The Gallow Gate is curated by African arts researcher Natalia Palombo, producing an accessible programme of creative projects that continues her research into African and Caribbean contemporary arts practice. Through exhibitions, live events and research, The Studio interrogates a white supremacist, capitalist, cis-heteropatriarchy perpetuated through artistic practice in the UK.
The 2017 arts programme will focus on live, temporal creative practice, tracing the process and development of included projects, and hosting spoken word, music, film and dance elements. Our 2017 programme will challenge the idea of complete/finished work by focusing on the process of creating new work to break down barriers between audiences and artists and to counter expectations within arts practice that discourages the idea of ‘failure’ and ongoing criticism within a gallery format. The Gallow Gate applies a unique methodology which encourages play and participation to increase accessibility to creative practice with our local and wider audiences, and to push the artists to challenge their own communication with audiences.