At the Old Courts in Wigan

3 April - 7 April 2019

Wigan and Leigh College graphic design students respond with their exhibition: ‘Now Is The Time To Say Something’

In Wigan I got a chance to meet a lovely group of graphic design students and spend a few hours talking about the making of NITTTSN. They then went away and responded with their own original art work. The pieces are really extraordinary and the exhibition was a great success.

Wigan Old Courts press release:

‘Earlier this year we hosted ‘Now Is The Time To Say Nothing’, a large scale immersive video and sound installation created by MAYK. The piece told the real story of Syrian artist Reem Karssli as she captures her daily experience of the Syrian conflict on camera. The installation documented what emerges when she is contacted by a group of teenagers from the UK who want to see beyond the footage they have watched on their TVs.

We are delighted to announce that following this, students from Wigan and Leigh College have created a collection of print responses to the original piece entitled ‘Now Is The Time To Say Something’. The students are studying across the Foundation Degree (FdA) Creative Industries and BA (Hons) Creative Practitioner courses.

We are holding a private viewing tomorrow 5th June in The Isherwood Gallery (entrance 3 on Crawford Street) from 7 until 9pm and would be delighted if you could attend. The gallery will then be open from Wednesday to Saturday between 12 and 4pm until the 20th June.’