The Hub is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibition this September featuring a brand-new large-scale installation that will dramatically transform the Main Gallery space.
The centrepiece of ACTIVATE / PARTICIPATE by artist Michael Shaw, is U-too, a giant inflatable sculpture made from highly reflective fabric, mirroring visitors as they move around the gallery.
U-too has been specially created by Shaw for this exhibition and is specifically designed for the Hub building. The work dominates our Main Gallery and writhes around the space, hugging and twisting around the original industrial features of the building that nod to the Hub’s history as a seed warehouse.
Other smaller inflatables that explore and play with light and anti-camouflage surfaces, along with a series of kinetic textile sculptures complete the exhibition. Many of these pieces benefit from interaction from visitors to transform the space.
To celebrate the opening of Michael Shaw: ACTIVATE / PARTICIPATE, we are delighted to invite visitors to a Private View on Fri 24 Sep, 6-8pm, free, all welcome.
Michael Shaw: ACTIVATE / PARTICIPATE opens from 25 Sep 2021 – 16 Jan 2022 and will be on display in the Hub’s first floor, Main Gallery.