With a background in illustration, Alex Simpson‘s cavernous ceramic sculptures convey as sense of narrative around ‘the cyclical nature of life’. Simpson is a graduate from the Ceramics and Glass MA at the Royal College of Art. This is her first solo show in the UK.
Until 25 September 2016, Artworks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust, 114 Blackhorse Lane, London E17.
Might & Main
The Penthouse becomes both the host space and the theme of the artworks in this exhibition. Debbie Sharp and Rosanne Robertson, the directors of this artist-led space, have invited four artists in residence – Vicky Clarke, Rowan Eastwood, Chloé Loric and Phil Constable – to work alongside them to create new works. The results pose an enquiry into the context of this space for artistic production, be it geographic, architectural, political or social.
23 – 28 September 2016, The Penthouse, 5th Floor, Hilton House, Manchester.
Assuming too much
Amy Pennington has created a Look Book of unique line drawings of customer hairstyles for the LGBTQ-friendly Open Barbers. Artist in residence at the barber shop for the last five months, Pennington exhibits numerous drawings from this alternative style portfolio alongside a series of cardboard sculptures, in a solo show at Hotel Elephant. Each sitter has personally titled their hair-portrait, leading to wonderful snippets of experience such as ‘children ask me if I’m a girl in the front of a boy in the back’.
29 September – 14 October 2016, Hotel Elephant, 5 Spare Street, London SE1.
Landscape : Islands
An exhibition of works by Paul Scott, Delfina Emmanuel, Charlotte Thorup, Owen Quinlan and Patricia Shone exploring the relationships between sound and ceramics. ‘Landscape : Islands’ is a 14-month project from Kay Aplin and Joseph Young that came out of their collaborative project, In A Shetland Landscape, and includes residencies, exhibitions, collaborative pairings and performances.
29 September – 4 October 2016, Guildhall Museum, Rochester.
30 artists from England, France and Belgium were each given three pieces of paper and invited to depict the weather as they experienced it on a specific day. All 90 sheets have been brought together into a film that depicts the weather experiences from both sides of the Channel. Directed by Joanna Jones and produced by Dover Arts Development, the film will also feature as an ongoing video loop on board DFDS ferries as they cross the Straits of Dover.
30 September – 2 October 2016, Folkestone Sea Sports, The Stade, Folkestone.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Sculpture by Alex Simpson
2. Might & Main at The Penthouse
3. Amy Pennington, portrait from Open Barbers Look Book
4. ‘Landscape : Islands’ touring exhibition
5. DAD, Weathertime logo