Truman Brewery
17-20 September 2020
The Glue Society

The Glue Society is an art & directing collective. Their work explores functional relationships between machine and object. Often veiled in humour, their ideas are simultaneously subtle and overt in their pursuit of fundamental truths about humanity’s relationship to progress.

The Glue Society has exhibited at Miami Art Basel, Pulse New York, Art & About Sydney, Hecho en Casa, Santiago and Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus.

In response to its pioneering work balancing art and commerce, Creativity Magazine defined the creative group as “the experts at things which haven’t been done before”.

Mark Hooper of The Guardian said of the artists: “As is increasingly common, The Glue Society is an umbrella "creative collective" company whose raison d'etre is advertising, but who include artists, sculptors and writers as well as conventional art directors and copywriters. Some people are suggesting that the business element to their work in some way compromises their integrity. Personally, I've got two responses to that: a) welcome to the real world and b) if their work's this good, who cares?”

The latest work titled ‘What Were We Thinking?’ – a response to Brexit - is a largescale installation depicting a conspicuously yellow forklift overwhelmed in its attempt to raise a wooden crate.

A solitary choreography between two common objects of function conveys a sense of heavy exasperation. Monolithic in presence, the work sits isolated on a plane, highlighting the symbiotic yet lifeless existence of both objects.


Dray Walk



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