Oceans Apart

Oceans Apart Oceans Apart is gallery dedicated to contemporary painting

Oceans Apart is a gallery dedicated to contemporary painting and seeks to present and champion the diversity of painting today in relation to current critical debates and discourse. Our intention is to bring previously unseen work to the Salford and Manchester area, create new audiences and provide a platform for artists in the local region.

Oceans Apart presents…ROPE-A-DOPE4th May to 25th May 2024PV Friday 3rd May, 6-9pmRope-a-dope is an exhibition of paintin...
01/04/2024

Oceans Apart presents…

ROPE-A-DOPE
4th May to 25th May 2024
PV Friday 3rd May, 6-9pm

Rope-a-dope is an exhibition of paintings which foregrounds the performative act of making in relation to the complex exchanges between painter and painting. In this arena of painting, thinking on your feet is advised, and tactics of trickery and self-belief must be deployed, alluding to the painting process often feeling combative and risky.

Karolina Albricht
Suzy Babington
Danny Cameron
Dan Coombs .coombs
Rebecca Gilpin .l.gilpin
Scott McCracken
Suzy Willey
Christopher P Wood

Curated by Danny Cameron

The exhibition will be open on Saturdays by appointment only - please DM or

Delighted to announce we will be hosting Turps Surgeries at Oceans Apart in June! See details below👇 Repost ・・・ANNOUNCIN...
22/03/2024

Delighted to announce we will be hosting Turps Surgeries at Oceans Apart in June! See details below👇

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ANNOUNCING: TURPS SURGERIES at OCEANS APART, MANCHESTER

Turps, in collaboration with Oceans Apart, will be running surgeries for painters in Manchester in June 2024.

Upcoming Dates & Mentors:

Monday 17th June 10.30am-5pm : Marcus Harvey & Scott McCracken
Tuesday 18th June 10.30am-5pm : Marcus Harvey & Scott McCracken

A Turps surgery is a great opportunity for any painter to take part in an intense, critical and encouraging live group crit. It helps painters to rethink what they’re making and how they’re making it, as well as giving them the chance to talk candidly, openly and critically about their work and the work of others. And it’s a good way for painters to connect with each other over the course of the session, especially those who may feel isolated working alone in their own studios.

The fee for the surgery is £150. Early bird 10% discount if booked by 31st March: MANCHESTER10OFF

To book a place click link in bio. For more info email [email protected]

Image: work by Misa Gott


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Install shots from our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by  the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Mancheste...
06/03/2024

Install shots from our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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An AmphibianPlaster and Pigment204cm x 32cm x 19cm(2024) This sculpture by Nathan Taylor was part of our recent group sh...
05/03/2024

An Amphibian
Plaster and Pigment
204cm x 32cm x 19cm
(2024)


This sculpture by Nathan Taylor was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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Moffel Oil on Calico30 x 20cm(2023) This painting by Jenny Eden was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by  t...
05/03/2024

Moffel
Oil on Calico
30 x 20cm
(2023)


This painting by Jenny Eden was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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be in touchSet of 6 dishes, turned sapele, made with Brian Ainscough118mm x 150mm(2021) This sculpture by Nathan Taylor ...
05/03/2024

be in touch
Set of 6 dishes, turned sapele, made with Brian Ainscough
118mm x 150mm
(2021)


This sculpture by Nathan Taylor was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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Durch ein FeldOil on Aluminium30 x 40cm(2023) This painting by Linda Hemmersbach was part of our recent group show SCENI...
04/03/2024

Durch ein Feld
Oil on Aluminium
30 x 40cm
(2023)


This painting by Linda Hemmersbach was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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‘I had ants in my bikini this morning so I had to flick them out one by one into the sink’Gouache and Watercolour on Pap...
04/03/2024

‘I had ants in my bikini this morning so I had to flick them out one by one into the sink’
Gouache and Watercolour on Paper
29.7 cm x 42 cm
(2023)harman

These painting by Hayley Harman were part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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WorldingOil on Calico109 x 90cm(2023) This painting by Jenny Eden was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by ...
03/03/2024

Worlding
Oil on Calico
109 x 90cm
(2023)


This painting by Jenny Eden was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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Shatterings Oil on Canvas90 x 70cm(2023) This painting by Elysia Byrd was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated...
03/03/2024

