Exhibition: The Unsteady Now

Ocean Studios Performing & Visual Arts
All Dates
Tue, 21st Mar, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed, 22nd Mar, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu, 23rd Mar, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 24th Mar, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 25th Mar, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun, 26th Mar, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Mon, 27th Mar, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tue, 28th Mar, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wed, 29th Mar, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thu, 30th Mar, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fri, 31st Mar, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat, 1st Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun, 2nd Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Mon, 3rd Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tue, 4th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wed, 5th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thu, 6th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fri, 7th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat, 8th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun, 9th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Mon, 10th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tue, 11th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wed, 12th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thu, 13th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fri, 14th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat, 15th Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Unsteady Now brings together the work of ten Cornwall based artists, known collectively as ‘Dreysa’.

This exhibition runs from the 21st March – 15th April.

Private View : 23rd March 6-8pm in collaboration with Plymouth Print Social

The group have a wide range of practices, working across a range of media to explore diverse themes from pertinently contemporary perspectives. Whether untangling aspects of politics, environment, science and religion, or articulating concepts of place and the self, each artist operates with an awareness that in these times the ground on which we stand is inherently unstable: ideas must be challenged, histories unraveled and normality redefined.

The exhibition extends out from the Penwith Gallery, with a four-day installation at St Nicholas Chapel, on the Island, and a presentation of print work on show at Porthmeor studios from 2nd to 18th March, which will then tour to Ocean Studios in Plymouth.

Dreysa was formed as the result of a nine-month period of conversation, networking and creative exploration facilitated by Field Notes and made possible by Cultivator as part of their programme of Graduate Support, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

This exhibition is free of charge, to support our funders, we do ask that you register your interest to view the exhibition, the time slot permits you to enjoy the exhibition at any point during Ocean Studios opening hours.

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

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When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

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Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
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