An exhibition to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women over the age of 30 the right to vote. 100 works of art by women are on show selected from the Ipswich collections, including artworks from the 1700s up to the present day. Highlights include: the work of Suffolk suffragette Amy K Browning, who died in 1978 at the age of 96; paintings by Rose Mead, an active member of the Society of Women Artists; work by painter Anna Airy, the first woman president of the Ipswich Art Society; and sculptures by Ellen Mary Rope. Also featured are contemporary works by artists including Maggi Hambling, Jelly Green, Hayley Field, Claudia Boese and Jacquie Utley.
Until 5 April 2019, Ipswich Art Gallery, 1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NE. www.a-n.co.uk/events/women100
An exhibition of ready-made objects and assemblages by Kurt Hickson. With a focus on ‘articles’ amassed over several years in his studio in Birmingham, this exhibition recomposes several artworks, offering a fresh look on the unique language of chosen objects and ready-made approaches. As a mixed-media artist, Hickson draws on the vocabulary of painting to explore ideas of taste, tradition and process. His more recent work looks at repetition and patterns in the formal qualities of found objects and materials.
Until 23 December 2018, T Street Gallery, 55 Great Tindal St, Birmingham, B16 8DR. www.a-n.co.uk/events/objects
From the land – differently
A solo show by Nuneaton-based painter Andrew Sargent, presenting a body of work derivative of his interaction with landscape; from traditional representational paintings to ‘not so conventional descriptions of the land’. In some of the works Sargent references Fauvism, representing his own twist on the modernist movement, responding to landscape in alternative ways through painterly technique. The artist struggles daily with a permanent spinal injury; each work in this exhibition not only shows expressive mark making, but also comprehends the difficulties he encounters in making art.
Until 27 January 2019, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TU. www.a-n.co.uk/events/from-the-land-differently
Stiwdio 3 – Solo Exhibition
An exhibition featuring layered and reworked paintings by Helen Booth, an artist whose work looks at the fragility of the human condition as well as changes of memory with respect to metomorphosis and the creation of personal fictions. Booth’s compositions deal in particular with how these chosen concepts both fade and resurface over time, the process of which is reflected in her intuitive painterly approach.
Until 31 January 2019, Stiwdio 3, Cardigan High Street, Cardigan, Wales. www.a-n.co.uk/events/stiwdio-3-solo-exhibition
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Women 100, exhibition poster, featuring work by Anna Airy
2. Kurt Kickson, ‘Objects’, 2018, exhibition poster
3. Andrew Sargent, Chiltern Barn
4. Helen Booth, Winter 1978
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