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Projects Ongoing

Go West Away Days

2023 – 2024

Across 2023–24 a group of ten EOPers are joining members of Spike Island Associates (Bristol) and artists connected to G39 (Cardiff) on a series of Away Days to explore each other’s contexts.

In the early days of EOP we collaborated with Spike Associates and WARP at G39, on a series of visits and exchange projects including Building Up, Not Tearing Down micro-residency (2009), Soon All Your Neighbours will be Artists publication (2011), Go West residencies (2013), Flatfile projects (2013), and shared Away Days in BristolCardiff, Manchester and Birmingham.

One of the artists who took part at that time was Natasha MacVoy – whose project U&I was selected for the 2023 members show. After reminiscing with Natasha about the connections that were made through this activity we decided to revive the relationship beginning with three Go West Gatherings – collective Away Days in Birmingham in November 2023, Bristol in March 2024 and Cardiff in July 2024 with the aim of creating new links between the three communities of artists.

EOP members who are taking part are Clara Casian, Johanna Bolton, Ray Vincent-Mills, Jo Ball, Lucy Roberts, Liz Lake, Danielle Phelps, Tse Ngo Chun, Carolyn Morton and Sherrie Edgar.

In Birmingham we visited Ikon Gallery, Yard/MAIA, Grand Union, Vivid Projects, Centrala, STEAMhouse and Prayer Room.

In Bristol we were hosted by Spike Island Associates and visited St Annes House and Bricks Bristol, The Launderette, Jamaica Street Studios, the Pervasive Media Studio, and Spike Island.