Make, Shift and Bend
Curated by Clare Goodwin and Liz Murray
Featuring work by Fikret Atay, Alex Bowen, Philip Ewe, Craig Fisher, Janice Macaulay, Sara MacKillop, Maggie Madden, Danica Maier, Stewart Gough & Tom Ormond, Joep Overtoom.
Make, Shift and Bend brings together 11 artists whose practices dispute assumptions on the appearance and function of (art) objects. The title, a twist on the UK Ministry of Information’s WWII pamphlet series (“Make Do and Mend”), encapsulates a needs-must approach to the job of making and sense of play with materials and ideas already in existence. The works these artists produce may suit the current recessional landscape, but the term ‘credit crunch’ in this context might just as easily refer to budget breakfast cereal packaging as a global fiscal reality.