The Crawford Room
Now showing until January 19th 2020
GHT is proud to present a new exhibition with work by Solent University graduate Kane Applegate.
Transition tells the story of how God’s House Tower was repaired, renovated and repurposed to become Southampton’s new arts and heritage venue in 2019. Photographic documentation, taken by staff at ‘a space’ arts, is exhibited alongside a newly commissioned artwork by Kane Applegate, as well as a recorded conversation between Kane Applegate and director Daniel Crow.
Kane’s practice is fed by an ever-growing collection of abandoned and abused materials and objects, discarded and disregarded by the citizens of Southampton. Working with these found things, he builds sculptures and structures that explore the notion of three physical forces: balance, compression and tension. For Transition, Kane has made a site- specific installation, built using objects uncovered during the renovations at God’s House Tower. These materials, bent, broken, reassembled and rearranged, are given a new life and a new audience in this most recent chapter of the building’s history.
To accompany the exhibition, we have published a photo book with a foreword by GHT Director, Daniel Crow, about the refurbishment project and transition of the building from desolate ancient monument to a new contemporary arts and heritage venue. Available soon from the GHT book shop.
GHT director Daniel Crow will give a talk about the refurbishment project on January 18th at 4.30pm at GHT.