Mappish opened on Friday evening at the occasionally open Workshop Press Gallery. There will be another opportunity to see work on Thursday 4th April at 6pm together with a poetry reading.
There were lots of Leeds Creative Timebank hours behind this exhibition, the spirit of reciprocity and the gift economy, enabling so many of the achievements of this fascinating group of artists. The common thread, the concept that brought them together, was the idea of journeys and their mapping, and by bringing their ideas together they were able to create a synergy that lent energy and invention to a wonderful exhibition of making, mapping and drawing. At times working side by side, drawing and documenting an experience of landscape and at other times working independently to realise their own journeys, these artists have demonstrated that the experience of using the Timebank can be very positive and that it allows people to achieve wonderful things as part of a collective experience. Hopefully we will see far more joint ventures because of the new Timebank lightbulb moment workshops that are being held in the coming months.
For more, see this article on Lynette Willoughby’s website.