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17 Jan 2018 - 17 Feb 2018

'A Seat at the Table' curated by Gayle Meikle

Public Preview: 17 Jan 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A Seat at the Table is an exhibition and event programme curated by Gayle Meikle for Gallery North featuring contributions from The Bunker, Erica Eyres, David Lisser, NEUSCHLOSS and Olivia Turner.


Presented as a set of conversations this project collectively interrogates the institutional complexities of how one engages with artistic learning and practice within the university. Using the table as a metaphor to discuss the relational, material, phenomenological and political implications of such and the coded inference of who takes up space or who is invited to the table. This is an invitation to join us at the table, to share, sit with and work through multiple viewpoints as artists, students, academics, researchers, who are engaged with the university gallery as a tool for active learning. 


A series of events will activate the space and tease out conversations arising from and through each artwork. These activities will be punctuated with live broadcasts by the the student-led broadcasting collective The Bunker. Details of the full programme will be updated on here and circulated through our social media as the exhibition unfolds.


This exhibition is part of Gayle Meikle’s PhD research in which she is investigating the university gallery through the curatorial to construct a feminist curatorial methodology that could be employed to actively incubate and generate artistic learning within a university context.


Gallery Opening Days and Times: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am - 4pm