Is your house safe? What is your idea of a safe house? Where did you feel safe as a child – with your mother? Would you like to construct a safe house? Can a house become a prison? These are some of the intriguing ideas being explored by Leamington Spa’s exciting art group, The Edge in their latest exhibition- the first to be sponsored by Leamington Studio Artists, the town’s premier art society.
The exhibition called Safe House, will take place in North Hall, Cultural Quarter, Spencer Yard (off Spencer Street), Leamington Spa. It is open to the public daily between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. between Sunday 25th October and Saturday 31st October and from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 1st November. Everyone is also welcome to meet the artists at the launch party on Saturday October 24th between 6.00 and 9.00 p.m.
During the exhibition, visitors will be invited to join The Edge members to createa cardboard city and to make their own cardboard safe house, so why not come along? Other work on show will include photographs, sculpture, installation and video work and will investigate ideas of safety and confinement, domesticity and institutions, the home and memory and other challenging themes.
The Edge art group has worked together since graduating in Fine Art and has staged exhibitions in various locations around Leamington Spa. The members are artists Dorothy Biddle, Sally Carpenter, Rosemary Keep, Grace Newman, Mary Partridge and Angel Stripe.
North Hall, Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SY. Signs to Safe House, from Spencer Yard
Nearest car park is Bath Place, buses on the Parade
Disabled parking at the Pump Rooms
Disabled access to Safe House is from North Hall