AirSpace Gallery
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
AirSpace Gallery, 4, Boad Street, Hanley Stoke on Trent ST1 4HL
West Midlands

Controversial installation artist Chris Lewis-Jones will be giving an illustrated talk (on his work and the ideas that inform it) at airspace gallery in Stoke on Trent on Tuesday 13th May, 2008, from 7.00-9.00 pm. – The Nottingham based artist caused a furore in Southampton last year when his contributions to the North + South exhibition (suspended white shirts and Y Fronts daubed with Arabic script) were condemned by both Southampton Council of Faiths and the Muslim Council of Great Britain. More recently, his performance (with fellow Oldknows Studio Group artist Simon Withers) at Lincoln Drill Hall was stopped half way through because of complaints from the audience (though when an even larger number of live art fans complained at this decision, raised voices reverberated around the auditorium and fisticuffs seemed imminent)! – The talk coincides with the exhibition (an unlikely series of urban texts), which marks the culmination of the artist’s residency at Forest Park School, Cobridge, which was funded by Creative Partnerships Stoke. Light refreshments will be served.