With partners Oriel Davies and Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal and River Trust in Wales, Addo have secured funding from Arts Council of Wales to mount a major exhibition of work from artists taking part in the recent Glandŵr Cymru Canal Research Residency Programme.
Entitled Navigations – Art as Research the exhibition will be on display at Oriel Davies during 20 May – 19 July 2017.
Seven international artists reflect on the nature of progress, decline, globalization and time. Using Wales’ Canal network as a starting point, where they have all been resident artists, they consider the process of making and thinking as an artist while responding to a particular site or situation.
Including new work commissioned for the exhibition, alongside artwork presented outdoors, the exhibits include sculptural interventions, performance, photography and video works. Exhibiting artists are Mo Abd-Ulla; Nicky Coutts; Andrew Dodds; Alan Goulbourne; Mair Hughes; Cheon Pyo Lee and Dan Rees.
The three-year artist residency programme partnered Glandwr Cymru, Arts Council of Wales and Addo and included projects with galleries and visual arts organizations, Bevilacqua la Masa in Venice, Emscher Kunst in Germany, Chapter in Cardiff and Oriel Davies.
The exhibition is curated by Addo and Oriel Davies and includes a publication and related events.