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Landmarks by Transient, Patriothall Gallery

The half an hour stroll from the university’s central campus to see Landmarks was truly worth it. Hidden in one of the courtyards of the marvellous Stockbridge, Landmarks was the inaugural exhibition of the collective Transient, connecting six photographers currently based in the UK. The exhibition invited its visitors to engage in six different and […]

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REFRESH, Patriothall Gallery

REFRESH is the product of a collective of six artists who all graduated from Gray’s School of Art. It is their second exhibition that they have constructed together. It demonstrates how artists with the same training, who have followed the same path, can each approach a diverse range of materials from a ‘fresh’ and new […]

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The Benefits of Being Under the Weather

A classical figure rotates atop a vintage television, wielding a comically tall flag delicately jerking from side to side as she swerves. This flag is fixed to the figure by fleshy pink foam, more of which can be found at the base of the sculpture. ‘Totem’ is candid and stoic, a dramatic confrontation when turning […]

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Visible at Patriothall Gallery

In a gallery that you never knew existed, a curious group of older ladies sporting chunky statement jewellery and cosy turtleneck jumpers sit, patiently invigilating their own show. Patriothall Gallery and Studio is an artist-run space tucked in amongst some residential blocks behind a busy road in the affluent Stockbridge. The gallery appears modest and […]

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Jo Tomlinson’s Somatic Grip

For an exhibition entitled Somatic Grip, there is very little materiality in the two rooms hosting Jo Tomlinson’s solo exhibition at the Patriothall Gallery. The word ‘somatic’ is defined as ‘relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind.’ And yet one enters the gallery space to find, in the first room four large […]

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Pointlessly Long Undescriptive Title by Poor Art*

What’s in a name? The current exhibition by cooperative Poor Art* defies easy explanation with its intentionally unhelpful title. While not confining themselves to any one theme, the artists manage a kind of unity through the funny and shocking atmosphere their works create. This collection of sculptures, combined with other mediums like illustration and photography, […]