Ruins of Time / The Crypt
This exhibition taking the inspiring architecture of the crypt underneath St Pancras Parish Church as the starting point for a curatorial meditation on time, place and ruins. Thirteen artists from London and Munich present new work in the first of a series of collaborative exchanges between the two cities.
25-29 November 2015, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Parish Church, London NW1.
Are We There Yet? Mapping the Labyrinth
Michelle Rumney creates new routes, imaginary and conflicting, that explore the patterns and languages of maps. Playing with scale, this exhibition presents books, maps and works on paper that are often disrupted through hand-stitching, conveying a sense of security and intimacy.
Until 5 December 2015, Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset.
A xenospace is an uncanny fictional landscape that exists purely in the mind; often with a functional use, these spaces can describe complex states of being. Artist Louise Clark curates this exhibition that takes ‘xeno’ (other) and ‘topia’ (a space with specific characteristics) as a starting point from which to explore British architectural modernism and utopian social planning – ideas which post-war new towns such as Harlow were founded upon. Emily Allchurch, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Pablo Bronstein, Paul Noble and Grayson Perry are among the 14 artists in the exhibition.
Until 17 December 2015, Gibberd Gallery, Civic Centre, Harlow, Essex.
The Light Room: Your Colour Perception
Liz West brings her kaleidoscopic light installation (pictured top) to Basingstoke, presenting the first contemporary art installation to be hosted in the Willis Museum’s Sainsbury Gallery. Exploring the science of colour and light, this multi-sensory immersive installation seeks to invoke both emotional and physical responses in the viewer.
Until 2 January 2016, Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Market Place, Basingstoke.
A range of events from archaeological digs to archival research and re-enactments took place at Belton House during the summer to commemorate the role of the Machine Gun Corps training camp that was based on Belton Parklands. Artists Belen Cerezo and Rebecca Lee have worked within these events to develop a new work that considers the significance memories of this camp might have to the wider community. The work is presented in four parts and includes film, an audio walk and print.
Until 6 March 2015, Belton House, National Trust, Grantham, Lincolnshire
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