Two Queens celebrates five years

January 25, 2017

 

 

Two Queens is proud to announce a celebration of five years of exhibitions and events, marking the occasion with a new solo exhibition by artist Viktor Timofeev opening 4th of March 2017. 

 

Two Queens is an artist-run gallery situated in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, established in 2012 by graduates from De Montfort and Loughborough Universities. Alongside a programme of regularly changing contemporary art exhibitions the organisation also provides affordable studio space to 25 local artists. 

 

Two Queens co-director, Gino Atwood said: “We are delighted to be celebrating five years of exhibitions in our gallery in the Cultural Quarter. In that time we have held over 50 exhibitions and events, working with over 200 young emerging artists. When the organisation started we had a temporary lease and didnt know if we would last three months - to be able to look back on five years of activity feels like a major achievement and we have learned a great deal along the way.”

In spring 2016, the gallery attracted just under £50,000 grant funding from Arts Council England, with additional support from De Montfort University and Leicester City Council, towards a programme of newly commissioned works by international contemporary artists across 2016-18. 

 

The next of these exhibitions opens on the 4th of March and is by Latvian artist Viktor Timofeev whose work often involves computer programming, virtual reality and robotics. The exhibition, titled ‘If I could go to sleep for days, would you count the hours? (Sazarus 4)’ will consist of an installation involving a mural and an interactive virtual reality animation. An opening night and 5 year celebration party will be held on Friday 3rd of March, 6-9pm, which is free and open to the public to attend. 

 

Listings Information

4th March – 28th May, 2017

Opening Night: Friday 3rd March 6-9pm

Exhibition Open Thursday – Saturday 12-6pm and by appointment

Two Queens, 2 Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QW

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Viktor Timofeev – If I could go to sleep for days, would you count the hours? (Sazarus 4)

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