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Alison Jones at the Alima Centre

6 December 2006 by Billy

I spent yesterday afternoon at the Alima Centre with artist Alison Jones. Alison was taking us round the ‘On the Edge’ exhibition in the second floor gallery.

The exhibition is part of Dadafest (Disability and Deaf Arts Festival), ‘exploring the physical and emotional issues of being forced to the
edge…of the city, the art scene, society, people’s consciousness and
view’.

Alison has produced an excellent sound piece for the exhibition ‘Art, Lies and Audio Tapes’ in which visitors to the Walker Art Gallery have been asked to provide a description of our popular painting ‘And When Did You Last See Your Father?‘. This audio is then played in the exhibition in front of an imprecise line drawing of the painting.

And When Did You Last See Your Father?

‘Art, Lies and Audio Tapes’ is a work in progress and one possibility is to produce a version of it for the Walker Art Gallery website in the new year. In the mean time, ‘On the edge’ continues at the Alima Centre until 15 December 2006.

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