The Rea Garden is an amazing exhibition space in Digbeth, Birmingham. Comprising of a triangle outdoor plot of land Behind Closed Doors have run a successful rolling programme of guest shows and residencies in this space for 3 years. TROVE even held a show there this time last year, Family Fun Day. To celebrate Behind Closed Doors are exhibiting a retrospective of activity in The Rea Garden at Solihull Art Complex. It is a great show, not just because a.a.s. and TROVE have a piece in it, but also because it provides an insight into the space, the work that has been shown there and also demonstrates the care and hard work Behind Closed Doors have put into the garden as well as the quality of shows that have taken place there. The retrospective is not because the space is closing, rather it is a celebration of what was and shows a potential for what it could become.
The official blurb goes like this:
The Rea Garden have been invited to hold an exhibition based on the project space at The Solihull Arts Complex. The exhibition will be part documentation part archive and visual history of the subtle and more pronounced changes of the space over the past 3 years. It is also a document of the creative process and the artwork, some of which has been re-situated in the gallery. The exhibition is a brief history of the site so far…….
Artists taking part in the exhibition -
Arlene Burnett, Paul Newman, Leon Trimble, Jamie Fowkes, Helen Grundy, Anne Guest, Project Pigeon, The Family, Hannah Hull, Claudia Borgna, Brigid Mc Leer and current artist in residence at The Rea Garden Graham Dunning.
It's on until the 9th October at The Solihull Arts Complex