GANGHUT is a collaborative group with no fixed membership, permanent base or clear manifesto that brings together people with various backgrounds in art, design, music, poetry and curating, from different parts of Scotland to work together. GANGHUT has been commissioned by a number of organisations over 10 years including exhibitions and residencies at Chapletown, Leeds, 2011, Glasgow International, 2010, DCA, Dundee, 2009, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, 2007, and Spike Island, Bristol, 2004.
Entitled Jamming Studio, GANGHUT’s presence in Studio Jamming will be formed from the physical results of the group’s time as Artists in Residence from 23 – 27 June when they will occupy the Cooper Gallery Project Space for the week. During this time GANGHUT members will spend time together, working and collaborating on the task of ‘making jam’. During GANGHUT’s week in residence, the public is invited to a series of Five O’Clock Open Studio Events on 25, 26 & 27 June to take part in their process-led practice.Inspired by the notions of “jam” and “jamming”, GANGHUT will use this time to develop a live performance to be staged during the preview of Studio Jamming on 28 June from 6pm.
Taking its cue from the live improvised excitement of musical jamming, Cooper Gallery in Dundee presents Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland; the first discursive survey to foreground the grassroots character of artists’ collaboration that has contributed to the remarkable achievements of contemporary art in Scotland. Among the highlights of Studio Jamming is the presentation of works from artists’ collaborative groups including Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, GANGHUT and Henry VIII’s Wives. The artists’ collaborative groups occupy the Studio Jamming Hub, a structural intervention designed by Studio Miessen, for a week each to present new works and events between 30 June – 2 August.