SHOWSTOPPER : Smaller displays in the galleries between major exhibitions
Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September
Talks: Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 7.00pm
Bill Drummond: How To Be An Artist
Inspired by his favourite artist Richard Long, Bill Drummond sets out on a quest to sell a photographic print by Long entitled A Smell of Sulphur in the Wind for $20,000. How To Be An Artist (Penkiln Burn £15.00) documents his drive north from Southampton to Dounreay, via Bristol, during which he reflects on the work of art. Returning to Bristol to exhibit photographs and material gathered from his journey, Bill will discuss his and our relationship to art, as he cuts up Longs work into 20,000 equal pieces, and offers them for sale for one US dollar each. Bill Drummond has used various strategies to interrogate and subvert the cultural landscape, including pop music (KLF), writing (The Manual, Bad Wisdom and 45) and actions (the burning of a considerable amount of money).
Talks £3.00 / £2.00 concessions. Advance booking recommended
The first of two showstoppers featuring writers who use the journey as an element of their practice. Iain Sinclair will exhibit visual documentation, artwork and video from his forthcoming book London Orbital in November.