ActionSpace artist Andrew Omoding presents a new solo exhibition opening at Woodend Gallery, Scarborough
Dates: 19 March-19 June
Opening times: Tuesday–Friday, 10.00am-5.00pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm
Location: Woodend Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW
ActionSpace artist Andrew Omoding‘s solo exhibition titled Welcome to Me, Scarborough. To See and Hold My Work is now open at Woodend Gallery in Scarborough. For this ambitious exhibition, Andrew has fused inspiration from the local fishing community in Scarborough with his memories and experiences of Uganda. He has used the Gallery’s archive of books, photographs, objects and artefacts as sources of inspiration and visited locations around Scarborough including the many architectural highlights, the fishing port and arcades. These points of inspiration have been recreated by Andrew in his studio at ActionSpace making new hybrid forms, giving traditional coastal objects a new lens through which to be seen. This is Andrew’s first solo exhibition outside of London.
Exhibition Essay by Curator Jenni Lomax
“When it comes to stuff, Omoding is a master at acquiring it from sources others might ignore. His artist eye sees potential in unlikely things discarded by factories and workshops, found in skips or left abandoned by the roadside.” – Jenni Lomax
As part of the exhibition curator Jenni Lomax has written an accompanying essay text. It offers great insight to the exhibition and Andrew’s work and it can be accessed here online or a physical copy can be picked up within the exhibition space at Woodend Gallery.
Download the essay and exhibition guide from here: Exhibition Essay and Guide
Cancelled: Flag Making Workshop and Parade
Saturday 18th June 2022, 10.00am-12.00pm, Woodend Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO112PW
Join Andrew Omoding on a music making and flag parade to mark the end of his current solo exhibition, ‘Welcome to Me Scarborough. To See and Hold my Work.’ Partiscipants will use recycled materials to make musical instruments and flags inspired by Andrew’s work, before going on a walking parade led by Andrew in the Woodend gardens. Participants are then welcomed back to the gallery space for tea, coffee and cake, and a last chance to see the exhibition.
Please note: This event was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Learn more about the exhibition
Delve deeper in to the exhibition and learn about Andrew’s inspiration and the making of the show. Click here to find out more.
Curator Jennifer Gilbert of Jennifer Lauren Gallery shares her thoughts of the exhibition:
“Over Easter weekend I was thrilled to get along to Andrew’s solo exhibition in Scarborough and in true Andrew style, it did not fail to bring a smile to my face. The video accompanying the fisherman flags was Andrew at his best, and seeing his joy definitely lifted the spirits of the people I was with too. The second room of hats and large scale fish sculptures, as well as the written story on fabric, really engaged the viewer into the types of things that interest Andrew and how his works develop from the conversations he has and the sights he sees. I really recommend you see this show – it’s fun, engaging and fascinating to see what he does with found local objects.”
The exhibition is supported by Crescent Arts, Scarborough Museums Trust, ActionSpace and Arts Council England.
Exhibition photo credits: Jules Lister