Sunday 20th August
4 – 7pm
Join us for an open studios event with this year’s studio residents Moira Salt and Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie. There will be food and Bar DeeDee will be open as per usual. All welcome!
After the success of last year’s residency which marked the organisation’s return to the format of artist residencies after a hiatus of eight years, we were very excited to welcome Moira and Zoë as Studio Residents from June – August. David Dale Gallery are continuing to commit to exploring new ways in which we can further support artist development, providing space for research, development and experimentation outside of our exhibitions and events programme; the Studio Residency is one such commitment.
Moira Salt is a mixed-race, American British artist. Her work explores latent threads of power within diasporic cultures and the marginalised, agitating where identity, history, and technology intersect. She uses narrative as a process to interrogate archives, and personal voices and imagination as a means for recovery. Her work sits across installed film, sound, performance and sculpture. Moira’s recent artworks have been exploring Black trauma and healing, using sonic storytelling, movement, and geology. Her performance works in particular have looked at Black Motherhood/Mothers as their direct subject, stemming from their place in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and possibilities of radical healing.
Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie is an artist from Glasgow, Scotland. They work predominantly with clay and make ceramics using handbuilding techniques as well as wheel throwing. They also make using pen (lettering and drawing) and video. Zoë interrogates Scotland’s colonial history, specifically relating to and the legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Informed by the politics of Black Radicalism they employ narrative building and dismantling, listening and questioning, to consider alternative understandings and activate further possibilities as a means to liberation. Collective imagining is an essential part of Zoë’s interdisciplinary practice. Collaborators include Zoë Charlery, Mele Broomes, Dr Sequoia Barnes, Isabel Barfod & Khadea Santi.