Top image: U-Hang artist Tracey Eastham with gallery assistant Daryl Pugh. Photo: Ruth Pringle

About U-Hang @ Art Gene

Art Gene’s U-Hang Exhibition Programme is an opportunity for artists to experiment with new concepts, test theories or develop their practice in other new ways, largely by installing artworks in and about the public areas of the former Technical College building that Art Gene shares with the community council – in the process giving a broad local audience the opportunity to experience visual art in surprising places and helping Art Gene both learn about and celebrate the remarkable historic building they once rescued from dereliction.

In 2014, Art Gene invited visual artist Ruth Pringle to take over curating the U-Hang @ Art Gene Exhibition Programme, which allowed more time to search for and invite artists working on themes that would feed into Art Gene’s own research remits and to advise and assist artists in developing installations for what is in many ways a difficult space.

U-Hang is changing. Our future  U-Hang @ Art Gene Exhibition Programme will include handing over the keys to our Main Gallery in a programme of mini-residencies in which artists are encouraged to explore the town and surroundings, meet the community and ‘report back’ to the space – and over a season fill up the gallery with an exhibition collaging creative responses to the town, to the gallery and to the residency experience itself.

Visit Digital U-Hang, our online exhibition space for artists working in digital media.

For more information contact us.

Image below: Rebecca Key (and dog) installing Patronage

U-Hang @ Art Gene Exhibitions

Sense of Place, Sharon Haward
Travelogue, Ally Wallace
Homunculus, Suzanne Smith
The Field, Adam Fowler
I live Where…, Furness College
Memories of Places Never Visited, Tracey Eastham

Sartorius Islands, Paul Vivian
Borders, Boundaries and Margins, Day Bowman
Patronage, Rebecca Key
Plain Sight, Bonnie Craig

Julie Lawrence
Julia Geere/ Schools Exhibition
Jono Burgess
Tides, Craig Camberlain
Lisa Mee
Dreadnought, Robert Moon

Manga, Kate Holden
Explosions of Colour, Bernadette Quinn
What it’s Like Round Here, Kate Davis

Invisible Anchors, Hannah Hull
Perspectives from a Gentleman’s Seat, Alison Hand
Strength in Numbers, Jason Taylor

Out of Place, Photo and Video Works by Artists from Xiamen China 

Wreckin’ Ball, John Deller
State of Flux, Martene Rouke
Noddy-Untitled Coin Operation Installation, Birbeck & Duffy
Pixel Talk, James Johnson-Perkins
The Luxury of the Private, Lizi Sanchez


Bus Bingo, Supermarket Grand Prix, Oxford Road Daily Chase, Mary Stark
Everything That  Begins Must Come To An End, Maddi Nicholson
Documenting new works for Hindpool Urban Park, Janette Ireland

Wishes, Lies and Dreams, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti
Transparent Radiation, Michael Mulvihill
Sightlines, John Hall
Sonic Solutions, Kilberg and Henry (Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry)
Documentation of Recent Work with Disability Groups, Prism Arts

Uncertainty, Anne Charnock
Dancers’ Pirouettes, Julie Brixey-Williams
Works by Six Recent Graduates, Signal:Video Artist Groups
Love Thy Neighbour, Paul MacFarlane & Jenny Wroe
Bits And Pieces, Clare Kenny

The Deaf of Feary (Remix), Michael Bowdidge


Image below: Bonnie Craig presenting her U-Hang installation to college students
(here she is talking about her research process as part of a pattern making workshop held in the space)