A selection of upcoming events and projects in which our artists are featured.
Susan Francis will be exhibiting in the final UK showing of Cicatrix opening on Thursday 13 September
Cicatrix is four year multi media, international touring show which offers an alternative viewpoint on the World War1 legacy of ‘scarring’ with a particular focus on the unique and complex landscape of Salisbury Plain. The show contains work by the three UK artists, Susan Francis, Henny Burnett and Prudence Maltby but also work by the three invited Commonwealth artists, Catherine Farish, Sophie Cape and Caro Williams, supported by the their respective embassies, who have responded to the subject matter of Salisbury Plain. See website
All are welcome at the opening in Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 13th September from 6-8pm which will feature speaker, Simon Doughty, curator and writer of ‘Silent Landscape’. Included in the show are works from the Swindon Art Collection.
2 CAS Artists will be exhibiting from 15 September at ‘The Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2018’
New work by Sharon Harvey and Ruth Facey has been selected for this eclectic exhibition running 15 September – 11 November at the Mottisfont. Opening times: 11am-5pm (closing at 4pm from 5 November).
Peter Driver will be exhibiting in ‘TRIANGULATIONS’
18 – 23 September 2018
A three-person show of new work by Sarah Britten-Jones, Peter Driver, Robert Fitzmaurice, generated from discussion of each other’s practices and highlighting the artists’ various approaches to themes of power, identity, site and socio-political commentary.
Opening reception on Thursday 20 September 6-8.30pm
Venue: Brock Keep, OpenHand OpenSpace, 571 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1HL
Andy Jones’ work has been selected for exhibition by MA Contemporary Curation students at WSA
The MA Degree Show 2018 at Winchester School of Art is open to the public 31 August – 8th September. The Degree Show includes work my MA Curation, MA Fine Art, MA Textile Design, MA Fashion Design and MA Communication Design. Andy Jones’ work will be shown in the final group exhibitions by the MA Contemporary Curation students.
Andy’s work (pictured) was also selected for the Beep Painting Prize 2018 (exhibition in Swansea ongoing) and Andy will be joining A-Space Arts in Southampton for Arts Vaults 2018. On Sunday 30th you can join him for a kinaesthetic knotting experience (see below).
Andy Jones invites you to experience ‘Spontaneity Knotting’ in Southampton as part of ‘Art Vaults: Live’ by A-Space Arts
On 30th September artists Robin Price, Kane Applegate and Andy Jones are hosting a collaborative art activity with the aim to learn maritime knots in a shared kinaesthetic experience they describe as Spontaneity Knotting. Register on Eventbrite. This event is brought to you by A-Space, read more about their Art Vaults here.
david dixon will be co-leading ‘bodies of difference’ a one day workshop at the royal academy of fine arts in copenhagen on 5 September.
He will take on the role of an ‘architectural’ facilitator, alongside two other disabled artists. “In this workshop, students are asked to create an experience/situation to celebrate bodily differences; designing new relations between bodies and environments. By investigating assumptions about what it is to be ‘abled’ or ‘disabled’ we challenge ourselves to learn from the huge variety of ways bodies have of engaging with space, objects and others. By working from disabled artists’ creativity and innovation, we can together explore what starting from difference brings to design.
The project is not for developing technical solutions for solving problems. Instead, it takes a polemic position to see design as an extension of human capacities. Accordingly, it questions the role of design in order to celebrate the rich range of neuro and bio diversity – rather than ignoring or marginalising difference, in order to develop new ways for bringing bodily pleasure forwards.”
stephen foster invites you to his exhibition ‘time after time’ at john hansard gallery 3 september – 8 november
Stephen Foster sits on the board of Chapel Arts Studios (CAS) and is the former Director of the John Hansard Gallery. ‘TIME AFTER TIME’ at John Hansard Gallery was curated by Stephen and looks at questions relating to the temporality of site specific installations, using examples from his 30 year history as Director of the Gallery. Artists: Caroline Bergval, Victor Burgin, Hamad Butt, John Latham, Charlotte Posenenske and Walter van Rijn