Victor & Hester | MESSAGING


For the third instalment of Primary Resource #3, 126 Artist-Run Gallery will collaborate with Transmission (Glasgow). This is a particularly interesting pairing for 126, since the Transmission working structure (an unpaid Board of Directors with a limited 2 year Service) is the model on which 126 was based.

For  their strand of the Primary Resource project, bearing in mind  the questions of intangible cultural value often assigned to Artist-Led Spaces and with its focus on the gallery as spatial entity, Transmission have chosen to work with Victor and Hester, a collaborative artistic duo one half of which (Amelia Bywater) is an ex Transmission Board Member.

This exhibition opens on 13th July, with an evening reception on Wednesday 15th July at 7.30pm

What you can expect:

Victor and Hester plan a new installation at 126 that plays with the difference in spatial context, but shared artistic ideologies of 126 and Transmission. They will reconfigure a series of ‘renegade objects’ in the space at 126 with the help of member of the 126 curatorial team and Head Technician, Marcel Badia.

The artists have produced a number of audio recordings and commissioned texts based on correspondence and conversation as creative praxis.

126 hopes that this strand of Primary Resource will provoke some compelling questions around how Artist-Led spaces are created and the unseen labour that is so widely discussed as a problematic yet necessary feature of their upkeep and ongoing success.

About the Artists:

Victor and Hester began as a collaborative project between artists Emma Fitts and Amelia Bywater. They work with artists and writers through live events and print projects. They have a particular interest in the questions surrounding the construction of temporary social spaces and the questions of how best to document the oftentimes hidden labour embedded within the experiences engendered by the spatial contexts they investigate.

About Transmission Gallery:

Transmission is an Artist-Led organisation established by graduates from the Glasgow School of Art in 1983. Like 126, the gallery is run by a voluntary committee that serves up to two years and is then replaced. They also have paid memberships, but in contrast to 126 Artist-Run Gallery, membership for international members is more expensive.

Support for this instalment of Primary Resource has been kindly provided by The Arts Council and the Galway International Arts Festival.