Elsewhere

13th and 14th November
Running from 6-9pm daily

Discover a series of light-based artworks and film installations in Dumfries town centre, created by local artists, inspired by lockdown. A short walking route starting and ending at The Stove, 100 High Street.

Audiences are invited to visit Dumfries town centre to discover a series of temporary artworks and film installations. Elsewhere is a playful investigation into our changed relationship with public space as a result of covid-19.
To begin, head to the Stove café for information about the route and the artworks. The Stove café will be open until 8pm for hot drinks and a tasty vegetable stew, so after you have explored Elsewhere, pop back and warm up. Some of the artists and organisers will be on hand to share further information.
Movement around the artworks is free and unguided, but stewards will be on hand for safety, social distancing and information about the artworks. Each work is no more than six minutes in length, so audiences are encouraged to travel between the works whilst observing social distancing guidelines. There is no sign up required, but a short wait may be required to view some works.

‘The High Street is somewhere we though we knew, and now it’s different, it’s elsewhere.’ Atlas Pandemica

Elsewhere is the conclusion of a four month project, with a series of artworks and film installations in unexpected corners of the town centre over the weekend of 13th and 14th November, 6-9pm on and around Dumfries High Street.
Films will be projected onto windows and walls of spaces in the town centre. The content of the film artworks comes from the Elsewhere team of artists and have all been developed through the period of the pandemic.

Elsewhere is a creative research project led by artists exploring public space during a time when we as a community are learning to live with the effects of covid-19 on our sense of place. Elsewhere takes place between July and November 2020.
The Elsewhere team will be making artworks, in Dumfries town centre, that experiment with new forms of communal experience, gathering and exchange. We want to encourage people to pause whilst out beyond the confines of our homes, and at all times of day, inviting audiences to make tentative steps back into their town centres and high streets.
Elsewhere is a project led by The Stove Network, with support from the Midsteeple Quarter (community-led regeneration project for Dumfries High Street) and is contributing towards The Stove’s Atlas Pandemica project (10 collaborations with different communities that have responded to the pandemic.)

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Elsewhere: Andy Brooke. Where Were We Then? Where Are We Now?


This week The Stove has unveiled a new art exhibition by artist Andy Brooke in the town centre as part of our Elsewhere project. The exhibition reflects on the impact of the lockdown in the Spring, and the on-going impacts of covid-19 on the sense of community in Dumfries and beyond, from the lack of physical connection with others, to navigating public space, balancing relationships with our families, and valuing the health of everyone.
The exhibition has been created for two shop windows of The Midsteeple Quarter, and includes ceramic sculptures and a series of handmade prints. The exhibition will be on display at 113-115 High Street from the 21st of October to 22nd November 2020, and is viewable from the street from 9am to 9pm daily.

Where Were We Then?

“At the start of Lockdown I was surprised and touched by the new ways we learned of avoiding strangers on the street by a set of mutually agreed movements a bit like dancing around each other.
We were responsive and respectful towards others when out walking, shopping or cycling and a new code of citizenship was born out of the solidarity we shared. There was a kind of beauty there.”

Where Are We Now?

“We are better connected than we were in Lockdown, but we don’t really know the pathway through the next few months and beyond… The warp and weft of physical connection is still strong but we long for the touch of our fellow humans – we are tactile creatures who feel strange not feeling the rough or smooth palm of another in ours.”

Andy Brooke is a member of the Stove and a recently new resident to Dumfries. Having had the move from Essex to Dumfries delayed by the pandemic, Andy took part in the Stove’s homegrown project, a series of online invitations during the lockdown to respond creatively to covid-19, and is one of several artists commissioned to further develop his responses for this exhibition.
Elsewhere is a research project facilitated by The Stove Network that looks to locate creative activity in the High Street of Dumfries as a means of exploring public space during a time when we as a community are responding to, and recovering from the effects of covid-19 on our sense of place. Elsewhere is supported by the Midsteeple Quarter, and is part of the larger current project, Atlas Pandemica.
Elsewhere will culminate in a series of outdoor artworks in unusual spaces around the town centre on the 13th and 14th of November.

