Artist Jane Boyer curates and exhibits in this group exhibition that encourages 10 artists to return to an existing artwork and use its latent potential to create a new piece. Through these acts of translation, interpretation and reiteration, the artists, including Marion Piper, Rachel Smith and Holly Rowan Hesson, take on the proverbial concept of ‘looking back in order to move forward’.
Until 18 February 2017, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Filming the Personal
Seven filmmakers, including co-curators Sally Waterman and Jill Daniels, grapple with paternal relationships through humour, introspection and family mementoes in these short films. Whether the complications of intergenerational communication or as a form of grieving, these films touch on a subject that is both universal and uniquely individual.
Saturday 11 February 2017, 3pm, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.
The Art of Outdoor Learning
Artist and educator James Aldridge concludes his Green Town Group residency at MK Gallery, which involved working with families and four local schools, with an exhibition that features his work, a documentary and artefacts from the workshop activities. This project highlights the potential art has to create transformational learning experiences that impact a teachers’ understanding of their students just as much as it may provide an alternative learning experience for the children.
Until 25 February 2017, MK Gallery Project Space, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes.
Ears for the eye
An exhibitions of paintings, drawings and photographs that depict the ear, physiologically and metaphorically. The ear as a signifier or analogy for that which we cannot see or know may become all the more apparent for silent exhibition goers.
10 February – 4 March 2017, Transition Gallery, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London E8.
Nick Barrett – Artist-in-Residence
Artist Nick Barrett appropriates and abstracts estate agency signs for his paintings, alternative banners and animated gifs. These pared-back visual motifs highlight, perhaps, the normalisation of the visuals that we encounter as we negotiate the boundaries of public and private space.
Until 28 Feburary 2017, online at digitalartistresidency.org
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Holly Rowan Hesson, Threaded (detail), 2017, three screen installation of 20 looped images per screen, dimensions variable
2. Ryde Pier. Image courtesy Sally Waterman
3. Green Town Group project
4. John Banting, Dead Gossip, 1931
5. Nick Barrett, Post-Protest