Dylan Fox: Rituals Of Tourism

Image Credit: Dylan Fox

Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ

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Saturday 28 April 2018 – Sunday 03 June 2018
Opening Hours: 11am - 4pm, Wed-Sun & daily during holidays

Preview

Private View
Friday 27th April, 6pm-8pm
Free

Talk

Container Conversation
Sunday 13th May
£12 (with meal included)
Booking essential

Social event

Candyfloss: Participatory Event
Saturday 28th April
Free

Tour

Artist Tour/Walk
Saturday 26th May
Free
Booking recommended

Fox’s practice explores the physical, medical, emotional and social aspects of gender transition; specifically the frustration felt with inefficient transgender healthcare pathways. His work is hinged on how social constructs affect people, aiming to question and shift these by generating work through social interaction, working with other artists and the public.

Rituals of Tourism is based on Fox’s early childhood memories of visiting the seaside; exploring on the beach, racing to get candyfloss, saving room for fish and chips, and finding a suitable postcard to send home. As an adult, these activities have become rituals. They are important steps in ensuring a trip to the seaside lives up to expectations. He has turned these rituals into a series of new works, each addressing some of his more recent experiences of gender transition, playing with the balance between these formative memories and the much harsher reality of living as a transgender adult. Many of these works also highlight how these realities effect the wider transgender community, using the exhibition as a platform to voice these problems.

In his gallery installation, Tourist Information Centre, visitors can grab a tour guide and explore the wider exhibition (around Watchet). At locations in town are new participatory works such as Beermats, Postcard Stand and Deckchairs, which can be experienced throughout the exhibition. Further works and events will also be taking place, see gallery for details.

Supported by Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy.

 

Admission to the gallery is free.

 

Studios have no fixed opening hours, we welcome visitors to come and see artists at work.

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