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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 ‘.

    Reviews:
    http://www.s-s-a.org/empire-at-wall-projects/
    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/firstnightreviews/article4521283.ece
    http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/visual-arts/art-review-empire-montrose-1-3866780
    http://www.livingfield.co.uk/art/empire-at-wall-projects-ii-montrose/