Bench Assemble, Helen Barff, Adam Clarke, Anna Lucas, Michael Simpson, Richard Wentworth, Joby Williamson, Madalina Zaharia.

21 January – 13 February 2016

A bench offers a place of temporary privacy in the public sphere – on a street, in a park, at a railway or bus station, in an art gallery or museum. Sitting on a bench is a transient stop; on the way somewhere, in between here and there, a place to pause. A bench also presents social possibilities – an inherently shared or shareable space – an encounter waiting to happen.

Joby Williamson

Temperance, 2016

Cast iron bench ends ht 73 x w 56 x d 47

Richard Wentworth

Sward 2016, 2016

Straw encased in plastic, ht 51 x wdth 42 x lgth 30cm


Bench, 2016

Painted mild steel Lgth 2m22cm x w 44 x ht 46

Helen Barff

Burgess Park Bench Studies, 2015

Jesmonite, Grey: 15 x 19 x 19.5 cm Pale yellow: 18.5 x 18 x 13.5 cm Pale blue: 9 x 24 x 22.5 cm

Madalina Zaharia

LADY ON HER DAYBED A study after Esmeralda’s daybed as seen by Robert Wilson, 2016

Laminated ply and coloured MDF 180 x 116 cm

Helen Barff

Burgess Park Bench 1, 2015/16

Jesmonite and steel (diptych) 44 x 47.5 x 9.5 cm & 49 x 47 x 11 cm

Anna Lucas

Banc de Montage, 2016

Giclee print and wood 2m x 60 cm

Michael Simpson

Bench for Bruno Resurrected, 2007

Paint on paper 51 x 98.5 cm

Michael Simpson

Bench with Flying Drains, 2009

Carbon pencil and oil paint on paper 33 x 48 cm

Adam Clarke

Boosebeck Industries - Installation view, 2015

Print, ply