Monday 14 January to Friday 8 February

Variable opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

Artist talk: Wednesday 16th January, 4.30pm

Exhibition event: Thursday 7th February, 5pm – 7pm

Alexander Stevenson has been collecting narratives relating to Cheltenham’s origin myth. Seemingly unlikely connections have formed between town-founding pigeons, navigation, underground spaces and spa waters. In an experimental 4 week period, Alexander has walked the streets of the spa town feeding back what he finds to the ’embassy’ at Hardwick Gallery.

Video conversations, printed material and carved props are creating an evolving installation in the gallery following interactions with local interest groups, pigeon fanciers, archivists and re-enacters.

Join us at Hardwick Gallery for the closing event of Alexander Stevenson’s period of research and production in Cheltenham on Thursday 7 February, 5pm-7pm.

Gallery opening times may vary while Alexander is conducting offsite research. Please email the gallery before travelling or call 01242 714558 for access.

Alexander Stevenson is an independent artist working on commissions in the public realm, within international festivals, self-initiated projects and with contemporary galleries. In his practice, he mines information using processes usually associated with anthropologists, historians and researchers to create artworks, journeys and films. Recent projects include: Odyssean Topographies, an exhibition and seminar at Hestercombe Gallery Somerset; Cynosure, an SVHS installation and a 16mm dance film for The Centre for Moving Image Research, Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film and Rogue Studios, Manchester; Quilt Cowboy, an exhibition and film, commissioned by Situations for The American Museum in Britain, Bath; and Odyssean, an artist residency in North Ronaldsay Lighthouse, Orkney Isles. He was recently Visiting Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, Bristol.

This project is funded by Arts Council England