If You Could Collaborate

If You Could Collaborate is the fourth annual If You Could exhibition. Aiming to provide a platform for the finest creatives from all over the world to question their conventional working methods and outcomes. The contributors have been challenged to produce something a little unexpected, by working with a partner of their choosing from any discipline, profession or background. There is no brief to answer, or format to honour – the only limit being the enterprise and imagination of the artists involved, and a liberal 12 month deadline. Below are all of the pairings, and their outcomes.

A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School

Sam Messenger & Bart Long

You don’t end up in the collections of prestigious galleries such as the Courtauld Institute and Royal Academy without being exceptionally skilled. Sam most certainly is, and his work has a real conceptual depth, without losing the oh-so important ability to please the eye of the viewer.

Bart Long is a carpenter who Sam knows from art college, and together they have made a large, abstract canvas using signwriter’s vinyl and timber.


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If you could collaborate catalogue

312 page, 235 x 165mm catalogue, documenting the process of each project is available to buy via the It’s Nice That shop (£15)