Shot during the first part of her residency as Lucas Artist Fellow at Montalvo Arts Center in California last October, Rebecca Chesney’s video work, 66 Million, records California as it enters its sixth year of drought. Sites in Yosemite National Park and the agricultural Central Valley show the differing impact of the drought on natural and man-made environments.
Until 17 March 2017, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University Great Hall Complex, Bailrigg, Lancaster.
Present Moments and Passing Time
Celebrating the innovative and ground-breaking work of Plymouth-born artist Malcolm Le Grice, this exhibition looks at how he pioneered the British expanded cinema movement with multi-projection and performance works, as well as making the UK’s first computer art films. These breakthroughs can be traced in his early paintings incorporating flashing light bulbs and more recently in his 3D video installations.
Until 17 March 2017, Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe Street, Plymouth.
In this one-off performance, Ellen Bell will sew a chronicle of the comings and goings of Oriel Davies’ Drawing Room. By making connections between writing and needlework through authors who often had to temper their literary ambitions with domestic obligations, Bell will report on all that occurs in the space over one day.
Wednesday 15 February, Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys.
The Observatory Residency
The Observatory is a demountable and reconfigurable sculptural installation that houses artist residencies as well as outreach programmes. These have so far taken place in Winchester, Lymington, and at Mottisfont Abbey in Romsey, with the project currently at Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest National Park. The current artist in residence is Helen Snell, whose work explores how extensively the digital file can be downloaded and manufactured through ever-expanding outputs and processes.
Until 20 February 2017, Buckler’s Hard Historic Village, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Hampshire.
Maker in focus
Kate Haywood often uses porcelain and sourced materials to reference the ritual, ceremony and adornment present when exploring our relationship with objects. In the process of creating a non-verbal dialogue, she also provides visual clues generated from specific combinations of colour, form and scale, to explore ways in which poetic structures can function visually.
Until 19 February 2017, Mission Gallery, Gloucester Place, Swansea.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Rebecca Chesney, 66 Million, 2016
2. Malcolm Le Grice
3. Ellen Bell, Sewing Proust, 2017
4. Helen Snell, The Observatory Residency, 2017
5. Kate Haywood, Bolt, porcelain and cord twisted cotton, 2016