Dairy Art Centre supports and engages with contemporary visual art at the highest international level. The exhibition programme comprises temporary exhibitions that draw on the collections of its founders, representing internationally renowned figures celebrated worldwide, as well as lesser known artists. In addition, Dairy provides opportunities for curators, undiscovered artists and commissions ambitious new work for its unique 12,500 square feet of exhibition spaces, formerly a milk depository used by Express Dairy Company Ltd.
The programme varies in format: major survey exhibitions of individual artists often take over the entire Centre; two or three solo-shows run concurrently opening up a dialogue between artists works; and large-scale group shows of emerging and established artists provide juxtapositions that offer fresh opportunities to reappraise work that may be familiar, and to consider younger artists presenting work in this context.
Each exhibition is approached with renewed energy, often Dairy Art Centre works with talented emerging international curators who play with curatorial processes to introduce a surprising and exciting dimension to developing the programme. Artists are invited to respond to the unique architecture of the Centre, which enables the realisation of new work and provides many presentation possibilities in two main galleries, a converted fridge, two further exhibition rooms and outdoor spaces.
Our adjunct programme of talks, lectures and events aims to engage arts professionals in the wider themes of the exhibition and provides networking opportunities and potential partnerships and future collaborations to gestate.
Dairy Art Centre’s exhibition programme is devised by its founders or by invited guest curators. Dairy Art Centre does nor accept proposals for exhibitions from individuals or groups. Materials submitted will not be reviewed or returned.
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