On The Waltzers

Date: March 22nd - April 20th.

Where: Convenience Pop Pp, 39 Borough Pavement, Birkenhead

“‘On The Waltzers’, an interactive and immersive arts installation created by artist and curator duo ELLSQUARED that will open Convenience Gallery’s 2024 TTITG program. 

The artists evoke nostalgia for the British everyday experience, from a mini golf course, now to a fun fair. The viewers are invited to participate in a series of classic fair games for the chance to win hand-crafted prizes made by the artists with the intention of exploring how exhibitions can be more accessible and how  the audience can obtain artwork through play. 

 From tufted teddy bears to felt cigarettes, a homage to Hull Fair, ‘On The Waltzers’  implores the viewer to not only engage with the installation but to become a part of the work itself. 

This is ELLSQUARED’s first exhibition of 2024 and will once again subvert the white cube gallery experience and how a sense of levity and tongue-in-cheek approach to their respective practices elevate not only the craft and ‘everyday’ dialogue they hold dearly, but also what is considered high and low art and how they play with the viewer within their work.” 

Attend the launch night by securing a ticket here: https://skiddle.com/e/37271820

ELLSQUARED (Elisa Sallis and Ella Matthews)

They are a visual artist and curatorial duo  who combine two minds to create kitsch and gaudy art that breaches white cube assumptions of how art should be perceived. They accomplish this by transforming the gallery experience into a public-engaged, inclusive, and levity-filled experience using craft and textile methods of creation.  Working together for over 4 years, they have completed a number residencies, the most recent at The Bridewell Studios and Gallery. Ell-squared has partnered on 10 exhibitions in total to create shows that are publicly engaging and challenge the gallery experience. Their exhibition portfolio ranges from self-initiated shows to large-scale open calls involving national and international artists. They provide a level of care to all parties involved while also bringing a fresh viewpoint to what they develop next.

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