Two Of Us Placing It Out
The theme of solitary women is a shared feature in the work of Jackie Murin and Rachel Thomson who present an exhibition and book launch based on a three month drawing, printing and bookbinding collaboration and residency.
Until 30 June 2017, Swiss Cottage Central Library, 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA.
Doodle or Rorschach: From Impulse to Imprint
Artist and theatre practitioner Samantha Wraith works between art and health, exploring the therapeutic in art. Director of a social enterprise based on socially-responsive theatre, Wraith’s own drawings revolve around repetition, impulse and the workings of the unconscious. Wraith simultaneously presents works at AWEsome Art Fair on 29 South Street. Both events are part of Art Week Exeter.
Until 21 May 2017, Exeter Community Centre, 17 St Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG.
Middlesbrough Art Weekender
Curated by Paul Stewart, Anna Byrne and Liam Slevin, the central theme of this festival is the concept of the town as a ‘dispersed gallery’. Featuring artists such as Amanda Beech, Daniel Ortiz, Stephen Willats and Harold Offeh, the diverse programme promises a focus on critical art practice and the politically engaged. Taking place at a range of institutions from the established Mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) to the tongue-in-cheek pop-up, Middlesbrough Gallery of Contemporary Art.
19 – 21 May 2017, various venues, Middlesbrough, middlesbroughartweekender.com
Joining over 200 projects in France, Belgium and Italy, Dover Arts Collective host Dover Printfest as part of the transnational 5th Fete de l’Estampe. The printfest comprises a group exhibition of print-based works and artists’ books, a pop-up print shop, and open studios from Clare Smith, Chris Burke, Louisa Love, Kate Beaugie and Mike Tedder.
26 – 28 May 2017, Dover Studios, 67 Astley Avenue, Dover CT16 2PW.
Creekside Open 2017
Holly Rowan Hesson, Sarah Needham and Rodney Dee are among the artists to have been selected by Jordan Baseman for this year’s Creekside Open at Deptford’s A.P.T. Gallery.
Until 28 May 2017, A.P.T. Gallery, Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Jackie Murin and Rachel Thomson, For You To Draw, collaborative monotype drawing on discarded library book
2. Samantha Wraith, Lighter
3. Middlesbrough Art Weekender, flyer
4. Dover PrintFest, flyer
5. Holly Rowan Hesson, Holding pattern, 2015, found bricks, Japanese conservation grade paper