Last dash to realise the potential

So we’ve reached the final few days of our current exhibition Unrealised Potential. It’s been a great show and we’ve had an extraordinary amount of visitors. One of the beauties of this exhibition has been the opportunity to purchase the right to realise an artists idea.

Someone who has done just that is local freelance producer Bren O’Callaghan. He was one of the first to fork out £50 and buy one of the many proposals on offer in Gallery 1. The idea in question belonged to none other than celebrity comedian Harry Hill who proposed to recreate George Cruikshank’s The Worship of Bacchus using known alcoholics. Bren told us what drew him toward the boozy proposal.


And Bren is not the only one who has got involved in this part of the exhibition. A few weeks ago a group of five young people took part in an Unrealised Potential workshop to realise another of the ideas up for grabs. This time it was from artist Norman Clayture and came to involve a big pair of wooden underpants.

Here’s a quick peek of what they got up to, just click on the play arrow below for the slideshow to start.

Unrealised Potential finishes at Cornerhouse this Sunday 12th September.
The exhibition then goes on tour – first stop Sunderland, opening at NGCA on 5 November.
You can continue to browse and purchase proposals at