Then & Now
Serena Huang and Yuen-Ying Lam’s playful sculptural objects are influenced by our emotional responses to items and incidents in everyday life. Huang works in video, sculpture and installation, often finding ways to make her objects move. Lam’s large (and often) cuddly sculptures reference and embody the language and products of self-help.
Until 13 August 2017, Republic Gallery, Capstan House, 1 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BA.
Peter Doubt’s Studio
Peter Doubt has spent three weeks working at Breeze Creative’s Abject Gallery as part of his 2017 Experimental Studio residency award. His winning proposal, selected from 143 applications, sees him develop new works and revisit existing ones that place an emphasis on ‘the process and production of works as part of the work itself’. Doubt will be available to discuss his practice during a preview event tonight (11 August), 6-9pm.
16-26 August 2017, Abject Gallery, 2nd Floor, Bamburgh House, Market Street East, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BH.
This drawing exhibition tours to Arthouse1 in London after an outing at Berlin’s Remise Gallery. The resonance of meanings of the word ‘drawbridge’ in both English and German, and the symbolism of the foot bridges that join disparate and conflicting parts of a city together, are the starting point of diverse responses from 20 artists including Claire Deniau, Gill Gregory and Edward Clayton. Curated by Alex Dewart, who also exhibits her work, Necklace No5.
18-26 August 2017, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, London SE1 3BH.
Margate Bookie & ‘Walking with the Waste Land’ 2017
A group of artists and members of Margate’s local community have been drawn together through the Turner Contemporary Research Group to curate and develop the exhibition ‘A Journey With The Waste Land’ at the gallery in 2018. TS Eliot’s poem was partly written in Margate and this Margate Bookie literature festival event will see the Walking With The Waste Land group lead a walk culminating in a discussion at Turner Contemporary.
Saturday 19 August 2017, 10am, meeting point at Margate railway station.
Mission is 40
Mission Gallery celebrates 40 years with an exhibition and programme of events. Founded in 1977 as the artist-run Swansea Arts Workshop Gallery, Mission has shown numerous established and emerging artists over the years. Reflecting on their personal highlights, current and former staff, volunteers and board members have each invited back an artist or maker to participate in the exhibition. The show includes works from, among others, Julie Arkell, Ian Davenport, Catherine Yass and Chris Bird Jones.
Until 17 September 2017, Mission Gallery, Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TY.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Yuen-Ying Lam, My affectionate ball provides safety and comfort and encourages competence and self-reliance, 2016. Fleece fabric, vinyl, 180 x 190 x 190 cm
2. Peter Doubt’s Studio
3. Alex Dewart, Necklace No5
4. Margate Bookie & ‘Walking with the Waste Land’ 2017
5. Mission 40 flyer