Its five openings are on Fridays 6-8pm, 26 January and 2, 9, 16 and 23 February
FERRET is the third of Articulate's projects that present the exhibition as a changing site. Over 5 weeks, it shows the work of 60 artists and is designed so that the work of two different groups of artists intermingle each week like a slow and progressive artists' dance. Each step in the dance can be seen by coming to the five openings or weekends.
FERRET 1 will open Friday 26 January showing the work of artists black3y3dpeac3, Linden Braye, Angus Callander, Timothy Corne, Lily Cummins, Rox De Luca, Jacquelene Drinkall , Michele Elliot, Martin Langthorne, Diane McCarthy, Anya Pesce, Deborah Prior, Kat Sawyer, Kate Scott, William Seeto, Lisa Sharp, Anke Stäcker, Catriona Stanton and Emma Wise.
FERRET 1 is the first of FERRET's 5 shows. After FERRET 1 ends on Sunday 28 February, half the artists de-install their work, and another 10 artists install to produce FERRET 2 (opening Friday 2 February). These overlapping changeovers continue until FERRET 5 concludes on Sunday 25 February.
|Martin Langthorne after Mondrian 2017|
FERRET 2 will open Friday 2 February showing the work of Linden Braye, Angus Callander, Sue Callanan, Lily Cummins, Rox de Luca, Michele Elliot, Laine Hogarty, Fiona Kemp, Raymond Matthews, Sarah Newall, Opie, Anya Pesce, Deborah Prior, Ambrose Reisch, Elizabeth Rankin, Margaret Roberts, Tamsin Salehian, Kat Sawyer, Kate Scott, Lisa Sharp, Anke Stäcker and Emma Wise
FERRET 3 will open Friday 9 February showing the work of Sue Callanan, Damian Dillon, Nicole Ellis, Simone Griffin, Adrian Hall , Barbara Halnan, Laine Hogarty, Fiona Kemp, Raymond Matthews, Alycia Moffat, Louise Morgan, Sarah Newall , Isaac Nixon, Opie, Renay Pepita, Elizabeth Rankin, Ambrose Reisch, Margaret Roberts, Tamsin Salehian, Sandra Smith, Sarah Woodward and Jeff Wood.
FERRET 4 will open Friday 16 February showing the work of Susan Andrews, Bettina Bruder, Julia Davis, Damian Dillon, Nicole Ellis, Michelle Grasso, Simone Griffin, Adrian Hall, Barbara Halnan, Lyn Heazlewood, Kendal Heyes, Lisa Jones, Michelle Ledain, Tom Loveday, Joanne Makas, Alycia Moffat, Louise Morgan, Isaac Nixon, Renay Pepita, Sandra Smith, Helen M Sturgess, Elke Wohlfahrt, Jeff Wood and Sarah Woodward.
FERRET 5 will open Friday 23 February showing the work of Susan Andrews, Michele Beevors, Bettina Bruder, Sophie Coombs, Carolyn Craig, Julia Davis, Marta Ferracin, Sarah Fitzgerald, Jane Gavan, Michelle Grasso, Lyn Heazlewood, Caitlan Hespe, Kendal Heyes, Elizabeth Hogan, Lisa Jones, Michelle Ledain, Tom Loveday, Joanne Makas, Alex Moulis, Eva Simmons, Helen M Sturgess, Yoshi Takahashi, Sienna White and Elke Wohlfahrt.
FERRET is Articulate's third project that presents the exhibition as a site determined as much by changing artwork as by architecture and location. It does this by intermingling works by two different groups of each week—incoming artists install in a site shaped partly by works continuing from the previous week and the gaps left by outgoing works. It is planned as a slow progressive artists' dance in which each show is one step, and in which the whole is understood through a mixture of observing and remembering.
FERRET is called FERRET because it sounds slightly like FERAL of 2015, which was named FERAL because it sounded slightly like FAIRISLE of 2013 (titled because of the progressive nature of the Fairisle knitting pattern) and because, like FAIRISLE, its overlapping structure is a slightly feral form of exhibition practice. Follow the links to documentation of the earlier FAIRISLE and FERAL 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 projects.