Thrash Out: Artists as Political Activists
Having received one of a-n’s Artist-led Group Bursaries, Hack & Host have convened a series of debates and discussions that explore how artists relate and respond to politics. The final event, Artists as Political Activists, brings together all nine artist-debaters to thrash out questions around politics and humour, urban and political landscapes and design, culture and communication.
Friday 2 June 2017, Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, Hull HU1 1TU.
New works by Anthony George play on memories of visiting Grytviken whaling station in the South Atlantic while working with the British Antarctic Survey between 2006 and 2012. Seeking to convey the sensory experience of encountering the colours and shapes of this dishevelled station that was dominated by large whale-oil tanks, the artist has abstracted and pared down his images.
27 May – 10 June 2017, Anteros Arts Foundation, 11-15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 1LJ.
Based around the concept of an artist’s crit, this group show featuring Diego Brambilla, Lawrence Calver, Nicholas Cheeseman, Samantha Y.Huang, Gemma Milligan and Yole Quintero invites viewers to provide feedback and opinions on the work on show.
1-18 June 2017, The Muse at 268 Gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR.
A screening of Alice Bradshaw’s 2009 video Static based on a series of randomised still images of a hole-punched text, The Rocks Remain. Currently curator in residence at Huddersfield’s Cafe Ollo, Bradshaw’s practice explores objects that have been rendered dysfunctional. She is the founder of the Museum of Contemporary Rubbish.
Until 31 August 2017, Cafe Ollo, The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield
Oxytocin – Birthing the world
Bringing together the arts, midwifery, mental health and human rights, this one-day symposium explores a range of approaches for supporting mothers and carers, and strategies for increasing their representation. Procreate Projects has curated this programme of talks and performances in collaboration with a number of cross-sector partners.
Saturday 3 June 2017, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 4AN.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Hack & Host, Manifesto, 2017
2. Anthony George, title unknown
3. Silent Show, poster
4. Alice Bradshaw, Static, 2009
5. Oxytocin, poster