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Wild Geese: Exhibition

As part of this months Wild Goose Festival, The Stove cafe is currently sharing an exhibition of works produced by Fife College Learners at HMP Dumfries made as a direct response to the festival. The exhibition includes a flock of paper cut out birds, alongside two wall mounted works. Following a prolonged period in lockdown the festival was welcomed by learners as a breath of fresh air and working on this festival has been a welcome distraction during the present climate.

The learner who produced the watercolour on board painting said: “I would say the grey Largs arrive first – they are a much larger goose than the barnacle goose. About 50 went over flying very high, just a dot in the sky. They fly in family groups with 4/5 hatched gosling chicks that fly together. They return to the same place so their return to Scotland is passed onto their goslings. They like to feed as a family group and this too is passed on in this migratory journey. Food includes eating grass, rotting potatoes and chats – they love that!”

The conceptual goose painting is made up of lots of different geese contributing to the overall picture. The learner felt that this showed the comparison between all the geese working together and similar experiences within the learning centre and wider community. Individuals have tasked they need to complete to contribute to the successful journey together.

The geese will be on display in the Stove cafe until Saturday, 24th October.

Places Where We Dream: Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to an evening exhibition of works by the For Enjoyment community, in collaboration with Brave New Words.
In May, as part of our homegrown project during Lockdown, we invited writing contributions from Brave New Words participants in response to the prompt, Places Where We Dream. This collection of writing was shared with the For Enjoyment community who then created a range of responses during their regular online sessions together. The resulting exhibition is a broad range of styles, ideas and interpretations, a flavour of our time in isolation.
Exhibition on view during the stove cafe’s opening hours*
Full display of exhibition during regular café hours.
16th-26thSeptember, Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.
*Café table booking is advised. During café hours visitors are unable to move around the space due to COVID restrictions.
Exhibition Viewing evenings
View the art exhibition in full, uninterrupted!
During any busy periods you may be asked to wait a short time before entering.
17th and 18thSeptember 3-6pm
24th and 25thSeptember 3-6pm
If you can’t make the exhibition in person, you can view all of the work online here
About For Enjoyment
For Enjoyment has been hugely impactful in the last 4 years in Dumfries and across the region and has changed the lives of countless people who have been involved with its events workshops and 1:1 engagements. A large cross-section of people from all walks of life of all ages and abilities, have come together to form a community of creatives. Anybody can attend events and be welcomed into a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where everybody is welcomed, supported and encouraged to discover themselves and their artistic strengths through the wonderful journey that is creative practice.
F.E is a social enterprise, we engage a vast cross section of the community from looked after children to the retired, from people with additional support needs and full time working adults. It is a totally unique and nurturing environment that is a perfect setting for anyone who needs to get back on their feet again or take time out of a busy week just to be creative.
F.E use drawing, printing and photography as creative outlets to engage people, no level of experience is needed and all equipment and support is provided, costs are kept low so as to keep the workshops and events truly accessible. Numerous venues and locations across the region are used so as to give people new experiences and to highlight the many hidden gems that we have in D&G.
Elsewhere
We are able to bring this exhibition to the Stove in person, as part of a new project titled Elsewhere. Elsewhere looks to investigate the impact of COVID on our understanding of public space and town centres, now that the familiar has become elsewhere how can we invite communities safely back into their public spaces? Elsewhere is part of Atlas Pandemica.

