This weekend the Fringe is bringing more art into the city with an exciting take over of Guildhall Square and a novel approach to creating exhibition space for local artists. Originally devised by a group of artists in Bournemouth as ‘ArtParkSpace’, for BAS8 Fringe artists join together from Southampton and Bournemouth to create ArtCarPark; temporary art spaces using the portability and accessibility of vehicles. Having the flexibility to turn up at any space at any time, the project transforms car parks, on-street parking bays and anywhere where parking is allowed, into instant, pop-up galleries.
As well as the installations the Fringe will be bringing ZoieLogic Dance Theatre to Southampton for the first time to perform ‘Ride’ their unique dance performance using a car as their stage. ZoieLogic was founded by Artistic Director Zoie Golding and the company is Associate Artist of The Point.
ArtCarPark gives local artists the opportunity to be inspired by experimental and quirky spaces for exhibitions, screenings, interactive installations and sound works. Southampton Fringe hope that the event will also highlight the benefits of showing art in unexpected places, especially through Associate Artist Rob Iliffe’s performance of ‘Stuff of Life’ staged in the back of a removal van.
ArtCarPark will be happening in Guildhall Square on 15 October 3-7pm.
Associate Artist Sarah Filmer – ‘700 Women’
‘Not Just Trash’ in collaboration with Climate Conversations – ‘Subsistence Paradox’
Associate Artists Kate Aries and Louise Wright
The Caravan Gallery – ‘Extra(ordinary) – Photographs of Britain’
Zoielogic Dance Theatre – ‘RIDE’
Associate Artist Rob Iliffe – ‘Stuff of Life’
Rosemary Edmonds – ‘Stratum 2’
Denise Poote – ‘Fleshpots’
Gaby Kienle – ‘On the back seat’
Denise Webber – ‘Wednesday; Blue Dress; Gold choker’
Language Timothy! – ‘…loved this place’
Associate Artist Catherine Wright – ‘A Port Under Sufferance?’
Bang on Projects – ‘I Want’
Woodcraft Folk – ‘Span the world with Friendship’
Lucy Turner – ‘Box Set Series’
Rebecca Newnham – ‘Stream’