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Exhibition Production

– Community dialogue displays
– Geographical visualizations
– Fine art and design installations

Whether the work I am making is co-created with a specific community, self-initiated, or a product of my own personal research, I have become increasingly interested in exhibiting it to the public. For indoor displays I use fine-art formats and will harness the ‘art gallery/white space look’ if appropriate, but in a pop-up way.

When I work with rural communities with no indoor display facilities, I love to transform a tree into a temporary ‘exhibition space’ to show the photographs or artwork participants have created. I have also worked with makers and designers to create wooden hanging devices, using the form of the wood to echo the content of the work, with the long-term aim of making the work transportable. For me, it is important that co-created, participatory artwork is shown to other, similar communities to highlight its relevance, but in a fun way that engages their interest.

Zanzibar workshop on Fundo Island with the Coral Communities team and Mwambao Coastal Community Network. An installation of photographs taken of the community during a two-day workshop that had taken place - a nice surprise for the community who had no idea their images and work were being printed in real-time on the beach. Photograph Timur Jack-Kadioglu.

A Pool for Life - exhibition of children's artwork from the Art Deco Lido Jubilee Pool, alongside Art Deco historical material as part of the Jubilee Pool Stories installation at the Exchange gallery in Penzance, Cornwall. Photograph Jane Bailey.

TAGSCAPE exhibition, University of Plymouth, 2017. Artwork created by students from the university and Dominica Williamson as part of a Leverhulme artist-in-residence grant. Photograph: Oliver Raymond-Barker.

Two communities installing artwork they have made to communicate how they feel about their coast.

Mauritius workshop with the Coral Communities team and Reef Conservation. Two communities were invited to install their co-created coastscapes alongside other materials they collected and photographs they took. Photograph: Andy Hughes.

Objects and other materials collected by communities in the West Indian Ocean placed alongside a suitcase for delegates to place their objects in, showing how important the ocean was to them. Part of the Coral Communities workshop at the Society and the Sea Conference, Greenwich 2018. Photograph Andy Hughes.

TAGSCAPE exhibition at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London. Exhibiting artwork by Dominica Williamson from Bellever Forest, Dartmoor and children's Mini Landscapes from Crenver Grove, Cornwall and lastly from delegates at the conference who made Mini-Landscapes based on their time in Hyde Park. Photograph: Andy Hughes.