Unrealised Potential

Unrealised Potential is a collaborative group exhibition instigated by artist/curator Mike Chavez-Dawson. The show aims to explore the creative potential of artists’ unrealised projects, blurring the lines between artist, curator, visitor and producer.

Mike Chavez-Dawson together with artists Sam Ely and Lynn Harris, co-founders of Unrealised Projects (2003-2010), re-visit Chavez-Dawson’s original project Potential Hits (2003), to present an amassed collection of artists unfulfilled proposals in Gallery 1, offering visitors the opportunity to purchase the right to interpret and realise an artist’s idea.

Liam Gillick’s unrealised proposal PLANTA DE ANODIZADO becomes the first realised project from Unrealised Potential. Liam Gillick originally proposed that all the products and services made by Mexican company LGD LUCK SA be exhibited and displayed in a gallery context. In Gallery 2, artists Brian Reed and Len Horsey have realised and reconceptualised Liam Gillick’s original idea by transforming the space into a mock business fair pavilion, advertising the products of the Mexican company LGD LUCK SA.

Gallery 3 presents the first comprehensive UK display of Strategic Questions 2002-2010 curated by Gavin Wade, with a new commission from Zurich based artist group RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co). Responding to the question What is Wealth? RELAX invite visitors to consider ‘waste as wealth’, through a publication, a new installation containing a caged depositary of strategic answers, and a process of exchange of personal wealth.

Read through the proposals and make a purchase at www.unrealisedprojects.org

Featured artists include:

Artgoes, Artlab (Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards), Franko B , Edward Barton, Megan Bell, Eddie Berg, Bert & Ganddie, Monica Biagioli, Paul Anthony Black, Garth Bowden, Andrew Bracey, Roisin Byrne, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Norman Clayture, Conor McGarrigle, Contents May Vary, Benjamin Cove, Nick Crowe, Neil Cummings, Oliver East, Volker Eichelmann, Tim Etchells, Doug Fishbone, Leo Fitzmaurice, Yuen Fong Ling, Sue Fox, Mark Garry, Liam Gillick (Realised), David Gledhill, David Griffiths, Janet Griffiths, Richard Healy, Harry Hill, Clare Hope, Len Horsey, Dave Hoyland, John Hyatt, Mark Kennard, Jessica Lack, Laurence Lane, Little Artists (Darren Neave & John Cake), Leigh McCarthy, Roger McKinley, Jim Medway, Jason Minsky, Tom Morton, Neil Mulholland, Robin Nature-Bold, Hayley Newman, Franz Otto Novotny, Owl Project, Graham Parker, Simon Patterson, Adele Prince, Magnus Quaife, Brian Reed, David Shrigley, W. David Titley, Surplus Value, Beata Veszely, Jessica Voosanger, Cecilia Wee, Richard Wilson, Christine Wong Yap, Stuart Wright, Kai-Oi Jay Yung

Media Sponsor: Flux Magazine flux logo

Exhibition supported by: The Palace Hotel, HMG paint company, Pro Helvetia, and the swiss cultural fund in britain.

palace hotel hmg paintspro helvetica swiss cultural fund in britain

Sat 17 July – Sun 12 September, 2010


70 Oxford Street


M1 5NH

Fri 5 November – Sat 15 January, 2011

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

City Library and Arts Centre

Fawcett Street



SAT 22 January – Fri 11 February, 2011


Patrick Street


BT48 7EL

Northern Ireland