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An exhibition by Golden Thread Gallery Mentoring & Exhibition Award winner Drydan Wilson, focusing on the physical actions of skateboarding as a way of making art.

How does an artist who is also a devoted skateboarder interact with the space around them when they skate, when they are making art - and when they are doing both at the same time? How does skateboarding connect intimately with work created by this artist? They do not always use the spaces, buildings and streets around them in the way that architects and builders intended - what can that mean for the places themselves, and how we see them? This exhibition looks at the interaction between the practitioner and their environment, exploring the distortion of architecture and the subversion of its original purpose.

Drydan Wilson is an artist making work based around his everyday activities and involvement in skateboarding and its subculture. Drydan graduated from Belfast School of Art, in BA Fine Art in 2016 and from MFA Fine Art in 2021. Drydan has worked and studied in Finland, been the recipient of various art awards and grants. He has worked alongside both local and international artists, produced public artwork and had work featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions, nationally and internationally.

Drydan was the very first winner of the GTG Mentoring & Exhibition Award, presented to a University of Ulster School of Art Graduate based on their MFA work and show.

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Tue, 24 May 2022 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 25 May 2022 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 26 May 2022 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 27 May 2022 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 28 May 2022 11:00am - 4:00pm

Golden Thread Gallery

  • 84-94 Great Patrick Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2LU

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