8gate is a partnership of two North West based artists, Rhona Brown and Vicky Carroll. We explore transformation through visual art, animation, and other media. We engage with environments and people, to achieve visual or physical representation of how of space, self, body and feeling interact; creating dialogical portraiture.
We recognise and honour journeys people take to reach points in physical or emotional space. We are interested in mapping paths and routes, noticing what is changed or transformed. Through public and participative work we aim to enable others as they traverse their own journeys of change and growth.
We are convinced that translation and exploration of ideas through creativity and artistic media can offer groups and communities rich ways of developing healthy resources and connections. We would like to explore and develop prosocial spaces and processes through our work.
Holding on to what’s behind us can be an obstacle to moving forward or transforming, physically or emotionally. The original concept of 8gate is already behind us and we are looking ahead to what is in the process of emerging.
We welcome contact and collaboration with others who want to explore the idea of change and transformation.