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Making Care: Group Exhibition

8 October 202113 November 2021

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. 

Making Care commissions artists – Josephine Chime, Kyla Harris & Lou Macnamara, Evan Ifekoya, Keith Hennessy and Carmen Papalia & Heather Kai Smith – who explore care and access in rich, radical and varied ways, to co-curate an exhibition and programme, supported in their autonomy by ONCA, with space and resources to think through their needs and wishes. 

Read more about the artists here.

Opening times:

Wednesday – Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday: 1 – 4pm

Please note the gallery will be open 4 – 8pm on Friday 8 October for the exhibition opening only.

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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