Bobby Sayers is an artist and curator based in Rotterdam. Sayers spent the last four years in Glasgow, where he exhibited internationally and established residencies and arts projects across Scotland. He is currently studying an MFA at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.
Sayers has a focus on open knowledge, exploring themes of beauty and value through the frame of the city. Artworks often consider how we value ourselves and what authorship we have over our environments. Past sculptures have embodied the form of street furniture as motifs of the undervalued citizen.
Sayers is a co-founder of Common Ground arts organisation and previously co-programmed The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow.
Solo shows include: Leave the Gallery, The Number Shop, Edinburgh, Scotland (2016); Hier, Maklab, Glasgow, Scotland (2016).
Group exhibitions include: Architecture Fringe, Civic House, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); By End of Play, Skypark, Glasgow Open House Festival (2017), Glasgow, Scotland (2017); LCN Showcase, SPACE, London, England (2017); Chateau de Servieres, Galerie Visualise, Marseille, France (2015); Skafrenningur, Fjuk Arts Centre, Iceland (2015); Utopias of Collective Dreaming, Generator, Dundee, Scotland (2014); The Wild Project, Primary, Nottingham, England (2014) and Zdonov, Czech Republic (2013).
For more information visit bobbysayers.com.
Elizabeth Hudson, Tim Sandys and Bobby Sayers
Tilting at Windmills
Bobby Sayers, Elizabeth Hudson and Tim Sandys are Glasgow-based artists working in the field of sculpture who share an interest in the public realm. Tilting at Windmills — a title taken from a novel by Miguel de Cervantes about a man who believes he is a knight — is an oblique reflection on the stories a city tells, from the official to the subversive. The artists’ works slip between voices of authority, community and anarchy, extending the present situation back to the medieval tussles where it all began.
This project, a playful combination of sculpture, installation and live performance, is aimed at children as well as all adults. It shares the hidden knowledge held by the powers that be, but also by the people who live and work in the city, through a play that deals with Community Purchase Orders and sculptural pieces that explore the transmission of city branding. Viewers can even take part in the closing event, a quasi-officious anarchic trolley joust — or tilt.
Tilting at Windmills is supported by Glasgow City Council Stalled Spaces and is part of the ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions and events that WAVEparticle facilitates as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.
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