Empire, Wall Projects, Montrose

    July/August 2015

    An exhibition curated by Gayle Nelson PSSA, and Alan Bond SSA.

    The former premises of the Montrose Rope & Sail Co. now occupied by Wall Projects, which was established by Kim Kanale,┬áprovided the venue for an exciting and widely reviewed show. Both the modernised upper galleries and the raw, post-industrial space on the ground floor were used. The atmospheric and decaying rope-spinning space is over 100 meters long and only 4 meters wide. My contribution to the show was to build a jetty over the broken and unsafe floor. I thought of the surface of the floor as a metaphor for the sea. ‘Jetty’ referenced the maritime history of the factory and port, and the idea of a point of departure. The show was enhanced by a talk and reading by the acclaimed author James Robertson from his award winning novel ‘Joseph Knight ‘.