A sculptural installation by Brighton-based artist Brian Mander, developed from a photograph attributed to Paul Thomson, documenting the ‘improbable event’ of the mine laying Imperial German Navy submarine, U118, which broke free from its hawser and washed ashore Hastings beach on 15 April 1919. 100 years on from the event, Mander uses the image to create the new installation, including materials and sculptural formations transported from his Brighton studio.
Until 26 May 2019, The SPACE, St John’s Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6HP. www.a-n.co.uk/events/boy-by-brian-mander
Changing Spaces Photography Showcase
A two-day ‘pop-up showcase’ exhibition of photography works, in which MA Photography Degree students studying at The University of Central Lancashire seek to ‘visualise the Anthropocene’ and humanity’s impact on the planet. A starting point for each artist of the nine artists – Lucy Allen, Nathan Cox, Donna Godlington, Alistair Grimley, Jordan Jones, Karen Mathison, Bridget Newman, Carlton Watt, Huiting Zhang – is the industrial revolution. By interrogating how nature ‘took a back seat’ during this time, the show promotes further discussion around the effects of the Anthropocene and what it means to us today.
23-24 April 2019, Hanover Project Building, UCLan campus, Preston, PR1 7AD. www.a-n.co.uk/events/changing-spaces-photography-showcase
A Constant Companion
This solo exhibition by Zara Carpenter features works from both past and present projects that explore pain. From the ritual of taking medication in The Painkiller Prints to visualising physical and psychological trauma with her on-going series Distress, Carpenter uses photography and printmaking to draw from experiences as a child; ‘rubbing her legs to soothe them’ and situating responses to chronic illness as a ‘constant companion’ with which to make work.
Until 30 August 2019, Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2BX. www.a-n.co.uk/events/a-constant-companion
A sensory installation by Renee Rilexie, which uses over 10,000 yards of wool to embellish a ‘colour conversation’ to resonate with inner rhythms and connections with ‘life, energy, thoughts, dreams, wishes and more’. The large-scale work occupies the entire space at Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh – visitors are encouraged to enter and engage with their senses, involve themselves in quiet discussion or ‘just pause for silence’.
Until 27 April 2019, Dundas Street Gallery, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/innerverse
Sui Generis – the Possibilities of a House
This multidisciplinary exhibition is facilitated by artist and illustrator Julie Upmeyer and is part of the Anglesey Art Weeks – Open Studios and Galleries 2019. It sees 62 creatives fill the entirety of Plas Bodfa, an empty 36-room manor house in Llangoed, Anglesey. The vast project uses the idea of ‘sui generis’, a Latin phrase meaning ‘of its (his, her, their) own kind; in a class by itself; unique’, adopted by the legal profession for unusual buildings and properties that ‘fall outside normal designation’. With artists using performance, painting, collage, ceramics and even skateboarding, visitors have the opportunity to envisage the ‘possibilities’ of a house that, pre-renovation, currently exists in a unique in-between state.
Until 28 April 2019, Plas Bodfa, Llangoed, Beaumaris, LL58 8ND. www.a-n.co.uk/events/sui-generis-the-possibilities-of-a-house
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Paul Thomson, photograph of Imperial German Navy submarine: U118, 1919
2. ‘Changing Spaces Photography Showcase’, 2019, exhibition poster
3. Zara Carpenter, ‘A Constant Companion’, 2019, exhibition poster
4. Renee Rilexie, ‘InnerVerse’, 2019, exhibition poster
5. Photograph of manor house Plas Bodfa
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