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Boundaries Exhibition ~ Interview with DelvesintoHollis

Join us as we interview cross-disciplinary artists Caitlin Delves and Becky Hollis {DelvesintoHollis} and find out about their inaugural exhibition. BOUNDARIES 0.1 aims to support, engage and showcase emerging artists and DelvesintoHollis’ Kickstarter ends on 8th March. You can make a pledge from £5 or more and rewards range from a shout-out on social media to a handmade piece of art and custom-designed piece of clothing.

BOUNDARIES

April 7 – 10 2017

Dance For All Studios

106 St Stephen Street

Edinburgh

EH3 5AQ

An exhibition that looks to engage artists of differing disciplines within one space, exploring boundaries within concept and practice.

Presented by DelvesintoHollis
Supported by Dance for All and Etch Theatre Company

 

Caitlin Delves and Becky Hollis first met during their last year of high school. They went on to study and graduate from DJCAD and LCF respectively. Throughout their time at university, the friends worked together on various cross-disciplinary projects outwith their studies. DelvesintoHollis was formed in 2013 and they have since worked on a variety of film projects together.

Becky and Caitlin both believe that there are limited platforms outside of university for emerging artists to showcase their work. They hope to create a platform for cross-disciplinary artists to come together.

L-R: Becky HollisCaitlin Delves

 

What projects have you collaborated on since DelvesIntoHollis was formed in 2013?

We have worked on a variety of film projects throughout our studies. We started producing our own short films, ranging from ridiculous Barbie “acted” films, short Fashion films and satirical advertisements. DelvesintoHollis latest short film “Is it Safe” will feature in the exhibition.

 

How did you come up with the concept for Boundaries?

As Graduates ourselves, we both felt that outside the closed environment that is University, there are limited platforms to showcase work. We also found it to be a struggle without any set deadlines, and knowing many emerging artists out there felt the same.

We began exploring the idea of bringing emerging artists together, and what would happen when they do. This led us onto exploring Boundaries as a concept and how this word summed up all that is part of the exhibition; our range of artists, the use of space and being an exhibition for emerging artists by emerging artists. Both of us have a different idea of what “Boundaries” means, and that in itself was a great starting off point! We knew it was such a broad, yet specific theme to allow artists to explore.

 

Tell us more about the pods…?

Each pod will begin as an open walled wooden frame. Each artist may use the pod in their own way; if they require backboards or more panels of wood we will accommodate accordingly. The Artists may also paint their pod if they wish. The pods are in production but please see the illustration image attached.

The pods allow the individual artist freedom to create their own tiny gallery, while also creating a sense of the whole.  We wanted to create a large installation within one space, letting the audience go in and out of each Pod, while also seeing through into the next.

In the exhibition, we will also have an audience pod, in which the viewers are welcomed to write on the walls of the pod. This is to allow the audience to comment on the exhibition, or even to write down their own personal meaning of “Boundaries”.

 

Will the artists’ work be for sale during the exhibition?

If the artist chooses, they can sell their work on a ‘price on request’ basis. As each artist differs in disciplines, some work will be for sale, some will not. If works are sold, they will not be available to take away during the run of the exhibition.  If an artist does sell work, they will keep the profits.

 

Will the secondary “response” pieces be on display at Boundaries, or at a future exhibition?

We aim to have the secondary response pieces in the exhibition. We hope to have the works lead between the pods, creating a connection between each artist. The secondary response pieces will also feature in our Boundaries Zine, which will be on sale during the exhibition. If an artist chooses to not display their secondary piece within the exhibition, it will at least feature in the Zine.

 

How is your Kickstarter going?

The Kickstarter is going great! We are so pleased with where we are with still two weeks to go! People have responded so well to the project and we have been overwhelmed by their generosity. We still have a few days to go and are hopeful of making our target.

Make a pledge to support BOUNDARIES 0.1 on Kickstarter

 

B O U N D A R I E S from Delves into Hollis on Vimeo.

 

What, do you feel, are the main roadblocks for emerging artists in Scotland?

Particularly the number of emerging artists that there are. There are incredible graduates each year, yet 11 months later along come more. We both feel that once you have graduated, there are limited ways to showcase work. In particular, showcasing work for free! We wanted to provide a platform for artists that do not have the necessary means to showcase new works.

 

Boundaries “0.1” implies this may be the first in a series of exhibitions…?

DelvesintoHollis hopes to continue this exhibition in the future, possibly an annual event in differing locations. The good thing about our “Pods” is that they can be transported anywhere! We hope to use other themes in collaboration with the Boundaries title for example “Boundaries x …”

 

What are your plans & ideas for the future of DelvesIntoHollis after Boundaries?

DelvesintoHollis hopes to further collaborate with artists. We hope to continue creating a community of artists, where people can come and go and work together. We would like to see DelvesintoHollis curate more exhibitions, produce more films, hold pop-up art stalls, and even film nights!

 

Who are the exhibiting artists? 

Throughout March to the lead up to the exhibition, we will be revealing a couple of Artists per week. We have eight artists, each has graduated from a range of Scottish Art Schools, including: Edinburgh College of Art, Gray’s School of Art, Dundee College of Art and Design and Glasgow School of Art.

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Are you each exhibiting work too?

Along with co-curating, we will be creating a film room in the downstairs studio. This will feature a short film produced by DelvesintoHollis and Directed by Becky entitled “Is it Safe”. This room will be a large installation of the film itself, elements of the film will spill out onto the floor around the projection.

 

Anything else you’d like to add?

We plan to arrange a Student Open day during the run of the exhibition in which the Artists will be there to talk with visitors. We hope this can give approaching graduates an insight into projects and also reach out to those who might want to be involved with Boundaries in the future.

B O U N D A R I E S from Delves into Hollis on Vimeo.

 

BOUNDARIES

April 7 – 10 2017

Dance For All Studios

106 St Stephen Street

Edinburgh

EH3 5AQ

Presented by DelvesintoHollis
Supported by Dance for All and Etch Theatre Company

 

BOUNDARIES aims to explore the concrete, abstract, tangible and intangible boundaries within society, work, space and artistic practice. The exhibition will simultaneously interrogate and celebrate our understanding of boundaries through both form and content.

The artists will be encouraged to traverse boundaries within their practice and the content of their work. The exhibition will play with the boundaries that exist between creator and spectator, inviting audiences into the work on a whole new level.

Approximately 8 artists will be selected to exhibit their work in response to the theme of boundaries. Additionally, each artist will be asked to create a secondary piece inspired by another exhibiting artist’s work. In doing so we hope to not only create a dialogue between each artist, but also the selected works on display.

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