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Unit1

'Unit1' is The Great Central's hire programme. If you would like to hire our gallery space for exhibitions, photography, filming or anything else please, get in touch: unit1@thegreatcentral.org We welcome all enquiries.

Rates for exhibitions* : Standard: £150 = 1week, £250 = 2weeks | Student: £125 = 1week, £200 = 2weeks.
(Prices for other hire uses and durations available on request.)
* Terms and conditions of hires apply.
 


Current/Next Unit1 Exhibition:

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Metamorphosis


9th May - 14th May
Andrea Jaeger.
Open: by appointment - Ring Andrea 07963 597354
PV: Friday 8th May 6-9pm

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Metamorphosis presents two of Andrea Jaeger's work: XA (2013) and What is left behind (2010).

XA refers to the section of the film negative that is exposed when the roll of film is inserted into the camera body. Discarded as trash in the photo laboratory, this artefact is astonishing in its own particular aesthetic quality, which takes the form of elemental originality. The work of art appears as its own kind of agent, as a kind of hybrid, to quote Bruno Latour. The present project is interested in the play of forms inherent in the medium as an expression of the interaction between photographer, camera and photographic material during the analogue era.

"What is left behind" recounts the story of the industrial past on Long Island, New York. Today, this past can only be reconstructed through pictures. Jaeger is fascinated by the beauty of the transitory. However, she is concerned less with documenting urban change than with observing transcience itself. A language of forms reflected in the material and the perspective onto it evokes feelings of decay, change and oblivion.

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Previous Unit1 Exhibitions:

Haze - Ceri Beech, Lucy Honeychurch, Emma Cooksey and Sarah Moran.
Fleeting Hauntologies - Timothy Davey, Nathan Bissette, Mateus Domingos + Friends.
AA2A\DMU Summer Art Trail - Project managed \ curated by Leila Houston & Leanne Franks
A Series of Alterations' - Olivia Buckland \ Richard Cook \ Ryan O'neill \ Emma Pickard
'Tim Fowler'
'They Go To Die' - Jennifer Cross \ Alice Essex \ Mel Fletcher \ Rebecca Harvey \ Theo Miller \ Khadija Osman \ Steven Pointer \ George Sarell \ Diana Strandin \ Muazzam Tariq
'Five Curves of Aether' - Mark Boot
'Three Specs on A Lens' - Sarah Chesher, Rachel Perry, Meera Shakaira
'Re-enlivening the Archaic' - Stella Karageorgi
'Gravitational Potential' - Daniel Goodwin
'Home Insecurities' - Steven Ingman, Mik Godley
'Misguided' - Harman Dickson
'Thrive' - Elisa Panerai, Leila Houston
'Dreamland MEMENTO' - Elisa Panerai, Leila Houston
'Sequence' - Daniel Kelly, Emily Warren, Daniel Goodwin
'Boom' - Matthew Everatt






Haze

Ceri Beech, Lucy Honeychurch, Emma Cooksey and Sarah Moran.


Open:
10th February - 14th February 1915

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A mixed-media exhibition merging the work of upcoming artists Ceri Beech, Lucy Honeychurch, Emma Cooksey and Sarah Moran.

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Fleeting Hauntologies

Timothy Davey, Nathan Bissette, Mateus Domingos + Friends.


Open:
18th November - 22nd November 2014



An exhibition introducing our new project and it's background.
We will be exhibiting texts, films and images from previous work alongside preparatory work for our collaborative project, Jabriil.

The exhibition will include screenings of Visions Composed, Monument II (Folly), Jabriil Test Footage live Dead Hand + Bat Bike and Photocopied contextual texts.

Timothy Davey studied Intermedia Art at the University of Edinburgh and Screenwriting at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. He recently completed his first feature film 'Visions Composed', a work included in his solo exhibition at the Norman Rea Gallery, which explores romanticisms of the internet-age. In 2011 he co-directed and produced a feature documentary 'Heal-Face', which was screened at The 1%ers arts festival Mumbai. He has also written and directed a number short films and music videos.

Mateus Domingos graduated from Loughborough University in 2012 and has since been co-director of Two Queens arts centre, Leicester. He has been involved in the development and production of the Arts Council funded programme of exhibitions at the venue. Domingos has continued to develop his own practice as an artist exploring text and the moving image. The play between media and the opportunity for translation is crucial. A continued interest in the possibilities for education and the role of arts in communities through engagement with new media has directed new experimentation and collaborations, including the publication of several novels, essays and a graphic novel.

Nathan Bissette is a musician currently residing in Aberdeen. He graduated from the Bachelor of Music Degree programme at the University of Aberdeen in 2014 gaining a First Class Honours Degree and the Chris Cadwur Composition Award and is now an active member of Aberdeen SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group). He works as a music tutor, both privately and for Aberdeen SCAT (Scottish Culture and Traditions), performs in numerous ensembles and composes music on a regular basis. He is a founding member of the Leicestershire band Dead Hand.

More information at: http://ghostglyph.mateusdomingos.com/haunt.html

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AA2A \ DUM - Summer Art Trail

Project managed \ curated by Leila Houston & Leanne Franks


Open:
19th - 23rd May

For more info - www.summerarttrail.weebly.com








A Series Of Alterations

Olivia Buckland \ Richard Cook \ Ryan O'neill \ Emma Pickard


Open:
19th - 23rd May







Tim Fowler


Open:
13th October - 15th October


Tim Fowler's Website

@TimFowler85

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'They Go To Die'

Jennifer Cross \ Alice Essex \ Mel Fletcher \ Rebecca Harvey \ Theo Miller \ Khadija Osman \ Steven Pointer \ George Sarell \ Diana Strandin \ Muazzam Tariq








'Five Curves of Aether'

Mark Boot










'Three Specs on A Lens'

Sarah Chesher, Rachel Perry, Meera Shakaira











'Re-enlivening the Archaic'

Stella Karageorgi










'Gravitational Potential'

Daniel Goodwin














'Home Insecurities'

Steven Ingman, Mik Godley



Steven Ingman
Mik Godley







'Misguided'

Harman Dickson










'Thrive'

Lizzie Geurtsen, Lisa Pow, Joanna James, Melissa Robinson, Clark Mitton, Sam Hirst



Lizzie Geurtsen
Lisa Pow
Joanna Jamesw
Melissa Robinson
Clark Mitton & Sam Hirst






'Dreamland MEMENTO'

Elisa Panerai, Leila Houston



Elisa Panerai
Leila Houston







'Sequence'

Daniel Kelly, Emily Warren, Daniel Goodwin


Daniel Kelly
Emily Warren
Daniel Goodwin







'Boom'

Matthew Everatt