The fleshy upholstery of dated furniture contorted and compressed into new shapes. The collected objects obtained from charity shops reimagined and re-configured and given new life as expressive art objects. This was the main subject of discussion in this Friday’s interview with artist Hermione Allsopp who talked about how she makes work and how she […]
As part of HouseBound the exhibition Week 1, ‘The Bedroom’, curated by Susan Francis@houseboundart On Friday 8th Maija from CAS interviewed Cathy Lomax live on Instagram. Cathy Lomax is a London based painter. Her work is a contemporary and personal exploration of popular culture, beauty, celebrity and identity. Lomax has an MA Fine Art from […]
Are you the public?Then come in and see our things. According to the Cambridge dictionary a ‘collection of things shown publicly’ constitutes an exhibition. What you see here is just that, but then again, it’s not. Or, it might be, depending on how long you hang around. A review by Susan Francis CAS associate artists have […]
Between November 2018 and November 2019 CAS Artists James Aldridge (Wiltshire) and Karen Wood (London) have collaborated as Urban Rural Exchange. Meeting for bi-monthly walks in Wiltshire and London, and maintaining a dialogue online via instagram @UrbanRuralExchange, James and Karen have documented their experiences of where they live and work, through collections, bundles, tape drawings […]
A dissenting voice is an alternative voice. Whether quiet or loud, individual or collective, the dissenter invites us to see the world in a different way. CAS Associate Artists are coming together in this exhibition to present their alternative voices. As part of a collective, together CAS Artists are interested to explore on a conceptual, […]
Jade Montserrat generously invited us into a material dialogue with her work. The original and it’s creation is captured in time-lapse photography and on display at CAS alongside the consequences of our conversation. Come visit 10am – 4pm Tue – Sat until 27 July. Tony Spencer from a-space responded to Jade’s invitation, and gives his […]
Here’s a roundup of some of the artistic activity our Associate artists are involved in this Summer. Events, projects and exhibitions throughout Hampshire. Julia Keenan’s Instagram Takeover on @cvan_se Wed 19th June The Instagram account belonging to Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East is hosting Julia Keenan. Julia has been invited to ‘take over’ their […]
Initially we agreed to divide the gallery space to different domestic areas: ‘living-room’, ‘kitchen’, ‘storage’, ‘library’, ‘music room’, ‘studio’. However, when artists came to the gallery they each set her work in a specific part of the gallery, pushing to the side the idea of allocating spaces as above. Susan chose a wall on which […]
Laboratory of Dissent Domesticating conflicts Bibliography Panel discussion – Symposium Laboratory of Dissent Laboratory Dissent Domesticating conflicts 2015 – 1 Domesticating conflict text for PPP
HANDOVER FROM GROUP 1. “IF NOT THIS THEN WHAT?” IN RESIDENCE FROM: 24.08.2015 TO 28.08.2015 LYDIA HEATH AMY WYATT DAWN EVANS TO: GROUP 2. ”DOMESTICATING CONFLICT” YONAT NITZAN -GREEN LAURENCE DUBE-RUSHBY CLARISSE WISSER SUSAN FRANCIS DATE: Tuesday 1ST SEPTEMBER 2015 [no earlier than 9.30 am and no later than 10.30 am] The […]
PRE –LAB REPORT DATE: 20TH AUGUST 2015 Technicians: Lydia Heath BA Fine Art Amy Wyatt BA Graphic Art Dawn Evans MA Fine Art Place of Lab: The Winchester Gallery, Park Avenue, Winchester SO23 8DL Period of experimentation: 24th August to 28th August 2015 What concept[s] is this […]
Performance becomes Spectacle Spectacle becomes Entertainment Entertainment becomes Passivity Passivity becomes Consent Consent becomes Democracy* *(no words are exchanged, roles are assumed, objectives are achieved) Yonat Nitzan-Green performing ‘Dust Collection’ (‘Agitation 1’).
Amy Wyatt, Dawn Evans, Lydia Heath & Helen Northcott in conversation responding to ‘Agitation 1’ by Laurence Dube-Rushby.
During the Laboratory of Dissent the Winchester Gallery becomes a site for investigation rather than a showcase of finished work. Fourteen CAS artists will divide into 4 groups and each will occupy the gallery for a week, using Chantal Mouffe’s essay ‘Artistic Activism and Agonistic Spaces’ as a starting point for collaboration. This is an experimental exhibition exploring dissent as a […]
‘Night Vision’ on Saturday 6th June was a visual performance inspired by the hidden world of the night. In her research, artist Susan Francis found that very little has been written about the night time. Our “entire history is only the history of waking men.” This first led Susan to interview women at night, and in […]