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New Spaces Presents 'Imaginal'

Start Date: 14 July 2018

End Date: 11 August 2018

Time: Various

Venue: The Cottage Craft Village

Address: Craft Village

Admission: Free

Website: http://visualartists.org.uk/newspaces

At 4.30pm 'Imaginal' by Yarli Allison at  will officially open at The Cottage, Craft Village, Derry.

‘Imaginal’ is the first iteration of ‘[Backspace]’, a serial exhibition showcasing the work of Canadian- born London-based Hong Kong artist, Yarli Allison, developed during her recent residency in Derry.

The curatorial premise for the exhibition revolves around the contradictions and complexities of change and preservation. With this first exhibition at The Cottage, Yarli reflects on her current state of being, following various fluctuations, disturbances and life trauma. Yarli’s video installations are staged to oscillate between longing and reconciling her “queer Asian” female identity. Subsequent editions of ‘[Backspace]’ will continue to track Yarli’s journey, as she searches for narrative forms that predate these life- changing events.

Yarli Allison is a multidisciplinary artist whose work often extends from the impact of childhood. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

Curated by Edy Fung.