DOWNTOWN 1 & 2
DOWNTOWN 1 - NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB 2013
Artwork by Jenny Gordon, Whitty Gordon Projects and Winstan Whitter. Curated By Kate Ross.
Short films by Conor O’Grady, Eddie Saint-Jean, Fraser Watson, Gabriel Bisset-Smith, Janina Samoles, Laura Arten, Leona Clinton & Mary Caffrey, Patrick Corcoran, Whitty Gordon Projects and Winstan Whitter Decks: DJ Mylon D (Sweet Memory Sounds) and guests plus live music
This exhibition brings together work from artists who explore the urban and respond to the idea of DOWNTOWN - the core of a city and its creative heart, a melting pot of diverse communities living life on the street - with specific relation to the downtown of Kingston, Jamaica. The exhibition features new collages created by Jenny Gordon, photographs and film stills by Whitty Gordon Projects from their work in Kingston, Jamaica; and a collection of images illustrating the story of The Four Aces Club in Dalston through flyers, posters and photographs, collated by Winstan Whitter.
The artists whose work is shown in DOWNTOWN have been influenced by Jamaican music, the presence of Jamaican culture in London and its vibrant history which has been brought over from one urban hub to be recreated and reinvented in another.
Kate Ross (Curatorial Curiosities) is an independent curator who has worked extensively in art galleries, museums and higher education. Curating contemporary art, design and sound art exhibitions and events working with a particular interest in non-gallery spaces, she was 2012 -13 Chelsea Arts Club Trust Research Fellow at CHELSEA space. She is a keen arts blogger (www.curatorialcuriosities.wordpress.com), writes exhibition reviews, is a semi-professional classical singer, general extreme culturalist and globetrotter.www.kateross.org
DOWNTOWN 2 BELFAST
Curated by Deirdre Morrissey
Following the success of DOWNTOWN which took place at Notting Hill Arts Club in London, WhittyGordon are inviting you to DOWNTOWN 2 at Platform Arts Belfast which explores the urban and respond to the idea of the core of a city and diverse communities.
DOWNTOWN 2 will consist of artwork by Jenny Gordon http://jennygordon20.tumblr.com/ and there will be a showreel of selected short films about cities, from international artists and filmmakers, curated by WhittyGordon Projects.
DOWNTOWN 2 will take place at Platform Arts Belfast from October 3rd until 24th. The private view will be on October 2nd from 7-9pm