A selection of news and events from our Associate Artist members including exhibitions, workshops and works for sale.
Kimvi Nguyen due to perform Spain and Portugal
On the third weekend of May Kimvi will be performing in Madrid in the JUAN Gallery (17-18 May). Visitors will be invited to experience being part of the installation as her performative actions will extend across the floor and through the space, in an intricate web of chalk lines. The following week Kimvi will be in Evora, Portugal, enacting a drawing performance inspired by the ‘Manueline’ maritime architecture of the area.
For more about this artist: Kimvi is the April Featured Artist for CAS’ monthly Artist Interview, you can read it here.
CAS Artist Julia Keenan, has been selected by Aspex for the Platform Graduate Award Alumni Residency 2019.
Every year Aspex selects artwork by two students studying Fine Art or Photography from higher education partners to be featured within a group exhibition for the Platform Graduate Award. As of 2016, Alumni of the award have been offered the opportunity to apply for a solo residency at the gallery, offering them a space to develop their artwork and process. Previous recipients of the residency opportunity include Charlotte Bradley (2016) and Svetlana Ochkovskaya (2017).
Julia Keenan said:
“My selection for the Platform Graduate Award in 2015 was a great opportunity, becoming part of the Alumni programme and taking part in events hosted by CVAN South East – learning how to sustain a creative practice following graduation. Moving forward, this residency at Aspex will allow me to develop ideas about a new body of work.”
Oliver Sumner, CVAN South East Manager, said:
“Artists in the Platform Alumni Network were all selected since 2012, from 17 universities in the South East, to exhibit in the Platform Graduate Award. The network is a way for the partner galleries to continue to nurture the artists’ development, so we are delighted Aspex is able to dedicate an annual residency as a testing ground for a Platform Alumni artist. Julia Keenan will make the most of this opportunity to experiment and we can expect some surprising new work.” Image: ‘The Secret Life of Materials’, Julia Keenan, 2019.
A Walk for Stanley – Peter Driver’s artist
book is nearing completion
First 100 advance orders of A Walk for Stanley get an extra special print by Peter Driver
Born from a project that encompassed Peter’s 39 mile walk from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, in the north-eastern corner of Berkshire to the Sandham Memorial Chapel, south of Newbury – one of Stanley Spencer’s master works.
The ‘Walk for Stanley’ book will be published in Summer 2019, and will include drawings, woodcut illustrations, photographs, bird sightings and thoughts along his journey.
Sensory Exhibition ‘ACTS’, Bournemouth, Sat 4 – Sun 12 May
A two-person exhibition at Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe considering ideas of sensory perception, ritualised acts and feelings of “wellbeing”.
Laura Eldret explores social forms by looking at how and why groups of people gather.
Tony Spencer’s work is an enquiry into the human connections to intangible energy through sound, sacred sites and ritual.
Cube is a sculpture crafted from reclaimed wooden pallets and an ultrablack internal space, designed to stimulate our sensory perceptions. During the festival Spencer, a qualified sound healer, invites audiences to participate in vocal sound healing.
Events and performances will happen throughout, please visit www.b-e-a-f.co.uk for more info.
Andover Museum’s ‘Asking Andover’ with James Aldridge, Artist
May dates for Andover Museum’s Asking Andover with CAS Artist James Aldridge have been announced.
This project will celebrate the history of Andover focusing on the living memories of people who live in the town. James Aldridge will invite you to explore creative ways of mapping and sharing your memories, and in this way you will help shape an exhibition showcasing the Andover people’s history.
James Aldridge at Dark Mountain Book Launch
Stroud, Friday 24th May 2019 7-9pm
Come meet the contributors at the Dark Mountain book launch Dark Mountain Issue 15: The Age of Fire.
The book includes James’ multiple exposure photograph ‘The Distance Between Us’ exploring the perceptual distance between ourselves and other animals and the damage this allows us to cause.
‘At a time when the pace of change is accelerating, and the outlook for our world is beset by uncertainty, this book gathers the voices of witnesses from across the globe who are experiencing the shock of this new state of emergency. They speak of what it feels like to be alive in these times, what stories can guide our path through the flames, and what might arise from their ashes.’
Making Artists: 5 session print course
Exploring nature through printmaking and bookbinding, over this 5 week course with CAS Artist Georgia deBuriatte
This workshop series is perfect for any skill level; whether you are a teacher or creative industry worker looking for professional development, an artist looking to get back into the arts, or a complete first timer looking to try their hand. What could make this better? Well all of these techniques can be done without any hefty printing presses or dangerous chemicals, so you can develop them at home with your family and friends with no hassle.
The sessions will culminate in a short exhibition, curated by those on the course and shown in the beautiful CAS building. A great chance to relax, make something, and off your work to everyone!
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New formats! Maija Liepins’ anthology of poetry ‘Paper-clips with Raven’ is out now in audio, ebook and soft cover editions.
A volume that is heart-felt and soulful, Maija has collected together a volume that refreshes and uplifts the spirit, with a relatable ‘inner-voice’ and intriguing images. Each poem is accompanied by an original artwork or photograph taken or developed between Summer 2018 and Spring 2019. It includes an introduction by the author which contextualises the volume in the realm of the ‘psyche’ or as she might say ‘the soulful intangible’.
The book which showcases film stills from ‘Wild Mother’ (exhibited at at CAS exhibition IN THE ROUND 18-24 March) is a sequential collection of impressions that will speak to any adult learning to parent themselves through the emotional phases of transition, growth, loss, dream, depression, melancholy, and transformation.
Order Audio and/or Softcover Book