CHANGE THE WORLD OR GO HOME

“Art is made by those who are not content with the configuration of human relations to objects and phenomena as presented. Art presents an alternative to the configuration as it stands.”
Lawrence Weiner

Ghazaleh Abassalian / Steven Allbutt / Craig Barnes / Bigtoe Group / Kitty Clark / Tom Crawford / Jeremy Deller / Sean Dower / Jeremy Hutchison / Alexander Krone / Jimmy Merris / Mark McGowan / Dominic Samsworth / Mark Titchner / Charlotte Young / Hennessy Youngman

Change the World Or Go Home brings together artists who are making work that acknowledges the wider world into which it is placed. The show questions the relevance of the artist in today’s society and the effectiveness of a work of art in conveying change, big or small.

Down Stairs is a new 6,000 square foot artist-run gallery space located at Great Brampton House in Herefordshire. We showcase new work from emerging to internationally acclaimed artists with an ambitious program incorporating installation, sculpture, performance, film, painting and drawing.

“In this time of banking crises, corrupt politicians, police and the media, funding cuts, protests, riots and more, why is so little said or done by artists about the current state of affairs? This exhibition brings together artists who are making work that acknowledges in different ways this wider world into which it is placed, and also artists making work that reflects the difficulties faced by artists in finding effective ways of expression to the present state of affairs. Ultimately, the exhibition will bring about more questions than answers, but at least it’s asking questions to begin with.”
Craig Barnes, Curator, Change The World Or Go Home

Directions:
The gallery is a 20 minute drive from Hereford and 25 minutes from Hay-on-Wye, between the B4358 and the B348. The nearest train station is Hereford, which is served by regular and direct trains from London, Manchester and Newport.

Image Caption: Jeremy Deller, I love joyriding (1998)
CHANGE THE WORLD OR GO HOME


Event Title: CHANGE THE WORLD OR GO HOME
Postcode: Down Stairs, Great Brampton House, Madley, Hereford HR2 9NA
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Contact Email: office [at] downstairsgallery.co.uk