodmill will move on again after one year. And it will voluntarily repeat this annual migration for the foreseeable future. Each time it moves, the Woodmill will evolve: it may become more popular; it will engage with more people; it may get written about more; the gallery footfall may increase; the space it occupies may be larger; it may move somewhere smaller. But by the nature of its instability, it won’t put down roots. It won’t be forced into an upward trajectory. Which, in a world dominated by the socioeconomic buzzwords of ‘growth’ and ‘development’, where artists are categorised as failures if they don’t move from the ‘emerging’ label to ‘midcareer’ or ‘established’, is a pretty grand ideal."

Oliver Basciano (2012), "Off-Space no 9: The Woodmill, London - Entering the Establishment"
online available at: http://artreview.com/features/off_space_no_9_woodmill_london/
(accessed 13 Sep 2013)

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Local GP Surgery

exhibitions, events, workshops: 

'Medulla Oblongata' - Ilja Karilampi (commission)
11.2013- 02.2014

'Boiled Angel' - 18.10.13 - 08.12.13
Artists: Michael Bell-Smith, Max Maslansky, Louise Sartor, Ariana Reines, Mike Diana

'Wendel! Open Your Door', @ Cafe Gallery Projects + Southwark Park, 06.07.2013 – 28.07.2013
artists: Sol Archer, Anna Bunting-Branch, Cindie Cheung, Will Cenci, Beth Collar, Annie Davey, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Alastair Frazer, Patrick Goddard, Anna Gritz, Charmian Griffin, Dean Kenning, Una Knox, Lawrence Leaman, Daniel Lichtman, Will May-Robinson, Stuart Middleton, Laura Oldfield Ford, Naomi Pearce, Sam Porritt, Richard Sides, Frances Scott, Christopher M. Smith, Jennifer Teets, Simon Werner, Angharad E.P Williams

'Robert Crosse: Home Advantage', Screening @ Millwall FC, The Den: 27.04.2013

'Residency #4: Martin Groß', Exhibition + Screening: 11.06.2013
artists: Martin Groß + Emily Richardson with Jonathan P Watts

'Residency #3: Daniel Lichtman / Public Access Television Within a World Systems Pattern of Understanding', Lecture event @ City Business Centre: 27.02.13

'Residency #2: Beth Collar - Ancient Britain', 14.11.2012 – 14.12.2012

'Dickens Dinner': 08.12.2012
Dinner time event by The Woodmill with invited contributions: Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Ben Burgis, Adam Christensen, Beth Collar, Dave Green, Rafael Hefti

'Nobody Ordered Wolves - Screening Series', 22.10.2012 – 03.12.2012

'General Practice', 06.10.2012 – 14.10.2012
artists: Anna Baker, Cindie Cheung, Ben Connors, Annie Davey, Renaud Jerez, Michael Robert Johnstone, Una Knox, Stuart Middleton, Frances Scott, Richard Sides, Simon Werner, Angharad E P Williams and invited guests.

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6-8 Drummond Road Bermondsey
SE16 4BU London 51° 29' 51.6552" N, 0° 3' 43.344" W
GB

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2012

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2014

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Transmission Gallery

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A diverse and increasingly high profile art scene has emerged in Glasgow with Transmission at its centre. Transmission provides a place where artists can meet, talk and exhibit along with local and international peers and influences.

Transmission was set up in 1983 by graduates from Glasgow School of Art who were dissatisfied with the lack of exhibition spaces and opportunities for young artists in Glasgow. Through sponsorship and support from the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) they managed and maintained a space in which to exhibit their work and the work of a rapidly growing collective of local artists.

They began to invite artists who had influenced them to show in the gallery and become part of this dialogue. The range of contacts grew through projects with similar organisations such as City Racing in London and Artemisia in Chicago and this exchange of ideas has continued with Transmission providing a model for other collectives like Catalyst in Belfast and Generator in Dundee.

The gallery is managed by a voluntary committee of six people. Each member of the committee serves for up to two years and is then replaced. Transmission evolves under the influence of each successive committee member and continues to draw in a young peer group as active participants. The regular changes in the gallery's committee maintain a fluid and varied relationship with developing concerns in the world of the visual arts. The broad perspectives on contemporary culture offered by the individuals involved ensure Transmission's prominent role in these discourses and the gallery is committed to keeping its engagement challenging and current.

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  • charity

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see www.transmissiongallery.org/archive for a complete list of exhibitions from 1983 until today

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Membership: Key to the support and running of the gallery is its membership body. Anyone may become a member of the gallery for a nominal fee that can instead, if preferred, be paid in kind by invigilating an exhibition (if locally based). Members receive a regular newsletter to keep them abreast of gallery activities and upcoming shows and are entitled to submit work to the annual members' exhibition. Members are also invited to submit work for inclusion in the gallery archive which is available for view by visiting curators and researchers. Committee Members since 1983: Alistair Magee, Lesley Raeside, John Rogan, Michelle Baucke, Alistair Strachan (first committee) Gordon Muir, Malcolm Dickson, Carl Rhodes, Graham Johnstone, Peter Thompson, Simon Brown, Douglas Aubrey (second committee) Richard Walker, Jayne Taylor, Tommy Lydon, John Main, Billy Clark, Karen Strang, Gillian Steel, Scott Paterson, Anne Elliot, David Allen, Christine Borland, Mike Ellen, Peter Gilmour, Euan Sutherland, Anne Vance, Douglas Gordon, Craig Richardson, Claire Barclay, Elsie Mitchell, Roderick Buchanan, Katrina Brown, Jacqueline Donachie, Martin Boyce, Simon Starling, Kirsty Ogg, Eva Rothschild, Will Bradley, Toby Webster, Tanya Leighton, Judith Weik, Caoline Kirsop, Toby Paterson, Sarah Tripp, Robert Johnston, Ewan Imrie, Julian Kildear, Lucy Skaer, Sophie Macpherson, Rose Thomas, Alan Michael, Fred Pedersen, Anna MacLauchlan, Danny Saunders, Alex Pollard, Clare Stephenson, Lorna Macintyre, Laurence Figgis, Kate Davis, Gregor Wright, Jane Topping, Nick Evans, Charlie Hammond, Lotte Gertz, Lynn Hynd, Lucy MacEachan, Iain Hetherington, Michael Stumpf, Michael Hill Johnston, Cara Tolmie, Laura Aldridge, Giles Bailey, Tim Facey, Victoria Skogsberg, Conal McStravick, Helen Tubridy, Levi Hanes, Jens Strandberg, Salomeh Grace, Sophie Mackfall, Rebecca Wilcox, Tom Varley, Mark Briggs, Amelia Bywater, Carrie Skinner, Claire Shallcross, and Chris Dyson. This is a list of everyone who has served as a Transmission committee member from 1983 to the present. The second committee entirely replaced the first but after that the groupings are less defined. Some people stayed for the standard two years (occasionally more), others left after a few months. At times there were only two people on the committee, the standard is now six. Your current committee is Darren Rhymes, Emilia Muller-Ginorio, Kari Robertson, Hannes Hellström, John Nicol and Ashanti Harris. - accessed in Sept 2013 -

bibliography: 

Transmission Gallery (2001), Transmission - Committee for the Visual Arts, London: Black Dog Publishing (ISBN10: 1 901033 13 9, ISBN13: 978 1 901033 13 7)
see www.transmissiongallery.org/publications/index for a complete list of publications

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28 King Street
G1 5QP Glasgow 55° 51' 24.6348" N, 4° 14' 48.5952" W
GB

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1983

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