NO Collective

NO Show

In May 2010 the NO collective set up their first socially inclusive pop up gallery at the home of NO founder Josef Easeman.


In the NO pop up show, titled NO show, 60 minute art-over, eleven artist's were invited to show work, Selma Dahhouki, Victoria Heald, Henry Tryll, Annie Strachen, Hazel Dowling, Charlotte Belsham, Aida Wahid, Elinor Ingamann, Jo Stanford, Connie Sides and Tilda Oosthuizen. Artist and tutor at Chelsea College of Art, Elizabeth Peebles was invited to lead a critique of the show after the initial set up.


The set up of the show was an art piece in itself, taking the format of the ITV show '60 minute makeover', they had one hour to change the living spaces in the house into a credible art gallery, having to negotiate interviews for the NO collective and cameras filming there progress. After 30 minutes they were given a 20 minute tea break. at 60 minutes the whistle was blown and the 'art-over' was finished.


The resulting show ran over the three floor of the Victorian terrace house, and included textile work by Charlotte in the corridor, a drawing by Henry in the Bathroom, paintings from Connie in the stair wells, Annie in the basement, and Aida in the living room, sculpture by Selma in the garden, a video by Victoria in one of the bedrooms, found objects from Jo in the downstairs toilet, a reading from Tilda, and performances from Elinor in the garden and Hazel in the basement.  


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