RePUBlic Gallery Window

We are currently hosting one of Republic Gallery‘s wonderful window boxes in our front window.

The PUBlic window micro display gallery is a venture to display art in unexpected or opportunistic spaces, allowing public access to art and creating connections between art venues in the North East. The windows are currently in situ in Blyth Library and The Old School Gallery as well as here, and the artwork inside is set to be rotated between the three venues every month.

You can read more about Republic Gallery on their website and social media.

The first artwork to be shown here is this piece by local artist Thomas Keenan.

Thomas’s work spans from textiles to performance, often combining the two in outlandish performances which navigate the boundaries of appropriateness and social expectation. This particular installation, entitled F1T4PURP0S3, focuses on the real-life implications of ‘gendered objects.’ Keenan makes reference to the gender bias within medical and technological research and how this data gap leads to real-life injuries in women.

You can read more about this installation on the Republic Gallery website.