Open House: A Collaboration of Experts

Dates & Times:
Saturday 28th May – Saturday 27th August 2016

Private view of final works:
Thursday 7th July 2016 (6pm – 8pm)

Venue: Huddersfield Art Gallery
Princess Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU

This exhibition is a new partnership between ROTOR and East Street Arts focusing on the town and its people. The exhibition will combine public display and artist residencies, forming a vibrant, working, open-space for dialogue to develop. Regional artists will engage Huddersfield’s communities in conversation and create new work in response to site, memory and community.

From Saturday 28th May, artists David Armes, Jim Bond, Liz Walker & Rozi Fuller will be in residence at Huddersfield Art Gallery; using the galleries as their studio and workspace. Pop along to meet the artists and take part in their projects!

Huddersfield Art Gallery is open;
Saturday (10am – 4pm)
Monday – Friday (10am – 5pm)

On Thursday 7th July (6pm – 8pm) at Huddersfield Art Gallery, at the end of the residencies, we will be inviting you to a private view to see the finished works and join us for a specially-brewed ROTOR beer and some locally baked bread!




Including commissions by:

David Armes:

David is a letterpress artist, printmaker and educator from Todmorden. He specialises in text-based work that considers how the craft and traditions of letterpress can be applied to contemporary art.
David plans to establish a live, working micro-letterpress studio in Huddersfield Art Gallery. His processes will be totally open and there will be lots of room for collaboration: Get involved.

Jim Bond, Liz Walker & Rozi Fuller

Jim, Liz and Rozi are team of experienced artists, based in Holmfirth and Mirfield, with a long track record of collaborating together.

Jim: A sculptor specialising in kinetic movement
Liz: A writer, director and puppeteer who founded ‘Faulty Optic’ and more recently ‘Invisible Thread’
Rozi: An Animator and public artist who has created animation for art installations, the commercial sector and TV broadcast

The group plan to build an installation which uses lenses, kinetic movement, light, sound and animation to bring to life the collective stories and history of pieces from the Tolson Museum collection.

Reet So:

Reet So are a collective of three, socially engaged designers from Leeds. It’s their aim to instigate thought and play through creative projects that involve the general public. Their work manifests itself in a variety of forms including installation, performance and workshops.

Gerry Turvey

Gerry Turvey is a dance artist whose work responds to visual art in gallery exhibitions and in collaboration with visual artists. TurveyWorld Dance is in residence at Huddersfield Art Gallery and will create a series of performances and workshops in response to all the ROTOЯ exhibitions in the gallery until April 2017.

Nicola Golightly

Nicola is a graphic designer and visual artist, using design in the broadest possible way; as a motivational tool, a way of bringing smart, fresh ideas to life and to initiate forward thinking. Nicola was commissioned to co-create the brochure for this exhibition in collaboration with stakeholders in the ROTOЯ programme.