Artist Alice Martin’s new exhibition will be at the Tolbooth starting from the 28th of November! She’s written up a blog post for us all about it. Check it out below:
“I am excited to announce my first solo exhibition CTRL C at Tolbooth from 28th November – 10 December 2019, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
Private View 29th November 2019 7 – 9pm.
The exhibition is an exploration of digital copies through the use and manipulation of open data. For the show, I have created a new body of work based on a range of museum and gallery pieces from a number of online archives, focusing on information relating to heritage, archaeology, Classicism and Art history. The original works have been transformed and curated in order to showcase an altered collection.
On display will be various 3D outputs that have been reworked from existing material, the recreations allow new meanings to be formed. In using 3D printing processes, the artworks might seem familiar, but the materiality of the pieces generate a renewed response. The underlying connection throughout the exhibition is not solely of time or place, but rather of the notion of the individual.
With my exhibition, I want to bring increased attention to contemporary art within Stirling and what better place to host my solo show than the Tolbooth, which was once home to the city’s only dedicated gallery for contemporary art, The Changing Room. Hopefully this will attract a new audience, allowing the public to view such art out with Scotland’s other cities. So feel free to come along and of course ask questions!
This project has been supported by Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Forth Valley and West Lothian, and GOSSIP Collective.
Alice Martin resides and works in Stirlingshire. She is a graduate of Gray’s School of Art (2017) and has recently finished her MLitt in Archaeological Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands”