JONATHAN KELHAM | UGO PROJECT SPACE

|| UGO PROJECT SPACE || 

 Commissioned Project  Showing Large Format  Billboard Works:  GUBB, WHIPPS, BESWICK  & PYE. | 

 BRITISH ART SHOW 8  ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME.  ACE & CULTURE  SOUTHAMPTON FUNDED |  SOUTHAMPTON UK. 

 2016-17 

UGO Project Space was a rolling programme of large format public artworks, which utilised underused billboards to present a series of individual, critical contemporary work by Southampton-based and nationally renowned artists. The project space presented an interesting platform for the artists to consider the purpose, context and outcome, generating new pieces specifically for the framework, but very much embedded in their ongoing practice. UGO was part of the British Art Show 8 Associate Programme in Southampton and was generously supported by Arts Council England, Southampton Cultural Development Trust, University of Southampton and Southampton City Council.

PUBLICATION | REVEAL: A REVIEW OF BRITSH ART SHOW 8 ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME SOUTHAMPTON

INTERVIEW | BAS 8 ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME

WEBSITE | UGO PROJECT SPACE

WEBSITE | BRITISH ART SHOW 8 

|| FREE FOR ALL FOREVER | S. MARK GUBB | UGO#1  | 24 Oct – 06 Nov || 

 BRITISH ART SHOW 8  ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME.  ACE & CULTURE  SOUTHAMPTON FUNDED |  SOUTHAMPTON UK. 

 2016-17 

The subjects for S. Mark Gubb work are drawn from the social and political culture he grew up in; an equal fascination with things he finds so great and so terrible about the world we live in. This work forms part of a bigger project, ‘Revelations’ which took place at SYSON Gallery, g39 Gallery and multiple public sites, including the same work being displayed at i70 Sign Show [Missouri. US.].

|| POOR OLD TAX PAYER [1979] | STUART WHIPPS | UGO#2 | 21 Nov – 04 Dec ||

 BRITISH ART SHOW 8  ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME.  ACE & CULTURE  SOUTHAMPTON FUNDED |  SOUTHAMPTON UK. 

 2016-17 

Stuart Whipps is an artist based in Birmingham. In taking an artifact or historic position as the starting point for his work, the artist questions the role of documentation in constructing a shared understanding of cultural values. Poor Old Tax Payer [1979]  is a collage of newspapers, all of which contain political cartoons, that reference British Layland. Resting on these newspapers are parts from a Austin A Series engine from a 1979 Mini. With the help of ex-workers from Longbridge the home of British Layland and Austin, the artist is restoring this Mini. Simultaneously, Whipps was also exhibiting the partially restored Mini at the John Hansard Gallery as part of the British Art Show 8 across 2016-17.

|| A STARRY NIGHT IN SOUTHAMPTON [WITH CHRIS PACKHAM] | TEAM BESWICK & PYE [Gordon Beswick & Harry Pye]: | UGO#3 | 05 Dec – 18 Dec ||

 BRITISH ART SHOW 8  ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME.  ACE & CULTURE  SOUTHAMPTON FUNDED |  SOUTHAMPTON UK. 

 2016-17 

Harry Pye, Winchester School of Art Alumni has been collaborating with artist Gordon Beswick since 1998. The painting by Team Beswick & Pye features Southampton born Chris Packham with his dogs by his feet and a kestrel on his wrist. The other creatures that put in an appearance include a spider, a grey wagtail, an alpine chough, a jackdaw, an unlucky worm, a bluetit, a robin, 2 moths, several badgers, a red squirrel, a mallard duck, a field mouse, a hedgehog, a bumble bee, a couple of deers, an eagle owl and a whooper swan and a fantastic fox.

Images, & Text courtesy of Alex Batten, Stuart Whipps, S. Mark Gubb, SYSON Gallery and Harry Pye.

© Jonathan Kelham | 2019.