This Must Be The Place
Narbi Price‘s abstracted landscapes and urban streets are often sites of historic or personal significance. Researching in detail the precise location of specific events, the scene depicted in each painting is dictated by what is at the site at the time of Price’s visit, whether anonymous path or plate-glass office building. These sites of import are often far different from the images held in the collective conscience.
11 May – 1 July 2017, Vane, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE.

How To Swim – Exhibit A: Trying to Float
The first in a series of events that will take place across the different spaces of the Victoria Baths site in south Manchester. The day includes a workshop reminiscing on swimming that takes place in the middle of an empty pool, video and sculptural pieces addressing collective domestic experience, and an interactive spoken word poem by artists T.S. Idiot, Polly Maxwell, Ting Waterhouse and Maddie Broad. Curated by the London and Manchester curatorial duo Whatchamacallit collective, the event aims to address collective and social memory.
Sunday 14 May 2017, 11am-4pm, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE.

Paul Tucker: Anorak Activity
There is humour in the carefully considered and composed photographic works of Paul Tucker, who has built up a body of work that explores repetition in architecture and the minutest details of carefully organised spaces. Tucker creates frames within frames that tell us something about not only the buildings and landscapes, but the people who inhabit or seek to change them.
Until 28 May 2017, Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, 47 Orford Road, London E17 9NJ.

Thrash Out: Artists as Political Activists
Coinciding with the General Election period, Hull-based artist collective Hack & Host will be holding four conversations in four art venues that consider how artists can channel political agency. The first of the series, ‘Politics and Humour’, features Fraser Briggs, Rachel French and Joe Hodgson. Hosted by Paul Collinson at Ground, the evening will explore how each artists combine these themes in their work and includes interactive elements in the form of props, games and artist-made goodie bags. These events are funded by a-n’s Artist-led Group Bursary scheme.
12, 19, 16 May & 2 June, 6-8pm, events at Ground, Studio Eleven, Artlink and Humber Street Gallery, Hull.

APA Spring Exhibition 2017
One of the two members’ exhibitions held each year by the Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain, this spring edition has been curated by Elżbieta Chojak–Myśko, Lucyna Cierniak, Marek Jakubowski, and Marek Terpiłowski. Founded in 1955, this long-running artists’ association has celebrated an influx of members since 2004 when Poland joined the EU.
14-26 May 2017, POSK Gallery, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF.

All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members

1. Narbi Price, Untitled Flowers Painting (KB for Ettrick), 2017
2. Exhibit A: Trying to Float, Poster by Tanny Cruz and Lulu Cottell
3. Paul Tucker, Book 2. Courtesy: WVWG
4. Hack & Host Manifesto
5. APA Spring Exhibition 2017 flyer

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