The ONCA Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 1-6pm. For the Making Care group exhibition we are also open on Saturdays, 1-4pm. You can also view artwork in our window and online. The ONCA Barge is open on Fridays for Community Mornings, Dresscue and for one-off events. See below for more information.
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Making Care Group Exhibition: Launch Event
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Making Care is a research project, group exhibition and events programme showcasing work by artists exploring aspects of care and access provision through their practices, pointing towards more just and equitable worlds against the backdrop of Covid and the inequalities it highlights.
This project asks how arts organisations can collaborate with – and care for – artists whose work explores themes of care. It centres access needs as opportunities for world-building and creative exchange, rather than problems to solve. It aims to open dialogue with artists, audiences and organisations about the transformative potential of DIY community care and access provision.
The Making Care artists – Josephine Chime, Kyla Harris & Lou Macnamara, Evan Ifekoya, Keith Hennessy and Carmen Papalia & Heather Kai Smith – explore care and access in rich, radical and varied ways. Please join us for the opening event of their co-curated exhibition and programme.
A BSL interpreter will be present during the event.
The following measures will be in place to keep staff and visitors safe:
- Windows and doors will be open to ensure the gallery is well ventilated
- A maximum of 12 people at any given time will be permitted in the gallery, including staff members and interpreters, meaning you may have to queue outside whilst waiting to enter (chairs will be available for those who need them)
- Face coverings must be worn in the gallery at all times, unless you are exempt
- Visitors will be asked to observe social distancing whilst moving around the gallery
Please help stop the spread and keep our staff and visitors safe by not visiting the gallery if you or anyone in your household/bubble has Covid-19 symptoms, has been told to self-isolate, or received a positive test within the last 14 days.
This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of Arts Council England.
Image credit: still image from ‘It’s Personal’, 2020, by Kyla Harris and Lou Macnamara.
Image description: Kyla’s fingers are interlocked as her hands are lightly clasped in the air. Beside her hands hang two loops made of canvas that she uses to pull herself up in bed.
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