Opening Reception: Amongst the Yawns & Dust

We are pleased to introduce our latest exhibition ‘Amongst the Yawns & Dust’ with artist Jay Dart on view until June 4, 2023. The ‘Cup of Conversation’ artist talk and opening reception will take place on April 22, 2023 at 1 p.m.

Within this solo exhibition, Jay Dart presents  new works alongside a selection of pieces from recent chapters in the Yawnder series. The new pieces include drawings on paper from Chapter VI: Return to Elsewheres and drawings on canvas for an immersive experience  titled Amongst the Dust.

In Amongst Yawns & Dust, we are invited to follow along for glimpses into the remaining four chapters of Jiggs’ journey that take through some increasingly mystical places before returning to Elsewheres. The Unknowns and Out On the Planes landscapes have been presented as an immersive site-specific experience.

“Dear wanderer,
Welcome to Yawnder.
It’s hard to know where to begin
or just what it is yer gettin
on this here journey to within,
but don’t worry; here goes nuthin.”

“Yawnder is a mindscape and Jiggs serves as Dart’s avatar and provides the voice for the narrative,” said Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director for the Art Gallery of Northumberland. “Within this ongoing internal saga viewers will see the artist’s creative experiences and how they flow from canvas to wall.”

Dart will be continuing his recent interest in site-specific works that include wall drawing in between the works on canvas in an effort to create more immersive experiences within the Yawnder landscape.

AGN Exhibition Details
Jay Dart | Amongst the Yawns & Dust

  • On View Until: June 4, 2023
  • Medium: graphite, watercolour pencil, pastel on paper; coloured pencil; video; mixed media on wood slab; wall drawing.
  • Opening Reception: April 22, 2023 at 1 p.m.
  • A Cup of Conversation artist talk with Jay Dart & Ruth Jones: April 22, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Essay: Fertile Dust by Ruth Jones | Video: Distance:Existance


April 22, 2023

to April 22, 2023


1:00 PM

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