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WAS Biennale | Wordwide Apartment and Studio Biennale

October – November 2016

October – November 2016

Though there are more than 150 art biennials in the world we need another one.
Currently, an increasing number of art professionals are looking beyond the frameworks of classical institutional approach.
Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale is a new formation, whose mission is to create an opportunity of innovative union and mobilise self-organizing in the arts on a global scale.
Artist’s studios and apartment galleries as alternative exhibition spaces have rarely been included in popular art history. It is time to change it.
If you want to be a part of this global collaboration, join us!
During the 1st WASBiennale, a number of exhibitions and various art events will take place in artist studios, apartment galleries and even private spaces all over the world over the world at the same time.

WAS Biennale Programm

Among others there was a great Children In Conflict exhibition at 1 Dowry square, Bristol, BS8 4SH.

25th – 27th November 2016

Artists Mary Rouncefield and Adriana Hoban present mixed-media works exploring the dangers faced by children around the world in both ‘developed’ and developing countries. These include exploitation, violence and human trafficking.
This event is one of over 50 world-wide, held in artists’ homes and studios as part of the inaugural WAS Biennale.
This Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale is uniting art professionals around the globe by providing a solid platform and concept for DIY exhibition practice. Operating by the rules of traditional art biennials, the organisers have started the first Biennale without limits.

Mary Rouncefield

Today’s Lesson: We tend to take it for granted that school should be a place of safety, learning and fulfilment. However, recent times have seen an increase in the numbers of children shot and killed at school in countries all around the globe. Children may also face being forced to carry arms as child soldiers.


Child Soldier: Spray paint on reconstructed military bag.

Mary Rouncefield graduated in 2009 with an honours degree from the faculty of Art Media and Design at the University of the West of England, where she had studied as a mature student
In 2014 , Mary had a series of drawings on Human Trafficking exhibited by Guerilla Galleries in London. A conference held at the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University Law School (Boston MA) also featured her work, in June 2015. This summer, Mary painted live at Upfest 2016, the Street Art festival held in Bristol. This year she has exhibited in Philadelphia, New York and London with Art Number 23 in a group exhibition: Alienation.

Adriana Hoban

Together with Mary Rouncefield, Adriana Hoban exhibited at Little Buckland Gallery in Broadway in the Arts festival Exhibition ‘Conflict’.
She was also a finalist in Lacey Contemporary Gallery’s 2016 summer exhibition. A mature student at the University of the West of England, Adriana works in a variety of interesting media and her work has appeared in several Art Journals.


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