The Extended Mind proposes that our cognition –our mind, thoughts, reasoning, imagination, emotion and experience – does not just take place within our brains, and through the lens of contemporary art shows how we come to be shaped through our interaction with the world.
Pine’s Eye explores what it means to be human in times of ecological change. Taking its name from 'Pinocchio' (the Italian for ‘pine eye’ or ‘kernel’) it is necessarily tricky and mischievous as it weaves a journey between subjectivities and the natural world. Rejecting progress, purity, standardisation and originality, it reframes modernism as a pagan pursuit, asks flowers to bear witness to global treaties and ushers in indigenous tales of the forest. Through masks and mannequins, magic, science fiction and ritual, Pine’s Eye looks at the human form entangled in nature.
We look for volunteers to get involved in every exhibition at the Gallery as Volunteer Exhibition Assistants. Our team of volunteers are crucial in the success of our exhibitions and provide essential and valued support.