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Unrealised Potential

Exhibition dates: 5 November - 15 January
Preview: Thursday 4 November 6:00 - 8:00pm

Unrealised Potential is an ingenious exhibition that explores the creative potential of collaboration. It suggests that each of us can own and realise artists' ideas, by purchasing as-yet-unrealised proposals for new work. Artists Mike Chavez-Dawson, Sam Ely and Lynn Harris have invited over 70 leading artists from across the country to describe in words an amazing idea they have not yet had the chance to realize. The rights for you to produce one of these unique unrealised artists ideas are available for only £50.

The exhibition includes proposals that range from the astonishing and absurd to the entirely functional - from creating your own factory, to building a lamp that casts no shadow; and from starting an intercontinental exchange programme for statues of national heroes to simple instructions on how to make a sculpture from a sheet of paper.

The exhibition is the first leg of an international tour, and is organized by Cornerhouse, Manchester.
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Artists include:
Anonymous, Artgoes, Artlab (Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards), Franko B, Edward Barton, Megan Bell, Bert & Ganddie, Monica Biagioli, Paul Anthony Black, Garth Bowden & James Gilbert, Andrew Bracey, Roisin Byrne, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Norman Clayture, Contents May Vary, Benjamin Cove, Laura Cresser, Nick Crowe, Neil Cummings, Oliver East, Volker Eichelmann, Tim Etchells, Doug Fishbone, Leo Fitzmaurice, Yuen Fong Ling, Sue Fox, Freee, Natalie Gale, Mark Garry, Liam Gillick (Realised), David Gledhill, Susie Green, Janet Griffiths, Ellie Harrison, Harry Hill, Clare Hope, Len Horsey, Dave Hoyland, James Huchinson, John Hyatt, Naomi Kashiwagi,†Mark Kennard, Jessica Lack, Laurence Lane, Little Artists (Darren Neave & John Cake), Ant Macari, Leigh McCarthy, Conor McGarrigle, Roger McKinley, Jim Medway,†Jason Minsky, Tom Morton, Neil Mulholland, Robin Nature-Bold, Fay Nicolson, Franz Otto Novotny, Owl Project, Graham Parker, Simon Patterson, Guyan Porter, Adele Prince, Magnus Quaife, Brian Reed, David Shrigley, Surplus Value,†W. David Titley, James Topple, D A Turnbull,†Beata Veszely, Jessica Voosanger, Cecilia Wee, Richard Wilson, Christine Wong Yap, Stuart Wright, YH485 Press,†Kai-Oi Jay Yung.

Image: Sam Ely and Lynn Harris, Unrealised Potential stamp, 2010

Image: Unrealised Potential exhibition at† Cornerhouse. Photographic credit Unrealise Projects

Image:† from 'Planta de Anodizado', Len Horsey and Brain Reed realizing an idea by Liam Gillick, 2010. photography credit Daniel Walmsley