Places Where We Dream: Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to an evening exhibition of works by the For Enjoyment community, in collaboration with Brave New Words.
In May, as part of our homegrown project during Lockdown, we invited writing contributions from Brave New Words participants in response to the prompt, Places Where We Dream. This collection of writing was shared with the For Enjoyment community who then created a range of responses during their regular online sessions together. The resulting exhibition is a broad range of styles, ideas and interpretations, a flavour of our time in isolation.
Exhibition on view during the stove cafe’s opening hours*
Full display of exhibition during regular café hours.
16th-26thSeptember, Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.
*Café table booking is advised. During café hours visitors are unable to move around the space due to COVID restrictions.
Exhibition Viewing evenings
View the art exhibition in full, uninterrupted!
During any busy periods you may be asked to wait a short time before entering.
17th and 18thSeptember 3-6pm
24th and 25thSeptember 3-6pm
If you can’t make the exhibition in person, you can view all of the work online here
About For Enjoyment
For Enjoyment has been hugely impactful in the last 4 years in Dumfries and across the region and has changed the lives of countless people who have been involved with its events workshops and 1:1 engagements. A large cross-section of people from all walks of life of all ages and abilities, have come together to form a community of creatives. Anybody can attend events and be welcomed into a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where everybody is welcomed, supported and encouraged to discover themselves and their artistic strengths through the wonderful journey that is creative practice.
F.E is a social enterprise, we engage a vast cross section of the community from looked after children to the retired, from people with additional support needs and full time working adults. It is a totally unique and nurturing environment that is a perfect setting for anyone who needs to get back on their feet again or take time out of a busy week just to be creative.
F.E use drawing, printing and photography as creative outlets to engage people, no level of experience is needed and all equipment and support is provided, costs are kept low so as to keep the workshops and events truly accessible. Numerous venues and locations across the region are used so as to give people new experiences and to highlight the many hidden gems that we have in D&G.
Elsewhere
We are able to bring this exhibition to the Stove in person, as part of a new project titled Elsewhere. Elsewhere looks to investigate the impact of COVID on our understanding of public space and town centres, now that the familiar has become elsewhere how can we invite communities safely back into their public spaces? Elsewhere is part of Atlas Pandemica.

Places Where We Dream: Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to an evening exhibition of works by the For Enjoyment community, in collaboration with Brave New Words.
In May, as part of our homegrown project during Lockdown, we invited writing contributions from Brave New Words participants in response to the prompt, Places Where We Dream. This collection of writing was shared with the For Enjoyment community who then created a range of responses during their regular online sessions together. The resulting exhibition is a broad range of styles, ideas and interpretations, a flavour of our time in isolation.
Exhibition on view during the stove cafe’s opening hours*
Full display of exhibition during regular café hours.
16th-26thSeptember, Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.
*Café table booking is advised. During café hours visitors are unable to move around the space due to COVID restrictions.
Exhibition Viewing evenings
View the art exhibition in full, uninterrupted!
During any busy periods you may be asked to wait a short time before entering.
17th and 18thSeptember 3-6pm
24th and 25thSeptember 3-6pm
If you can’t make the exhibition in person, you can view all of the work online here
About For Enjoyment
For Enjoyment has been hugely impactful in the last 4 years in Dumfries and across the region and has changed the lives of countless people who have been involved with its events workshops and 1:1 engagements. A large cross-section of people from all walks of life of all ages and abilities, have come together to form a community of creatives. Anybody can attend events and be welcomed into a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where everybody is welcomed, supported and encouraged to discover themselves and their artistic strengths through the wonderful journey that is creative practice.
F.E is a social enterprise, we engage a vast cross section of the community from looked after children to the retired, from people with additional support needs and full time working adults. It is a totally unique and nurturing environment that is a perfect setting for anyone who needs to get back on their feet again or take time out of a busy week just to be creative.
F.E use drawing, printing and photography as creative outlets to engage people, no level of experience is needed and all equipment and support is provided, costs are kept low so as to keep the workshops and events truly accessible. Numerous venues and locations across the region are used so as to give people new experiences and to highlight the many hidden gems that we have in D&G.
Elsewhere
We are able to bring this exhibition to the Stove in person, as part of a new project titled Elsewhere. Elsewhere looks to investigate the impact of COVID on our understanding of public space and town centres, now that the familiar has become elsewhere how can we invite communities safely back into their public spaces? Elsewhere is part of Atlas Pandemica.

