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Attenborough Associates

Artistic individuals and companies with whom we work to develop and create high quality inclusive new work and reach diverse audiences.

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Kelly Richardson: Mariner 9

Saturday 7 March – Sunday 28 June
Mariner 9 (2012) presents a video of panoramic view of the Mars landscape hundreds of years in the future, littered with the rusting remains of various missions to the planet.

Created with software used by the film and gaming industries, and using data from NASA’s missions to Mars, Richardson has created a realistic representation of the Mars landscape covered by the debris of centuries of exploration. Despite the apparent abandoned state of the planet, some of the spacecraft continue to work, looking for signs of life.

Kelly Richardson (b. 1972, Canada) is one of the leading members of a new generation of artists using digital technologies to create hyper-real, highly charged landscapes. Recent solo exhibitions include Dundee Contemporary Arts, CAG Vancouver, VOID Derry and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Her video installations have been included in presentations at the Toronto Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

riot police keeping people away from a burning wheelchair

Justin Edgar: Reasonable Adjustment

This exhibition highlights the work of one particular activist group: Reasonable Adjustment, whose national campaign against the unfair treatment of disabled people gained prominence in the late eighties and early nineties with a series of attacks and public protests.

The group Reasonable Adjustment, or RAD, were formed in 1989 in protest at the treatment of disabled people, and were active during the late eighties and early nineties. What made RAD unique was the advocacy of armed resistance in the face of what they saw as unfair treatment of disabled people by the right-wing conservative government of Margaret Thatcher.

Between 1989 and 1994 they carried out a series of attacks including a shooting at the BBC and the bombing of Euston Station. Reasonable Adjustment modelled themselves on other historical armed resistance movements and are comparable to direct action groups such as the Animal Liberation Front, however, no one was seriously injured or killed in their campaign of violence.

At the time of Reasonable Adjustment, Justin Edgar was a student at Portsmouth Art College. He first noticed graffiti depicting RAD’s distinctive logo when taking photographs for an assignment on the city environment. He began to document the movement and this exhibition presents items from his personal collection of the last thirty years as well as borrowed items.

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The Sky Above Your Head

Saturday 18 July – Sunday 6 December
The Sky Above Your Head will survey the many ways in which contemporary artists have responded to the subject of outer space

Some artists have used space as direct subject matter, creating real and imaginary scenes of what lies beyond Earth. Other artists have used materials from space directly in their work, including fragments of meteorite and chemical elements that are more often found in outer space. Others still have responded to the long history that humankind has with the stars, using the night sky and the vastness of the universe beyond as a starting point for exploring the human condition.

Represented artists include: Glenn Brown, Angela Bulloch, Tim Etchells, Simon Faithfull, Fiona Finnegan, Stefan Gec, Brian Griffiths, Cornelia Parker and Michelle Stuart.

the cafe full of people with a group singing

Gallery Late

Friday 3 April, 8pm – 11pm
A night of music, spoken word, film, debate, and art, all happening across our galleries.
Join us for our latest Gallery Late, an opportunity to see the current exhibition after hours whilst enjoying Life Drawing in the galleries, and a night of film, spoken word, debate, arts and crafts, a brownie bar and more.
Tickets for this event are free but booking is recommended.
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Exhibition Archive

An archive of the exhibitions we have shown over the last 20 years