Project: [26] Exhibition @ The New School House Gallery, York

Project: [26] was created by the 3rd year fine arts students at York St John University. They’ve slaved away creating contemporary arts personal to their own persons so you won’t see the same thing twice in the School House Gallery. They even make use of the toilet.

The exhibition really shows that contemporary art as no bounds. All the pieces are by artists who are passionate about what they’ve done (Sorry I can’t call them students anymore, they’ve proved they’re artists.) As the name subtly suggests there are 26 artists who’ve created 26 pieces of work varying from videos and photographs to kitchen appliances and sculpture.

The first thing that catches your eye when you enter the room is a cardboard tower put in place by as a precaution against zombie attacks with a guy patrolling with what should be an UN helmet modified to say FUN and a placard saying All Hail Sean. Live art at its most effective.

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As you walk around each piece catches your attention in a strange way. One piece of art was pieces of a smashed car windscreen while another shows the usage of old TV sets. As you look up it’s surprising to see a caterpillar created from old duvet covers and kids socks.

Every piece as a chance of interaction with it. You can read a comic, smell some perfume, enter a dark room with a couple of unexpected things inside and most weirdly of all you can go into the toilet and see some more artwork in what the artist called Toilet Of Destiny.

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These pieces show how art is changing and how today’s emerging students are grasping how they can use their artwork to their advantage. If this exhibition is anything to go by they’re worth watching.

The exhibition is now finished but we’ll keep you up to date with anymore exhibitions the art department have coming up.

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Keep up to date with upcoming events at School House Gallery here: http://www.schoolhousegallery.co.uk

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