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OPEN COLLECTIVE

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OPEN COLLECTIVE
PRIVATE VIEW Thursday 30th November 6-9pm
Open 1st December – 15th February 2024
Tuesday – Sunday
10am – 6pm
36 Minster Road, Reading, RG1 2JB

Contemporary, incautious, curious. Open Collective is a radical artist collective based in Reading, who support the development of early-career creatives and provide a community of shared knowledge and support within the arts. Each of their members have varied and unique practices, including but not limited to: performance, sculpture, music, writing, and drag. They are all actively engaged with local communities, and have experience with running workshops and events which promote inclusive, free thinking.
Open Collective will be exploring Entropy, and its tendency to allow things to dissolve into chaos. They believe this reflects the idea of becoming further integrated into the local community; disturbing & inter-meshing into it. Their combined experiences make for unique and engaging outputs, and they are looking forward to expanding their events to a larger scale. This might be serious. This might be powerful. Stay tuned, stay open.

Open Collective are a group of deluded silly song writing silly art making weirdos.
This might be serious
This might be powerful
Our Members: Lara Beasley/DUAC, Cheri Clayton, Chang Ling Shan Samantha, Constance Hope, Sofia Pantsjoha, Alex Buxton, Andreea Ene, Cherry Dodd, Josephine Maxwell, Charlotte Emerton-Rolfe

Open Collective is currently interested in the idea of entropy. They are intrigued by the tendency for things to dissolve into chaos, and feel that this work can be reflected through various unique lenses in our practices. Open Collective also believe that this reflects theie idea of becoming integrated further into the local community, distributing and intermeshing to it. Their practices are often site-specific, and so they would maximise the use of the space by creating works tailored to the venue.

Open Collective plan on hosting a minimum of 8 events, with at least one event each week of the residency. Many of their members have experience with performance in some respect, and we would have at least one event which highlighted this aspect of our work. They are also interested in hosting skills workshops, life drawing events, and artist talks, which would make the content of the exhibition more accessible.

Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Socials: @open_collective_ 

ARTWORKS IN SHOW

Samantha Chang

“Mutable Awakening” Performance-installation plan , 2023, digital sketch

Constance Hope

‘Untitled, still’, 2019, Acrylic, 50x70cm

Cherry Dodd

I’m constantly remoulding my perspective 1- Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50cm

Charlotte Emerton-Rolfe

Untitled (work in progress) 1, 2023, Mod Rock and Expanding Foam, Various Dimensions

Josephine Maxwell

Apathy, 2023, costume, reclaimed fabric, 100x60cm

Lara Beasley

‘Immaterial Vending Machine (prototype version)’, 2023, Mod Roc, Acrylic Paint, & Woven Scrap Material, Prototype Version: 28cm x 20cm x 10cm, Final Version: 180cm x 130cm x 70cm (3)

Constance Hope

‘Sleep’, 2020, Acrylic & Ink, 50x70cm

Cheri Clayton

Under the sea metamorphosis, digital 01

Charlotte Emerton-Rolfe

SCREW YOU, 2023, Video (1min 25secs)

Josephine Maxwell

Residual Hope, 2022, acrylic, sand, paper, 42x60cm

Eva Mary Vandepoorter

Flow Dimension 3, Oil on Canvas, 21.59×27

Constance Hope

‘Hair Transplant’, 2023, Reclaimed Tiles & Human Hair, 35x35cm

Cheri Clayton

Under the Sea Metamorphosis, Digital 02

Andreea Ene

‘Human Connection with Nature is Slowly Dying’, 2023, Acrylics, 200cm x 150cm

Eva Mary Vandepoorter

Flow Dimension 2, Oil on Canvas, 63.5×63

Constance Hope

‘3.12’, 2020, Acrylic & Ink, 50x70cm

Constance Hope

Sculpting Sentients, 2023, Clay & Cotton

Cheri Clayton

My Weight is Mines, 2013, Body Cast, Installation, Various Dimensions

Andreea Ene

‘Before The Storm’, 2023, Acrylics, 100cm x 100cm

Eva Mary Vandepoorter

Flow Dimension 1, Oil on Canvas, 76.2×50

Cherry Dodd

I’m constantly remoulding my perspective 3 – Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50cm

Cheri Clayton

Being relieved from the weight of ones self, 2023, Installation, Various Dimensions

Alex Buxton

‘Parables Nos. 1-12’, 2021, Oil and collage on paper, 12 parts, each 29.7 x 21cm

Alex Buxton

‘Parables (film)’, film, 6min 40secs

Constance Hope

“For External & Internal Use Only, 2022, Paper Installation, Various Dimentions

Cherry Dodd

I’m constantly remoulding my perspective 2 – Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50cm

Charlotte Emerton-Rolfe

Untitled (work in progress) 2, 2023, Mod Rock and Expanding Foam, Various Dimensions

Sofia Pantsjoha

2023, Clay and found objects, approx. 1m x 1m (2)

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