We are delighted that our forthcoming project, Pioneer, with Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens is being featured as part of In Another Place.
In Another Place is a celebration of contemporary art produced and presented by venues in the East Midlands.
10 regional organisations have invited visual artists to present original artworks on advertising billboards in a range of locations for 6 weeks. Transforming these everyday hoardings into a vibrant display across the region, In Another Place aims to bring art to audiences, in places where normally they would see advertising.
In Another Place is a collaboration between the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands and ten venues bringing new art to new audiences.
For the project ‘Pioneer’ CommonAs have been invited to create a new work Gunby Hall’s Orchard Gallery, responding to the life and influence of Emily Langton Massingberd and her time at Gunby. With the participation of craftspeople and National Trust volunteers, we intend to create an installation exploring the life of this remarkable woman, known for her tireless work in support of temperance and whose many achievements include founding the Pioneer Club, one of the first and most influential female members’ clubs, and being one of the first women to run for public office.
The installation will surround the visitor in a series of artist made objects brought together as a reflection of Emily’s interests, passions and opinions. This playful assemblage will offer the visitor the opportunity to consider her unconventionality, energy and motivations. The installation will incorporate references to the Pioneer Club, Emily’s capacity for subversion and her time at Gunby, created in an intriguing mix of neon, mirror, photography, handcrafted seating, and will include recipe ideas for temperance inspired mocktails created by Gunby volunteers. The exhibition will be open to the public from 1 – 31 August 2018.