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Graham Patterson: Mutability

Tue – Sat, 8am – 3pm

Open Evening 4 November, 6 – 8pm

RePUBlic Gallery

The works in Graham Patterson's new exhibition breathe new expression into shoreline objects rescued from obsolescence.

Much of the work in Mutability is kinetic, suspended and rotating in space, its movement hinting towards the potential for re-purposing. Several invite touch, becoming ‘mutable’ in both the hands and mind of the participant. 

“There’s a frisson of excitement to encountering shoreline items: it’s hard to resist approaching. In this moment the object takes on an air of mystery as you begin to decipher it’s shape and origins. The sheer randomness of the material and the amount washed ashore with each new tide is both exhilarating and alarming.” —Graham Patterson

Graham Patterson graduated from Northumbria University in 1998 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art and an MA in Photography from Sunderland University in 2003. He has worked on a diverse range of collaborative projects, most recently with Surface Area Dance Theatre, where his role encompassed set design / build and film projection during performances. He was the recipient of a Henry Moore Foundation Award in 2021 to research links between dance and sculpture.