Art Unpacked pops up in Scarborough


New work from emerging artists, curated by students from York St John University

Hazel Dixon Lung 10Hazel Dixon, Lung 10

Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016 at The Old Parcels Office, Scarborough

Opening on the 7th July comes “Tracks” an exhibition based on movement and process, stagnant and changing environments.

The exhibition takes place in the historic Old Parcels Office on Scarborough train station platform, providing an opportunity to see contemporary artworks from five exciting young artists from different countries and backgrounds, in the setting of this intriguing historic building (you can find out a little more about the building here).

Curated by York St John University students, with the help of Chrysalis Arts, Tracks brings together both recent and current graduates work to showcase new and upcoming talent.

Featuring the work of:

Hazel Dixon, Sian Eilbeck, Marius Samavicius, Harriet Sutcliffe and Lottie Walsh

Open 12-5, free admission.

To get to The Old Parcels Office, turn left out of the train station and go about 200m along the road. Take a left into the railway carpark and on your right is The Old Parcels Office.

Hazel Dixon uses steel plates that are covered in rusted images of the industrial plants and collapsed habitations of Redcar and Middlesbrough.

Sian Eilbeck’s translucent, floor based ‘puddle’ presents an alternative landscape, referencing contour lines on maps, real or imagined?

Marius Samavicius poses the question ‘What happens when business becomes more powerful than government?’ in his thought provoking video piece.

Underpinning Harriet Sutcliffe’s work is an ongoing interest into influencing emotion and placing viewers in alternate experiences. Working primarily with video and sound, Harriet uses this visually immersive combination to blur the lines between fiction and reality.

Lottie Walsh’s film embarks on a journey into an unfamiliar world only accessible through the camera’s eye. Using the material qualities of filmmaking to highlight the awe-inspiring experience of nature, the film aims to access new and strange virtual worlds.

This exhibition is a complementary part of Art Unpacked series of touring art exhibitions created by Chrysalis Arts. Art Unpacked brings the very best of contemporary art and craft to small and unique venues on your doorstep.