Thursday, 16 August 2012
'Encompass Collective' are a group of mid-career artists based in the North of England. Working across disciplines, 'Encompass' are committed to opening challenging lines of enquiry in visual culture, addressing themes including identity, genetic engineering, information technology and the human cost of conflict. As exhibiting artists, 'Encompass' are dedicated to the investigation of alternative platforms and curatorial strategies for the display of contemporary art, building new infrastructures and brokering new partnerships throughout the region and beyond. Collaborating with high profile artists as diverse as David Mach and Ed Pien, their intention is to foster a new spirit of mutual support and enterprise within the creative industries.