Goose Summer: an outdoor show held across Instagram, 28/09 to 03/10, curated by Hannah Murgatroyd & Martyn Cross.
Nature became our solace over lockdown. We viewed the seasonal changes of leaves through our windows, embracing gardens and green spaces as a place to breathe, work and play in. The slowdown of time affected our emotions, shifting between peace and anxiety, contemplation and frustration, stasis and action. Yet the summer of 2020 will be remembered like those summers of storybooks, its endlessness made sweeter by the wistfulness greeting its passing. Over our shoulders, the looming prospect of a harsh winter a very real possibility.
During lockdown, many artists turned to outdoor studios in lieu of their usual routine. Goose Summer brings together 20 of these artists, many of whom work with nature in oblique, direct or melancholic forms. They are using garden studios, local parks or street furniture as a replacement for traditional exhibition spaces, Instagram as their gallery wall. We will catch an insight into their personal landscapes, both real and imaginary: sites of verdant longing and a record of seasons passing.