New Art Commission: Preston Street Union
31 January 2019
RAMM today announced a new programme of work with artists living in Exeter. Preston Street Union (PSU) use social, collaborative processes to create participatory and performative artwork. Assisted by curators at RAMM, PSU will develop two new art commissions inspired by RAMM’s 2019 theme ‘migration’ and its rich collections. The first will take place outside the museum in Exeter’s city centre in May, whilst the second will be displayed at RAMM later in the year.
Gabrielle Hoad and Megan Calver of PSU said, “This new relationship with RAMM gives PSU the opportunity to develop its collective practice and widen the group’s connections.” “This will allow us to deliver more ambitious outcomes than have previously been possible as a self-funded group.”
Cllr Rachel Sutton, Exeter City Council portfolio leader for Culture said: “We are very excited to be working with Exeter-based artists in this commission. Since recently securing further Arts Council England funding for an innovative programme of contemporary art, and employing Lara Goodband as RAMM’s first contemporary art curator, RAMM has developed a series of commissions, exhibitions and events by contemporary artists in Exeter, the South West, nationally and internationally. This commission reflects part of this overall contemporary art strategy.”
The PSU Associates are: Bettina Amtag, Megan Calver, Daniel Cray, Gabrielle Hoad, Pete Kingston, Kathy Norris, Becca Nutt, Janet Sainsbury, Felicity Shillingford, and Stella Tripp.