And now for something completely different! Opening later this month is an exhibition in Petersfield by the 6plus2 Art Collective .
As the group’s second project, ‘Hold’ is inspired by the atmosphere of the redundant Victorian police station, which has now been integrated within the Petersfield Museum site and will eventually be part of a ‘new’ museum complex and Victorian Heritage site.
Exploring concepts such as time, empathy, loss, identity, memory and the psychological, work will be displayed within some of the remaining space of the police station, including the holding cells, which have been retained in their original condition, and in the newly located Community Gallery.
PACS member Hilary Boardley, one of the exhibitors, tells us a little more about this group of artists.
‘The group embarked on their first project, ‘Re-store’ in 2014, responding to the Grade II Listed, Wellington Hangar located at Brooklands Museum, Surrey. The exhibition was held in the hangar prior to its being dismantled, restored and relocated on site. Following the Brooklands exhibition, we took the opportunity to submit a site responsive project proposal to a local heritage site, Petersfield Museum, at a time when they were purchasing the adjacent Victorian Police Station to incorporate as part of the museum.’