Speaking Places: How to work

Ella Sutherland / Matthew Galloway

  • 23 Apr - 15 May, 2015

To coincide with the opening of 'Speaking Places' — a public art project taking place throughout 2015 in Hamilton’s City Gate Plaza, RAMP Gallery presents an exhibition of the collaborative practice of Matthew Galloway and Ella Sutherland.

Focusing on the ways language may exist and collide within the context of a specific locale, 'Speaking Places: How to work' looks at the different ways in which the by-products of the natural and constructed environment can be understood, highlighted, traced and proposed. This presentation seeks to question how graphic design might offer up alternative perspectives; continuing to draw upon historical, cultural and social precedents whilst also claiming its own identity as an autonomous form.

The Speaking Places series is intended to continually evolve and adapt in response to Hamilton’s local context and the fluidity of the urban environment. Through multiple interactions with a place and its people, the project aims to expose the potential for unique languages and universal archetypes to co-exist in the same space - a small city in the North Island of New Zealand.  This being the case, 'Speaking Places: How to work' is an early opportunity to introduce the structure of the project, unveil the first phase of works, and begin conversations.

Join us at the opening preview of 'Speaking Places: How to work' on Wed 22 Apr, 5-7pm.


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Speaking Places: How to work / Matthew Galloway & Ella Sutherland
23 Apr - 15 May, 2015
Opening preview: 22 Apr, 5-7pm