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On the Threshold of a Dream (Solo Survey Exhibition)

Lookup NU author(s): Neil Bromwich


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On the Threshold of a Dream was the first major solo survey exhibition of artworks by Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich. The work investigates the idea of ‘in between’ states and places. Using performances, sculptures and videos the works often encourage the participation of the audience and are both playful and utopian in their exploration of the notion of art's ability to overcome boundaries. Walker & Bromwich’s playful approach to this theme is seen in particular in the oversized inflatable sculptures Friendly Frontier No 1 and Siege Weapons of Love. Working together since 1999, Walker & Bromwich’s own practice blurs the distinction between individual artistic identities. In its idealistic desire for a better world, their work offers the hope of co-operation and shared outcomes. The works employ powerful visual aesthetic as well a sound to explore some of life’s big subjects such as the pursuit of happiness and the nature of belief.

Publication metadata

Artist(s): Bromwich N; Walker Z

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2008

Number of Pieces: 7

Venue: Turner Contemporary

Location: Margate Kent

Source Publication Date: 13 June - 14 September 2008

Media of Output: Sculpture, Video, Live Events, Sound, Inflatable Structures


Notes: The exhibition was the main summer exhibition for Turner Contemporary in 2008 and received 8375 visitors over 82 days. This was a exceptional 4 Star outcome with a major flagship galley with a high number of citations. Accompanied by a MONOGRAPH: 'Walker & Bromwich'; 128 pages; Published By John Hansard Gallery, Essays JJ Charlesworth, Sally O’Reilly, ISBN 9780854328642 Exhibition essay By Martin Herbert introduction by Exhibition Curator Sarah Martin Arts Review Magazine - Walker & Bromwich, On the Threshold of a Dream - Exhibition review by Laura McLean Ferris p.153 Oct 08 The Guardian, Stephen Emms Saturday 28 June 2008, 'Avant garden of England' Art Daily Feature Art Rabbit Feature art knowledge news