Shatterings
Oil on Canvas
90 x 70cm
(2023)


This painting by Elysia Byrd was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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Well of RebirthOil on Canvas112 x 112cm(2023) This painting by Elysia Byrd was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, cu...
02/03/2024

Well of Rebirth
Oil on Canvas
112 x 112cm
(2023)


This painting by Elysia Byrd was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







📷

Gable EndOil on Canvas77 x 77cm This painting by Keith Ashcroft was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by  t...
02/03/2024

Gable End
Oil on Canvas
77 x 77cm


This painting by Keith Ashcroft was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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Grandma(2023) Made by Owen Ramsay this work was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by  the 23/24 Freelands S...
18/02/2024

Grandma
(2023)


Made by Owen Ramsay this work was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







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‘Solid’Cardboard, Papier-mâché, Acrylic paint75 x 66 x 12cm(2024) This sculpture by Robin Broadley was part of our recen...
13/02/2024

‘Solid’
Cardboard, Papier-mâché, Acrylic paint
75 x 66 x 12cm
(2024)


This sculpture by Robin Broadley was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







📷

Fata MorganaOil on Calico20 x 30cm This painting by Jenny Eden was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by  th...
13/02/2024

Fata Morgana
Oil on Calico
20 x 30cm


This painting by Jenny Eden was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







📷

First and Second WhorlsOil on Canvas80cm x 100cm(2024) This painting by Keith Ashcroft was part of our recent group show...
12/02/2024

First and Second Whorls
Oil on Canvas
80cm x 100cm
(2024)


This painting by Keith Ashcroft was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by David Auborn, the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







📷

SeelenraumOil on Aluminium30x40cm(2023) This painting by Linda Hemmersbach was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, cu...
12/02/2024

Seelenraum
Oil on Aluminium
30x40cm
(2023)


This painting by Linda Hemmersbach was part of our recent group show SCENIUS, curated by David Auborn, the 23/24 Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met. An exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







Huge thank you to all who have visited and supported the show so far. Very happy that HAECEITICA will now be extended a ...
28/01/2024

Huge thank you to all who have visited and supported the show so far. Very happy that HAECEITICA will now be extended a few more days, and open by appointment until Tuesday 30th Jan.

Here is the exhibition text ‘On a Ribbon Run Parallel’ to accompany the show written by the brilliant Alexander James Pollard

If you would like to visit the show on Mon 29th or Tues 30th message to arrange a time.

will be in the gallery on Tuesday.

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of HAECEITICA last night. The gallery will be open 12-4 Fri to Sun. will b...
26/01/2024

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of HAECEITICA last night.

The gallery will be open 12-4 Fri to Sun.
will be in the Gallery all day Sat.

Show runs until 28th Jan

Install complete for David Auborn’s solo exhibition ‘HAECEITICA’ which marks the culmination of his Freelands Painting F...
24/01/2024

Install complete for David Auborn’s solo exhibition ‘HAECEITICA’ which marks the culmination of his Freelands Painting Fellowship at Manchester School of Art!

Looking forward to welcoming you all at the PV tomorrow, Thursday 25th Jan, 6-9pm.

‘On a Ribbon Run Parallel’, a text written by Alexander James Pollard, accompanies the exhibition.

Exhibition continues to Sunday 28th Jan.







Thank you so much to everyone who supported David Auborn and the artists involved in SCENIUS on Thursday night. It was a...
20/01/2024

Thank you so much to everyone who supported David Auborn and the artists involved in SCENIUS on Thursday night. It was a very special evening!

This show is open today from 12-4pm and David is around to welcome you. Please drop by..




harman







Curated by David Auborn, the current Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met, SCENIUS an exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.

The exhibition closes tomorrow, Sunday 21st Jan.

Next week we’ll be hosting a solo exhibition of work by David in HAECEITICA - PV, Thurs 25th Jan, 6-9pm!

We are delighted to announce David Auborn’s solo exhibition ‘HAECEITICA’ - marking the culmination of his Freelands Pain...
15/01/2024

We are delighted to announce David Auborn’s solo exhibition ‘HAECEITICA’ - marking the culmination of his Freelands Painting Fellowship at Manchester Met.

