Regions of Light
The work of painter and poet Rev.John Eagles (1783–1855) is shown alongside contemporary works by artists Rebecca Chesney, Paul Desborough and Jem Southam, including drawings made by Chesney during a residency at the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
Until 2 July 2017, Hestercombe Gallery, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG.
Elena Thomas conveys the lives and dreams of nine women through discarded bras that she has come by. Stitching over the holes and wear and tear of these items that are often worn beyond their best days, Thomas creates new narratives that imagine the emotional states and characters of the women who may have worn them. The bras-sculptures begin to embody these personalities, which Thomas has also written into song lyrics that she has recorded and performs with music producer Dan Whitehouse.
25 March – 2 April 2017, Artists Workhouse, Redditch Road, Studley, Warwickshire B80 7AX.
Palace of Culture 2: House of Questions #hoq
An intriguing programme of events from Keiken Collective who have been inspired by the culture of Eastern European clubhouses to transform Newlyn Art Gallery into The Palace of Culture – a social club where participants can attend communal activities ranging from a ‘Dinner in the Dark’ to coding workshops and even a yoga session.
25 – 31 March 2017, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ.
Deserts on the moons of other planets ☽
Merging fact and fiction, Julie Hill creates a mise-en-scène that considers the Brunswick Centre‘s science-fiction-like architecture and filmic quality through the use of mirrors and fabric printed with images of deserts from Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. Accompanying the exhibition are a series of events, including a screening at Curzon Renoir of Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, which featured the Brunswick Centre in one of its scenes. An artists’ dinner on 1 April will further explore Titan’s desert landscapes.
24 March – 23 April 2017, Passeng-gers, Brunswick Centre, 110 Foundling Court, London WC1N.
The Cowboy Paintings
The first major exhibition of Anne Ryan‘s cowboy paintings to be shown as a collection in London, these works – based on the covers of cowboy novels and film stills – were painted in London between 1998 and 2002. Geographically and temporally distanced from the era and landscape of the Western, the works take on a dream-like quality as myth, nostalgia and a sense of deja vu all come into play.
25 March – 29 April 2017, Turps Gallery, Unit 11, Taplow, Thurlow Street, London SE17 2UQ.
Image: falling cowboy
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Rebecca Chesney, A sorrowful sight I saw; dark night coming down prematurely, 2012. Courtesy: Rebecca Chesney
2. Elena Thomas, Nine Women. Photo: Laura Rhodes of Curious Rose Photography
3. ‘Palace of Culture 2: House of Questions #hoq’, at Newlyn Art Gallery
4. Julie Hill, Deserts on the moons of other planets. Courtesy: Julie Hill
5. Anne Ryan, Untitled, 2000, oil on canvas, 76 x 91.5 cm. Courtesy: Turps Gallery; greengrassi, London