‘Sites Unseen’ is an exhibition of paintings by Chrissy Collinson and ceramic sculptures by Martin Harman that take their inspiration from architecture in very different ways. Collinson’s paintings depict Hull’s ‘tenfoots’, the network of often suburban back lanes. In this lesser-trod world, there is a chance to see behind the scenes of the domestic façade – patched together fences, seemingly derelict yet inhabited spaces, garden sheds, peeling paint. Where Collinson focuses in on particular details, Harman creates sculptures inspired by Stonehenge, its architecture and mystery. His sculptures are created from a number of parts that he repieces together, each time creating a new form.
24 January – 10 March 2018, Studio Eleven, 12 Humber Street, Fruitmarket, Hull HU1 1TG.
Ellen Sampson and Holly Rowan Hesson: artists’ talk and tour
A tour of two Warrington Arts Festival venues during which Ellen Sampson and Holly Rowan Hesson will introduce their respective exhibitions at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery and Pyramid Arts Centre, followed by a Q&A event with the two artists. Sampson’s show focuses on footwear in order to conjure up ideas of memory and bodily experience. Hesson’s projection-based installation, Echo, intends to place the viewer in an environment that is somewhere between sensory feeling and rational thought.
Wednesday 24 January 2018, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Museum Street, Warrington WA1 1DR.
It’s Just A Matter Of Time
John Cooper, emeritus keeper of natural sciences at The Booth Museum in Brighton, will be speaking about the processes of evolution, geological time and climate change, followed by a discussion chaired by artist Susan Diab on how we can use our knowledge to ‘work towards a better future’. The talk forms part of artist Judith Alder’s ‘Once In A Universe’ ten-month project, which will see her work with other artists, curators and across disciplines to consider ideas and make new work around the Anthropocene, considering the impact of science and technology and how our changing planet might evolve.
Thursday 25 January 2018, 6.30pm, Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ.
Little Clown, My Heart
Taking its title from a poem by Sandra Cisneros, Laura Smith and Poppy Whatmore curate an exhibition that brings together works by nine artists on the theme of love – considered in all its complexity. Far from being a romantic affair, this exhibition links together the world of self help with visceral, sticky foodstuffs, pavements to be walked all over, and portrayals of destructive power and long cherished accessories.
26 January – 18 February 2018, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, Bermondsey, London SE1 3BH.
20:20 Print Exchange
Neo:Artists participate in Hot Bed Press‘s annual touring exhibition and print exchange, which sees the artist members of different print studios swap their prints. This year, 541 artists from 40 workshops create new editions for the exhibition, with their first print being toured to between six and eight of the exhibition spaces. The beauty of this project is that each artist also receives a box of randomly selected prints from the 13,625 made by this year’s cohort.
18 January – 4 February 2018, neo:gallery23, The Market Place, Bolton BL1 2AN.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Chrissy Collinson, Holding it together . . . just, 2016
2. Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo, 2017, projection (looped series of 140 site-specific photographs for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable
3. OIAU, flyer
4. Poppy Whatmore, Walk All Over Me, 2018