This exhibition brought together the work of 21 artists working across the UK, including in Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and Sheffield. Sculpture, sound works, textiles, print, written word, film and installation, painting and site-specific interventions offer an insight into new approaches to making and the most urgent topics being considered by artists today.
Conversations unfold between works that address the individual concerns of each artist. Their practices re-imagine the world we live in, by interrogating our current conditions and constructing alternative spaces. Stories are woven, treading the line between fiction and reality, often drawing on mythology, histories and archives. The everyday is observed and heightened, and ‘ordinary lives’ are more closely examined, inviting moments of contemplation. A number of the artists explore materials and landscapes through a scientific lens, questioning accepted systems of knowledge.
The exhibiting artists took part in the Freelands Artist Programme 2019–21.