**17 Claypath’s 6 month run has come to an end. Thanks to everyone who got involved, attended and supported.**
17 Claypath is a temporary gallery space in the heart of Durham City and our latest project.
Providing a platform for emerging and established contemporary artists it hosts an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and installations. The project has been extended and we are currently we are programming until the end of March 2013 and running a new exhibition approximately every two weeks.
The programme will be confrmed here as we establish it, and you can also find details on our Events Calendar and various social media sites.
The project is run by Empty Shop CIC in partnership with Durham County Council.
Stage one ran from October – December 2012
The Sunderland Book Project & Site Verify Revisited
Sat 13th Oct – Sun 21st Oct | Preview Fri 12th: 6pm – 8pm
An international touring exhibition of handmade books, initiated by Theresa Easton.
Accompanied by a revisiting of a site specific installation by Dawn Felicia Knox.
Using Any Means Necessary: James Adair
Sat 27th Oct – Sat 3rd Nov | Preview Fri 26th: 6pm – 8pm
After 3 years of work exploring the conflict in Northern Ireland this exhibition marks two milestones; the conclusion of this phase of Adair’s work and the centenary of “The Ulster Covenant”.
Fri 16th Nov – Tues 20th Nov | Preview Thurs 15th: 6pm – 8pm
A group exhibition by final year Northumbria University Fine Art students exploring the beauty found in the banal, the wondrous in the ordinary and the phenomenal in the everyday.
Sat 24th Nov – Sat 1st Dec | Preview Fri 23rd: 6pm – 8pm | Closed Sunday & Monday
Temporary Worlds presents the work of eight North East based artists, united in their work’s
responses to the natural world from observed conservation to imagined dystopian landscapes.
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
Sat 8th Dec & Sun 9th Dec | Preview Fri 7th: 6pm – 8pm
Final year ‘BA Applied Arts for Enterprise’ students at Cleveland College of Art and Design who were given 8 weeks in which to create an ‘Artists book’ relating to their Dissertation research.
Wed 12th Dec – Mon 24th Dec | Preview Tues 11th: 6pm – 8pm
Fusion returns to light Durham once again, this time from inside 17 Clayapath, created by light artist Mick Stephenson and first shown as part of Lumiere 2011.
The 5th Annual Empty Shop Open
Sat 2nd Feb – Sun 10th of Feb | Preview Fri 1st Feb: 6pm – 9pm
The Annual Open is traditionally our biggest event and one which stays true to the democratic spirit that Empty Shop was founded. This time round the Open took place across 5 venues, one of which was 17 Claypath.
Filling The Void: Frank Briffa
Mon 18th Feb – Tues 26th Feb | Late opening Fri 22nd Feb: 6pm – 9pm
In this exhibition we see a series of large scale paintings by Frank Briffa – for more information click here
Colony: James Watts
Sat 16th March – Wednesday 27th March | Preview: Fri 15th March 6pm – 9pm
The final exhibition at 17 Claypath. “A ritual growth of unknown forms. A commune of hidden purpose, intoning cryptic liturgies.”- for more information click here
Really Good Friday
Empty Shop’s biennial easter event that has nothing to do with easter. More info coming soon
Follow 17 Claypath
We have asked our volunteers to document the process throughout the project. The brief is to be honest. You can follow them on Twitter and on Tumblr
You can follow the weblog here: 17claypath.wordpress.com