Places Where We Dream: Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to an evening exhibition of works by the For Enjoyment community, in collaboration with Brave New Words.
In May, as part of our homegrown project during Lockdown, we invited writing contributions from Brave New Words participants in response to the prompt, Places Where We Dream. This collection of writing was shared with the For Enjoyment community who then created a range of responses during their regular online sessions together. The resulting exhibition is a broad range of styles, ideas and interpretations, a flavour of our time in isolation.
Exhibition on view during the stove cafe’s opening hours*
Full display of exhibition during regular café hours.
16th-26thSeptember, Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.
*Café table booking is advised. During café hours visitors are unable to move around the space due to COVID restrictions.
Exhibition Viewing evenings
View the art exhibition in full, uninterrupted!
During any busy periods you may be asked to wait a short time before entering.
17th and 18thSeptember 3-6pm
24th and 25thSeptember 3-6pm
If you can’t make the exhibition in person, you can view all of the work online here
About For Enjoyment
For Enjoyment has been hugely impactful in the last 4 years in Dumfries and across the region and has changed the lives of countless people who have been involved with its events workshops and 1:1 engagements. A large cross-section of people from all walks of life of all ages and abilities, have come together to form a community of creatives. Anybody can attend events and be welcomed into a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where everybody is welcomed, supported and encouraged to discover themselves and their artistic strengths through the wonderful journey that is creative practice.
F.E is a social enterprise, we engage a vast cross section of the community from looked after children to the retired, from people with additional support needs and full time working adults. It is a totally unique and nurturing environment that is a perfect setting for anyone who needs to get back on their feet again or take time out of a busy week just to be creative.
F.E use drawing, printing and photography as creative outlets to engage people, no level of experience is needed and all equipment and support is provided, costs are kept low so as to keep the workshops and events truly accessible. Numerous venues and locations across the region are used so as to give people new experiences and to highlight the many hidden gems that we have in D&G.
Elsewhere
We are able to bring this exhibition to the Stove in person, as part of a new project titled Elsewhere. Elsewhere looks to investigate the impact of COVID on our understanding of public space and town centres, now that the familiar has become elsewhere how can we invite communities safely back into their public spaces? Elsewhere is part of Atlas Pandemica.

Places Where We Dream: Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to an evening exhibition of works by the For Enjoyment community, in collaboration with Brave New Words.

In May, as part of our homegrown project during Lockdown, we invited writing contributions from Brave New Words participants in response to the prompt, Places Where We Dream. This collection of writing was shared with the For Enjoyment community who then created a range of responses during their regular online sessions together. The resulting exhibition is a broad range of styles, ideas and interpretations, a flavour of our time in isolation.

Exhibition on view during the stove cafe’s opening hours*
Full display of exhibition during regular café hours.
16th-26thSeptember, Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.
*Café table booking is advised. During café hours visitors are unable to move around the space due to COVID restrictions.

Exhibition Viewing evenings
View the art exhibition in full, uninterrupted!
During any busy periods you may be asked to wait a short time before entering.

17th and 18thSeptember 3-6pm
24th and 25thSeptember 3-6pm

If you can’t make the exhibition in person, you can view all of the work online here

About For Enjoyment

For Enjoyment has been hugely impactful in the last 4 years in Dumfries and across the region and has changed the lives of countless people who have been involved with its events workshops and 1:1 engagements. A large cross-section of people from all walks of life of all ages and abilities, have come together to form a community of creatives. Anybody can attend events and be welcomed into a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where everybody is welcomed, supported and encouraged to discover themselves and their artistic strengths through the wonderful journey that is creative practice.

F.E is a social enterprise, we engage a vast cross section of the community from looked after children to the retired, from people with additional support needs and full time working adults. It is a totally unique and nurturing environment that is a perfect setting for anyone who needs to get back on their feet again or take time out of a busy week just to be creative.

F.E use drawing, printing and photography as creative outlets to engage people, no level of experience is needed and all equipment and support is provided, costs are kept low so as to keep the workshops and events truly accessible. Numerous venues and locations across the region are used so as to give people new experiences and to highlight the many hidden gems that we have in D&G.

Elsewhere

We are able to bring this exhibition to the Stove in person, as part of a new project titled Elsewhere. Elsewhere looks to investigate the impact of COVID on our understanding of public space and town centres, now that the familiar has become elsewhere how can we invite communities safely back into their public spaces? Elsewhere is part of Atlas Pandemica.

