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Five2Watch: The Chair


Axisweb has selected five artworks featuring contemporary artists which address the purpose, design or presence of a mundane object, the chair: Mark Houghton, Sikander Pervez, Pippa Hale, Ainsley Hillard and Steve Hines.


Mark Houghton

Unit ( e ), 2013

These works were created in relation to the Castlefields Gallery New Project Space in Manchester. The work was made from objects and materials found on site. My interaction with these materials was deliberately kept to the barest minimum.

Mark Houghton


Sikander Pervez

Untitled (Castors and Chair), 2012

As part of 'New Art West Midlands 2014', The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, January - May 2014

Sikander Pervez


Pippa Hale

Seat, 2016

For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will be set up as a town council meeting using chairs loaned by Whitby residents. This participatory act references a historical precedent when the people of Whitby gave seating after Pannett’s death in 1928 in order to see the Pannett Park’s completion.

‘Seat’ references this duality of the main gallery space as not only a place to sit and contemplate works for art, but also the seat of local government.

Pippa Hale


Ainsley Hillard

Sunbeams on a Winter's Day, 2017

Jacquard woven artwork

Ainsley Hillard


Steve Hines

Untitled (High Seat), 2013

Ubiquitous plastic moulded seat with the steel frame legs replaced with plumbers copper tubing and joints. Approx 3.5 metres high

Steve Hines


Published 17 February 2017

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