Rules of Six was the inaugural exhibition of Six Artists, a group formed in response to the government’s Rule of Six regulation.
The Covid-19 pandemic – and the myriad regulations that seek to contain it – have had a significant impact on the visual arts. Artists have been unable to access studios, gallery spaces, and each other. At a time when creative work has an important role to play in boosting and maintaining morale, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate the challenges of making art and working together. Rules of Six has appropriated a regulation designed to limit social contact as a framework for a collective creative effort – albeit one carried out at a distance. Six artists, six works each, one shared (virtual) space.
A video tour of the Rules of Six gallery is available below. Artists’ statements and full details about each work can be found in the Rules of Six Catalogue.