I’m currently working out of Metal’s Southend venue, Chalkwell Hall for a fortnight, developing works towards my solo exhibition this June. You can follow my progress on my artists talking blog. Here’s some images at the half-way point:
During the autumn of last year I was working with two secondary schools in Halton as part of the Inspired Responses programme. Inspired Responses is a mini artist residency programme where an artist visits a secondary school, sharing their practice and passing on the skills that they use, before the teacher develops work with the students during the term. The artist returns at the end of the programme to advise on presentation of the work in an exhibition at the Brindley Gallery.
The exhibition is currently showing at The Brindley until 22 February 2014.
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I’m currently making a new piece of work which will be shown at The Drawing Project at Castlefield Gallery this month. It’s a piece of work that I’ll create live on the opening night that involves projection, rubber stamping and migration. It’s all under wraps at the minute, so you’ll have to come to the event on Thursday 13 February between 6-9pm to see how it all comes together.
In the meantime, go and have a look at all of the other wonderful artists who use drawing who will also be part of the exhibition: http://thedrawingprojectnorthwest.wordpress.com/
Submissions came in from throughout the UK, and, as a nice but unexpected surprise, a number of works were submitted from abroad. Photograms from artists in the USA, Hungary and Malta have made the final selection. Claire Weetman is exhibiting a multiple exposure photogram ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here (Up)’.
The exhibition takes place at Urmson-Burnett Gallery in Salisbury from 25 January – 15 February 2014 and then tours to Silverprint in Elephant and Castle, London from 18 February – 15 March 2014.
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If you’re in Scarborough or Stoke this weekend, you’ll be able to see my work ‘Watermark, an intervention in four directions’. It continues to be shown as part of Small Change at Airspace Gallery in Stoke on Trent and will also feature in a set of screenings by Axisweb as part of this weekend’s Art Party Conference at the Spa in Scarborough. For more information on the Art Party Conference, click here.
AN EXHIBITION ABOUT CHANGE IN REAL AND IMAGINED CITIES
AirSpace Gallery – 8th Nov – 7th Dec, 2013
CURATED by Sevie Tsampalla
ARTISTS – Jane Lawson, Noor Nuyten, Lauren O’Grady,
COLLECTIVES – Buddleia / public works, Network Nomadic Architecture, Plus-tôt Te laat, Quartier Midi, Spectacle
“small change focuses on change and placemaking in the city, seen both as a physical and imagined entity. The project comprises a group exhibition featuring existing and new work by four artists, a public intervention and a talk. Alongside artists, collectives from the UK and beyond contribute to the exhibition with audiovisual material that documents their engagement with the public realm.
The exhibition is a response to the book Small Change by architect Nabeel Hamdi and its main idea that small-scale actions have the power to bring about positive change in urban communities. Acknowledging creative practice and collectivism as agents of change, the exhibition invites artists and collectives whose practice addresses issues of place and social change. The artists will realise new work, alongside showing existing sculptures, drawings and video’s. Audiovisual material from collectively-run projects that aim to making meaningful contributions to their environments, will open up the gallery space to various localities and concerns. “
I am exhibiting a number of works in this show, Watermark, an intervention in four directions is being shown on four monitors installed at floor level. Using the paving stones of a pedestrianised square in Istanbul as a canvas, Watermark follows prominent lines of passage across the space, linking ferry, bus and taxi terminals at the edge of the Bosphorus with the Beşiktaş area of the city.
Chatham Road (Eventually everyone had moved) traces where displaced residents of a single street had relocated and has also been selected for this show along with a first public outing for my Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here collages, which can be found gently glowing in the darkened space to the rear of the gallery.
I’m creating a new intervention as part of this exhibition titled ‘reversal of flow’ which will take place in the city centre of Stoke on Trent during the exhibition and is inspired by recent re-organisation of bus routes and one way streets in the town centre. Watch this space for documentation of the work once it has taken place.
There’s a host of other great works in this show, including Jane Lawson‘s proposals for alternative economic systems, Lauren O’Grady‘s ‘Other Possible Locations’ sculptures and the beautifully poised works of Noor Nuyten.
An exhibition in association with Arena Studios and Gallery, Thoughts and Pictures brings you a taste of the impressive work which is emerging from Liverpool’s grass roots arts scene.
Featuring: Josie Jenkins, Richard Robinson, Phil McKay, Susan Stevens, Carol Ramsay, Mike Snowdon, Lucy Wilson, Nathan Pendlebury, Helen Pendlebury, Anthony Pendlebury, Mo Peacock, Claire Weetman, Julie Dodd, Anna Ketskemety, Richard Robinson and Gareth Kemp.
This Autumn, Sir Howard and Lady Newby are delighted to host Thoughts and Pictures, an exhibition which brings together a mixture of selected artists showcasing artistic talent from across Liverpool. The featured artists are linked through the craftsmanship they use to represent their vision, presenting art, craft and illustration which displays real skill and process in its execution, whether the work is figurative or abstract.
A small percentage from the sales of work in this exhibition will be donated to Arena Studios and Gallery to support its continuing programme of events and exhibitions. For more information about Arena Studios and Gallery please visit www.arenastudiosgallery.com .
|Works by Mike Snowden, Julie Dodd, Susan Stevens|
|Works by Mo Peacock and Josie Jenkins|
|Works by Nathan Pendlebury|
The Exhibition will be held at The University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge, strictly by invitation only and not available for viewing at any other time. If you would like an invitation to one of the open events, please email email@example.com
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With thanks to:
Culture Warrington, The Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington’s Town Centre Wardens, Creative Remedies Photography Group, Eco Street Adverts, all the photographers who contributed.