ARTIVISM IN|SIGHT – ArtCan Virtual Gallery

25 April – 20 May 2022

Take a virtual walk-through the exhibition with Curator, Cath Stocker, by clicking on the following link:

ARTIVISM IN|SIGHT ArtCan Virtual Exhibition, Curator walk-through, April 2022

Curator Notes:

ARTIVISM IN|SIGHT features works by 16 international ArtCan sculptors and visual
artists also working in 3D. Curated by Cathy Stocker, this exhibition showcases 26
works by artists who have responded to the curatorial theme:

: a Portmanteau word combining Art & Activism.

: an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through
intuitive understanding.

By aesthetically drawing people in and then on closer inspection, raising awareness
of social, political or environmental issues, Art can challenge and change
perceptions. It can provide deeper insight. The theme, sometimes broadly used,
has been interpreted as such to illuminate the audience to important issues or an
alternative approach to a subject. Thoughtfulness is what makes us creative, but
do we want to just watch or do we want to feel provoked?

“I asked the artists to consider what is important to them that they would like to
draw in their audience and then show them a perspective they may not have seen
before. Art becomes a means of communication focused on change and
transformation. As a visual artist working in 3D I am aware that in general there
aren’t as many opportunities for artists working in 3D as there are with 2D, and it
is really exciting that ArtCan has provided this opportunity to focus purely on 3
dimensional works for this exhibition. The show will also be a first to interrogate
the ArtCan Virtual Gallery in this way”. Cathy Stocker April 2022

Participating artists
Caroline Wheaton, Cat Coulter, Cath Stocker, Greag Mac A’tSaoir, Heather
Burwell, Jane Hindmarch, Jill Desborough, Lawrence Mathias, Melanie Jordan,
Molly Lambourn, Nic Gear, Richard Paton, Sabatin Bascoban, Sandy Layton,
Svetlana Atlavina, Zelga Simone Miller

The Curator
Originally from Buckinghamshire, Cath Stocker, they/them, studied at
Amersham College of Art & Design and Leeds Polytechnic, graduating in 1988 with
a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art. In 1996, they moved to London where they managed a
variety of design projects before concentrating on their art. Since 2007, they have
exhibited extensively across the UK and as far afield as Finland and Austria. Cathy
now works from their studio in West Wales and creates work in both 2 and 3D.
“Taking risks, challenging processes and experimenting with different materials are
some of the essential things that drive me. My work has always centered around
‘Artivism’, which is the anchor, as it is very often concerned in raising awareness
about social, political and environmental issues.”

The Soundscape
‘Midsummer Begins 2022’
Evensong on Sunday 27th March 2022
Recorded by Cath Stocker, in the woods outside their studio, Llandysul, West Wales
Choir credits: Robin. Blackbird. Woodpigeon. Carrion Crow. Chaffinch. Great
Spotted Woodpecker. Coal Tit. Blue Tit. Song Thrush. Bumblebee.


ArtCan creates opportunities for artists through exhibitions and practice
development as well as peer-to-peer connections, professional recognition and
access to specialist knowledge and support.

ArtCan is an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation with members across Britain
and internationally. Our work is supported by the efforts of artist-member
volunteers, contributions from our Founder Friends and Friends of ArtCan and with
the valued guidance of our Board of Trustees.

ArtCan has expertise in producing collaborative art exhibitions in London, across
Britain and internationally. Our exhibitions complement the work of established
galleries by enabling talent to gain experience and skills. We work with galleries,
but also seek new spaces where art becomes a part of everyday life and with the
aim of involving audiences in an organic and personal way.

ArtCan’s artist-centred ethos means that our model does not involve charging
membership fees or commissions on sales, to help artists focus on developing a
sustainable practice.

The Gallery
ArtCan’s own virtual gallery is a virtual space that enables ArtCan to develop their
hybrid model of exhibiting, which provides both offline and online programming
and viewing opportunities. Initially, the hybrid model was a response to the
limitations of COVID-19. However, in recommitting to its online reach ArtCan has
seen its involvement with both its membership and audience broaden and deepen
and for these reasons will remain.

With grateful thanks to
ArtCan Founder Friends
Marilyn Jeffcoat, Helen Guy, Ian Enters, Hayam Elsayed, Michael Fell, Filipe
Assunção, Rita Carta Manias
ArtCan Corporate Friends
Kroll, Stanton Williams, Zealous

Contact/ Website & Social Media:
[email protected] / / @ArtCanOrg

Please e-mail [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing a work. You
will be connected to the artist directly to finalise the purchase. Please note that
addition framing and shipping costs may occur.

ArtCan’s artist-centred ethos means that our model does not involve charging
membership fees or commissions on sales, to help artists focus on developing a
sustainable practice.







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