'Into the Wilde'(2024)
In 2024, Material Matters will embark on a 5 month long residency at the Williamson Art Gallery with a major series of exhibitions titled Into the Wyld, taking place from August 1st to December 21st.
We are creating 3 immersive exhibitions woven together with performances and ceremonies aimed at rediscovering and reinterpreting the places and myth associated with the Gawain legend and the Wirral.
We aim to inspire artists and communities to delve into the world of mythology and folklore using the remarkable medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as our guide. This tale is not only rich in adventure and mystery but also encompasses profound themes, symbolism and questions that continue to have a vivid contemporary resonance.
'Here to Become'(2023)
at Bridewell Art Studios Gallery
‘Here to Become’ is an Independents Biennial event responding to the theme of the 2023 Liverpool Biennial ‘uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’ whose theme addresses the history and temperament of our city and its call for ancestral forms of knowledge, wisdom and healing.
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Artists part of this collective are: Angelo Madonna, John Elcock, Patric Rogers and Silvia Battista
The group explores the inter-relationship between materiality and performance under a collaborative praxis we call emotional minimalism developed to explore the subjective affects of creative perception and process.
The work is expressed as a curated series of exhibitions divided into Acts, and an experimental programme of individual reflections named Test!