A public art installation by Mark Antony Haden Ford and Rebecca Ford, situated on the wall of Arundel Castle in West Sussex. Based on recent discoveries that date cave paintings and hand stencils by ‘hominids‘ back 52,000 years, the work is 5m in diameter, made from willow and yellow pigment, and pays homage ‘to our ancient ancestors’. Positioned as an ‘ephemeral piece’ in contrast to the lasting legacy of cave paintings, the installation acknowledges all that is ‘created and lost’.
Until Monday 26 August 2019, Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel, BN18 9AB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/cenezoic-2019
Norwich Makers Market
A makers market taking place during The Assembly House Summer Garden Party in Norwich. The market will host a range of designer-makers, printmakers, ceramicists and jewellers – all of whom present work for sale alongside vegan cakes, pastries and other refreshments. a-n member Laura Andrews will be present, showcasing her hand-painted botanical artwork.
Monday 26 August, 11-4pm, The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/norwich-makers-market
Sierra Tango Foxtrot
A site-responsive sound installation by Cambridge-based American artist Anna Brownsted in the ‘atmospheric tunnels’ of Landguard Fort near Felixstowe, Suffolk. Brownsted has transformed adjoining rooms within the fort, weaving together a ‘collaged meditative soundscape’ that explores how time expands, contracts and ‘circles in on itself’. The work also spans socio-political histories, using the architecture of the fort to look deeper at familial military connections. The artwork is part of Pier Projects’ current Viewpoints programme.
Until 15 September 2019, Landguard Fort, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW. www.a-n.co.uk/events/anna-brownsted-sierra-tango-foxtrot
A weekend of artist events taking place around St George’s Quay in Lancaster, presented by GRAFT with Lancaster Maritime Museum. Free and open to all, the events include tiled artwork by Bonnie Craig inspired by the city’s maritime history, a cyanotype printing workshop with Theo Vass, a flag-making workshop from Shonagh Short and an ‘unexpected performance’ by Kathryn Tovey.
Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2019, Lancaster Maritime Museum and St George’s Quay, Custom House, St George’s Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/graft-presents-jam
Make print great again
A group exhibition of printmaking by eight artists based in the North East of England. ‘Make print great again’ brings together the work of Alfons Bytautas, Theresa Easton, …grafik 2.1, Johnnyx, Erika Servin, George William Stewart, Jade Sweeting and Lee Turner – all of whom look through multiple lenses of reference to ‘challenge techniques and possibilities of printmaking’ as well as its ‘position within contemporary art’.
31 August – 21 September 2019, Vane, First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. www.a-n.co.uk/events/make-print-great-again
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Mark Antony Haden Ford and Rebecca Ford, Cenezoic 2019, 2019, temporary public installation with willow and yellow pigment
2. Laura Andrews, Evening Foxglove, 2019, Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 188GSM
3. Anna Brownsted, Sierra Tango Foxtrot, 2019, site-responsive sound installation
4. GRAFT with Bonnie Craig, Theo Vass, Shonagh Short and Kathryn Tovey, ‘JAM’, 2019, poster image
5. Vane, ‘Make print great again’, 2019, exhibition poster with image by Johnnyx
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