Hold Fast

June 23rd, 2017 - July 9th, 2017

Hold Fast | Serf X Embassy | Annuale 2017

Serf is proud to have been invited to show at Embassy Gallery as part of Annuale 2017. An amalgamation of 15 studio holders’ work, this collaborative project seeks to find out what happens when a non-curatorial, co-operatively led studios creates an exhibition on a minimal budget and with differing practices, approaches and ideologies.

Hold Fast artists:

Yvonne Baines
Melissa Burn
William Noel Clarke
Ella Cronk
Charlotte Cullen
Michaela Cullen
Kelly Culver
Claudia Dance-Wells
Joshua Patrick Hart
Owen Lewis
Mark Martin
Jill McKnight
Alfie Strong
Adam Townend
Karl Russell Vickers


‘These traditions are a set of rules and behaviours fostered to create comradery and to help a crew function as a cohesive unit, everybody pulling together in order to survive in the most hostile environments’

– An excerpt taken from the ‘Hold Fast’ publication printed on occasion of the exhibition.


Serf is an artist-led community and project space based in Leeds, UK. We provide open-plan studios and workspaces for over 25 artists and provides opportunities to curate exhibitions, showcase work and experiment within our project space.


Photography by Eden Hawkins