Installation view of April Lin 林森: (Tending) (to) (Ta) at Obsidian Coast, 2021.
Obsidian Coast is a space for unhurried artistic and curatorial practice outside the city proper, envisioned as an otherworldly destination opening unforeseeable horizons.

We host exhibitions, residencies, events and a library project with a commitment to artist moving image and environmentally sustainable and feminist practice. Built upon a desire to approach, stay with and transform in the presence of others, the space is envisaged as a coastal ecosystem, in which ever-shifting assemblages constitute a resonant web of ideas and ways of being. On this mythical coast, the ethics of the most intimate interactions that compose everyday life constitute the fundamental conditions from which to pursue sensitive approaches to research, practice and political thought. Giving space for unhurried development of ideas and co-emergence of multiple perspectives in lasting encounters, the coast is a life-affirming abode for gathering with principles of care and generosity. Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Obsidian Coast is run by Nella Aarne and Sam Smith.

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Obsidian Coast
12 Silver Street
BA15 1JY
United Kingdom

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Gallery visitor numbers are limited to max. 3 people or one household/group of max. 6 people at any one time. We ask all of our visitors to use the hand sanitiser provided, wear a face covering at all times and maintain social distancing.

Fri 1 – 6pm
Sat 11 – 4pm
and by appointment

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