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ArtSway - New Forest Pavilion

ArtSway is celebrating its tenth anniversary with exhibitions in the New Forest and Venice.


A New Forest Pavilion will be presented once more at this year's Venice Biennale, following its inaugural success in 2005. Simon Faithfull, Beate Gütschow, Anne Hardy, Igloo and Melanie Manchot have all completed residencies at ArtSway over the past decade, and Stanza was selected by SCAN, which is hosted at ArtSway. The work in the exhibition explores, in a variety of methodologies and approaches, the experience of transformation, modification and change. The project is an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale, at Pallazo Zenobio, alongside the Scottish Pavilion, the Institute of Italo-Latin America, the Armenian Pavilion and an Australian Pavilion project

A full colour catalogue accompanies the exhibition with the following contributions: Martin Coomer on Simon Faithfull, Anna-Catharina Gebbers on Beate Gütschow, John Slyce on Anne Hardy, David Thorp on Melanie Manchot, Colm Lally and Cecilia Wee on Igloo and Charlotte Frost on Stanza.

New Forest Pavilion takes place between Sun 10 Jun and Sun 1 Jul 2007 at Palazzo Zenobio, in the Dorsoduro district of Venice.

text + work seminars: word matters
Organised by the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, and taking place in the New Forest Pavilion in Venice, Word Matters will provide a platform for curators, practitioners, writers and audiences to question and explore the relation between the written word and contemporary art.

Tue 12 Jun 6.30 – 9pm: Word Matters: Spinning a Line
Speakers: David Bate, Jim Hunter, Stephanie James, Laura McLean-Ferris, Lee Triming

Tue 26 Jun 6.30 – 9pm: Word Matters: Crafting a Visual Language
Speakers: Jim Hunter, Stephanie James, Prof. Simon Olding


A parallel exhibition, New Forest Pavilion – Local, will show an alternative selection of work from the same artists to an audience in the New Forest, alongside ArtSway +10, an exhibition of small works from invited artists that have exhibited in the past decade, celebrating the gallery and its work. New Forest Pavilion – Local and ArtSway +10 continue until Sun 15 Jul 2007 at the gallery in Sway.

Associated events:
Artist Talk - Sat 7 Jul 2007 at 3pm: Anne Hardy will discuss her work and practice, her experiences of New Forest Pavillion - Local and in Venice, and the importance of international exhibitions to her career development. FREE.

ArtSway Open Studios: 7 Jul 2007 12noon - 5pm

ArtSway is contemporary visual arts art centre based in Sway in the New Forest, with a gallery space and residency programme. The centre offers changing exhibitions, gallery talks, events and workshops for all ages. Over the last ten years, it has pioneered an approach to supporting artists and exhibiting their work, whilst also offering audiences and communities a wide range of creative opportunities.