Oliver Hoffmeister: Hide and Seek


22nd May - 27th June

Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-4pm

The Gymnasium Gallery

Free Admission

Oliver Hoffmeister: Hide and Seek

 
Book free timed tickets to the exhibition here*
 
‘Hide and Seek’ is a universally understood game of exploration and imagination. For this solo exhibition, Oliver Hoffmeister responds in part to Berwick-upon-Tweed’s illustrious and rich past through the guise of play. Using re-imaginings of past events alongside fiction, he leads the viewer in a game of hide and seek, in an effort to form interesting and personal interpretations via the playful exploration of image.
 
Working from his imagination, with a tendency to fascinate over the more absurd moments in life, Hoffmeister pulls from a wide array of sources whilst using his own conceived imagery as a starting point. Creating works that could be seen as ‘oddities’, he wishes to conjure a sense of uncertainty that leaves the viewer in a state of flux.
 
Working as a painter and printmaker he has been shortlisted for multiple awards and bursaries, including ‘The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Award’, Cello Factory, London, UK (2018); ‘The Graduate Art Prize’, Exchange house, London, UK (2018); ‘Northern Print Bursary 2019’, Northern Print, Newcastle, UK (2019); ING Discerning Eye Prize (2020).
 
Visitors can book a specific timeslot to visit the gallery via the links above and will be given priorty entry to the exhibition. We also welcome visitors who haven't booked in advance, but they may need to queue if the gallery has reached capacity. Read our full Covid-19 visitor guidelines here
 
 
 
 

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