Places Where We Dream: Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to an evening exhibition of works by the For Enjoyment community, in collaboration with Brave New Words.
In May, as part of our homegrown project during Lockdown, we invited writing contributions from Brave New Words participants in response to the prompt, Places Where We Dream. This collection of writing was shared with the For Enjoyment community who then created a range of responses during their regular online sessions together. The resulting exhibition is a broad range of styles, ideas and interpretations, a flavour of our time in isolation.
Exhibition on view during the stove cafe’s opening hours*
Full display of exhibition during regular café hours.
16th-26thSeptember, Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.
*Café table booking is advised. During café hours visitors are unable to move around the space due to COVID restrictions.
Exhibition Viewing evenings
View the art exhibition in full, uninterrupted!
During any busy periods you may be asked to wait a short time before entering.
17th and 18thSeptember 3-6pm
24th and 25thSeptember 3-6pm
If you can’t make the exhibition in person, you can view all of the work online here
About For Enjoyment
For Enjoyment has been hugely impactful in the last 4 years in Dumfries and across the region and has changed the lives of countless people who have been involved with its events workshops and 1:1 engagements. A large cross-section of people from all walks of life of all ages and abilities, have come together to form a community of creatives. Anybody can attend events and be welcomed into a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where everybody is welcomed, supported and encouraged to discover themselves and their artistic strengths through the wonderful journey that is creative practice.
F.E is a social enterprise, we engage a vast cross section of the community from looked after children to the retired, from people with additional support needs and full time working adults. It is a totally unique and nurturing environment that is a perfect setting for anyone who needs to get back on their feet again or take time out of a busy week just to be creative.
F.E use drawing, printing and photography as creative outlets to engage people, no level of experience is needed and all equipment and support is provided, costs are kept low so as to keep the workshops and events truly accessible. Numerous venues and locations across the region are used so as to give people new experiences and to highlight the many hidden gems that we have in D&G.
Elsewhere
We are able to bring this exhibition to the Stove in person, as part of a new project titled Elsewhere. Elsewhere looks to investigate the impact of COVID on our understanding of public space and town centres, now that the familiar has become elsewhere how can we invite communities safely back into their public spaces? Elsewhere is part of Atlas Pandemica.

Places Where We Dream: Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to an evening exhibition of works by the For Enjoyment community, in collaboration with Brave New Words.
In May, as part of our homegrown project during Lockdown, we invited writing contributions from Brave New Words participants in response to the prompt, Places Where We Dream. This collection of writing was shared with the For Enjoyment community who then created a range of responses during their regular online sessions together. The resulting exhibition is a broad range of styles, ideas and interpretations, a flavour of our time in isolation.
Exhibition on view during the stove cafe’s opening hours*
Full display of exhibition during regular café hours.
16th-26thSeptember, Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm.
*Café table booking is advised. During café hours visitors are unable to move around the space due to COVID restrictions.
Exhibition Viewing evenings
View the art exhibition in full, uninterrupted!
During any busy periods you may be asked to wait a short time before entering.
17th and 18thSeptember 3-6pm
24th and 25thSeptember 3-6pm
If you can’t make the exhibition in person, you can view all of the work online here
About For Enjoyment
For Enjoyment has been hugely impactful in the last 4 years in Dumfries and across the region and has changed the lives of countless people who have been involved with its events workshops and 1:1 engagements. A large cross-section of people from all walks of life of all ages and abilities, have come together to form a community of creatives. Anybody can attend events and be welcomed into a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where everybody is welcomed, supported and encouraged to discover themselves and their artistic strengths through the wonderful journey that is creative practice.
F.E is a social enterprise, we engage a vast cross section of the community from looked after children to the retired, from people with additional support needs and full time working adults. It is a totally unique and nurturing environment that is a perfect setting for anyone who needs to get back on their feet again or take time out of a busy week just to be creative.
F.E use drawing, printing and photography as creative outlets to engage people, no level of experience is needed and all equipment and support is provided, costs are kept low so as to keep the workshops and events truly accessible. Numerous venues and locations across the region are used so as to give people new experiences and to highlight the many hidden gems that we have in D&G.
Elsewhere
We are able to bring this exhibition to the Stove in person, as part of a new project titled Elsewhere. Elsewhere looks to investigate the impact of COVID on our understanding of public space and town centres, now that the familiar has become elsewhere how can we invite communities safely back into their public spaces? Elsewhere is part of Atlas Pandemica.