Exhibition runs:  22nd - 26th February 2017,    Open:  12pm - 6pm  (Sun 1pm - 4pm)

Private View:  Tuesday 21st February  (6pm - 8pm)

An exhibition celebrating text in art of all forms, curated by Kelly O'Brien and Sveta Antonova.

Toby Rainbird-Webb
Vesislava Zheleva
Rachael Coward

Think beyond the wall and into the world of language. There are endless possibilities between a visual art practice and writing, text, letters, words.

ART+TEXT is showcasing an international group of artists expressing themselves through this truly engaging medium.

The relationship between art and text has always been rich and varied – from René Magritte to Jasper Johns, Jenny Holzer to Martin Creed - the decision to use text in art is a powerful and often provocative choice.

Within each of us the perception of text varies, may it be conceptual, aesthetic or purely content orientated. ART+TEXT can manifest as anything!

Expect video, performance, installation, print and much more on both gallery floors at 44AD artspace.

TTT - Talk, Text & Tour

Sun 26th Feb, 3pm

ART+TEXT 2017 will close its doors for this year with a public event – you are warmly invited.

Expect a talk about the connection between language, text and linguistics in visual arts practice, a tour through the exhibition by the curators – including a Q&A with local artists.

Furthermore performance artist Peta Lloyd will perform ‘It just is 2’ live at 3.20pm.

Tea, coffee and snacks provided.

'Visual art and writing don't exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can't do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.'
William S. Burroughs

Including work by:

• Annelies Egli • Annie Le Santo • Automated Luxury (Clare Robertson) • Basak Ulukose • Bel Cooper • Caitlin Rowley • Catalina Barroso-Luque • Catherine Jack • Charlie Harryman • Christopher Holden • Darren Caffrey • David Charles • Dot Melanin • Eden Mitsenmacher • Ellen Weeks • Emma Lloyd • Fay Stevens • Gemma Green • Jacqui Orly Ammon • Jenny Pritchard • Jenny Schäfer • Jeremy Cole • Jo Hamill • Josh Philpott • Kalmia Strong • Kate McDonnell • Kenji Lim • Lesley Patterson-Marx • Paul Hollin • Pen Dalton • Peta Lloyd • Peter Please • Rachael Coward • Robert Good • Robert Peters • Robert Strang • Sharon Gale • Sid and Jim • Siobhan Humston • Sonia Laura • Sophie Erin Cooper • Stephen Woolley • Sue Prince • Tania Robertson • Tina Dempsey • Toby Rainbird-Webb • Vesislava Zheleva •

Darren Caffrey
Kenji Lim
Tina Dempsey
Lesley Patterson-Marx