‘’..In one picture the absolute silence of the overhead canopy gave way to the open sky. The jewelled undergrowth of the surface began to feel embalmed. Stirred in a slow liquid way - as if forever marching.
 
Suddenly an old modern master with a deformed light-filled face passed. She gestured toward Auborn’s ‘grooves in the dusk’ before suddenly exiting. Gliding through a wall. He flinched back behind the cross but the melting plumage had vanished, whirling away among the crystal vaults. Auborn felt certain that he’d seen something eerie as the luminous wake faded.
 
Hand on heart - the art school felt like a stone-tape. Haunted. With each room jammed on repeat. Chewed up in the deck. Replaying the ghosts, cages and shadows of a ribbon run parallel..’’

Excerpt from Exhibition Text ‘On a Ribbon Run Parallel’ written by Alexander James Pollard ()






PV - Thursday 25th Jan (6-9pm)
Show runs until 28th Jan

SCENIUS, curated by David Auborn, the current Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met, is an exhibition of...
08/01/2024

SCENIUS, curated by David Auborn, the current Freelands Studio Fellow in Painting at Manchester Met, is an exhibition of a selection of those who have generously contributed to the Fellowship’s positive experience this last year. It celebrates these individuals both as people and artists deeply rooted in Manchester’s community, emphasising the collective spirit that nurtures support and warmth in the city’s artistic landscape.

Inspired by Brian Eno’s ‘scenius’ concept, the exhibition challenges the idea of solitary genius, highlighting the interconnectedness of diverse contributors forming a shared ‘scenius.’ This perspective suggests that intelligence or genius emerges from the collective efforts of a group, encouraging us to rethink culture by focusing on the entire ecology of ideas fostering new thoughts and work.




harman







PV - Thursday 18th Jan (6-9pm)
Show runs until Sunday 21st Jan

LAST DAY!!Come along to see FAST FRIENDS today! Brian Mountford is around to welcome you, 12-4pm. Curated by Brian Mount...
02/12/2023

LAST DAY!!

Come along to see FAST FRIENDS today! Brian Mountford is around to welcome you, 12-4pm.

Curated by Brian Mountford

Jhonatan Pulido, Luca Longhi, Susan Rocklin, Louis Appleby, Henny Acloque, Max Gimson, Luke Tomlinson, Brian Mountford










📷 by 🙏

Brian Mountford, ‘Untitled’ (2021), Oil on canvas, 61 x 43cm  FAST FRIENDSContinues to Saturday 8th December. Open Satur...
01/12/2023

Brian Mountford, ‘Untitled’ (2021), Oil on canvas, 61 x 43cm

FAST FRIENDS
Continues to Saturday 8th December. Open Saturdays by appointment, 12-4pm - please come along and see the show!

Curated by Brian Mountford

Jhonatan Pulido, Luca Longhi, Susan Rocklin, Louis Appleby, Henny Acloque, Max Gimson, Luke Tomlinson, Brian Mountford

📷 by 🙏

Max Gimson, ‘Watching Blue T**s from the House’ (2023), Oil on canvas, 130 x 173cm  FAST FRIENDSContinues to Saturday 8t...
01/12/2023

Max Gimson, ‘Watching Blue T**s from the House’ (2023), Oil on canvas, 130 x 173cm

FAST FRIENDS
Continues to Saturday 8th December. Open Saturdays by appointment, 12-4pm - please come along and see the show!

Curated by Brian Mountford

Jhonatan Pulido, Luca Longhi, Susan Rocklin, Louis Appleby, Henny Acloque, Max Gimson, Luke Tomlinson, Brian Mountford

📷 by 🙏

Susan Rocklin, ‘dancing lessons’ (2020), Oil on wood, 20 x 14cm  FAST FRIENDSContinues to Saturday 8th December. Open Sa...
01/12/2023

Susan Rocklin, ‘dancing lessons’ (2020), Oil on wood, 20 x 14cm

FAST FRIENDS
Continues to Saturday 8th December. Open Saturdays by appointment, 12-4pm - please come along and see the show!

Curated by Brian Mountford

Jhonatan Pulido, Luca Longhi, Susan Rocklin, Louis Appleby, Henny Acloque, Max Gimson, Luke Tomlinson, Brian Mountford

📷 by 🙏

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