A Different North
By Adam York Gregory & Gillian Jane Lees

What is North?

Do you know which way is North? Are you from the North?Is there another North?

Adam York Gregory and Gillian Jane Lees have spent the last year talking to people from all over

the world about North – what North is, where North is and what North means to them. A direction? A location? An identity?

In an attempt to define North, they have uncovered many Norths and now they would like to share them with you.

Over 24 hours Gillian will construct and arrange 360 compasses. They may all point in one direction or they may waver indecisively, reacting to the surroundings and the Norths of people standing closest to them.We won’t know until we share this North with you.

Drop in to Fuse Art Space anytime between 12 Midday on Wednesday 5 April – 12 Midday on Thursday 6 April and join Adam & Gillian as they make a monument to the many Norths they have collected so far.

A Different North

About the Project

We are making A Different North for several reasons, but perhaps the most important is that we are trying to understand something about ourselves and about the world around us.
We both feel ‘Northern’ and also think that it shapes us and how we see things, yet it is difficult for us to articulate this in words.
Our role in this project is a little bit like a curator. Mostly we want to listen and collect. We want to find a way to express how we feel about our Norths alongside other people.
At the end of each stage of the project, we will mark the milestone through a durational performance, the art form we make together, as a focal point and a celebration of everything up to that point. We’d like to invite you to it, and perhaps hope you will meet other people who have contributed to the archive.

We will let you know more as we talk about your contribution.