Aspex front-of-house and curatorial volunteers Vera Hadzhiyska, Sarkiz Mutafyan and Vytaute Trijonyte are set to take part in a group exhibition, ‘Transient’, in both Portsmouth and London.
'Transient' comprises of a collective of talented emerging artists graduating from the BA (Hons) Photography course at the University of Portsmouth.
The exhibition will showcase a diversity of artworks spanning a variety of genres. Each project deals with contemporary issues and topics ranging from personal and national identity, subcultures, politics, history and memory, home and migration, health, technology, sport and many more.
The choice of 'Transient' as a title for the exhibition is connected to the meaning of the word to the artists. Transient is described as something lasting only for a short time; impermanent, as was their university experience. They are now about to embark on their journeys in pursuit of professional and personal goals.
Of volunteering at Aspex, Vera, Vytaute and Sarkiz said: “Our collective experience as volunteers at Aspex includes assisting curating and exhibition set up, as well as performing administrative and promotional tasks.
Having an inside look at how a gallery is run gave us useful knowledge and helped us understand the importance of professionalism and good structure when approaching personal ventures. It has proven to be very beneficial in organizing and promoting our graduate exhibitions”.
Join the artists on the opening night of 'Transient' exhibition in Portsmouth (Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ) Friday 2 June (5 – 9pm) and in London (Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU) on Tuesday 27 June (6 - 8.30pm).
The exhibitions will be open in Portsmouth from 5 to the 9 June from 10am to 4pm and in London from 28th to 30th June from 11am to 6pm and 1st July from 11am to 1pm.
To find out more about volunteering at Aspex, click here.