An exhibition of new and existing artist flags including work by Rose Finn-Kelcey, Mikey Cuddihy, Don Brown, Abigail Lane, John Christie, Yoko Brown, Graham Crowley, Russell Marsh, Emily Cannell and Callum John.
Launching: Thursday July 7th (6.30 – 8.30 pm)
At: The Art Station, 48 High Street, Saxmundham
Open: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (12 – 4pm)*
Running until: Saturday August 13th
*By appt at all other times, contact [email protected] / 07927770421
Flags will be flown on Saxmundham High Street until the end of August 2022
The Art Station is pleased to be able to project a video of flag works by Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945-2014). From 1970 to 1973 Finn-Kelcey made a series of flags that she referred to as “windblown objects” or “wind-dependent objects”, which were installed at a number of sites across Britain, as well as in Berlin and Bern. Finn-Kelcey’s early flag works focused on both authorship and context. Often, they carried a verbal formula, such as ‘Here is a Gale Warning’ (1971) that was flown from the mast at the BBC’s Alexandra Palace in North London, a site that was still used by the BBC at the time for news broadcasts.
Inspired by this rural market town’s history and presence as a gateway to cultural and coastal Suffolk, The Art Station has invited artists and community groups to take part in the Flag Project and create a collection of celebratory flags; some hanging within and transforming the interior of The Art Station building – the former 1954 telephone exchange, and others flown from poles, creating colour, shape, movement, meaning in a prominent position along the length of Saxmundham High Street.
The Art Station has also asked members of the community; Saxmundham primary school and other local organisations to create flags which express something they would like to celebrate. The project invites an egalitarian approach to reinterpreting how flags might be used to represent pride of place, identity and community.
Follow the link below to find out more about the artists and groups involved in this project.
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