An exhibition by Gordano Textile Artists, a group of 11 practitioners based in Bristol and surrounding areas working in embroidery, print, mixed-media, dry needle felt, quilt art and weaving. Each artist shows work in response to how they interpret viewpoints; ‘a position giving a good view, an opinion, a point of view, a perspective, a belief, or a school of thought’. Projects developed include machine embroidery on cloth tea cups and beachcombed treasures ‘trapped beneath transparent fabric’.
27 April – 18 May 2019, Bristol Guild of Applied Art, 68 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JY. www.a-n.co.uk/events/viewpoint-by-gordano-textile-artists
This exhibition displays the contents of the latest artist book from 1ISSUE. Initiated by Richard Cox in 2002, the now triannual publication series comprises ‘experimental and playful contributions’ testing the limits of what might constitute a page. This show is an opportunity to see the newest edition, number 41, in which 25 artists from Australia, England, France, Wales, Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland and the USA represent a wide spectrum of art practice in film, sound, textiles and objects, painting, print, photography and drawing.
Until 7 June 2019, Oriel Y Bont, Ty Crawshay, University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL. www.a-n.co.uk/events/1ssue-international
A solo exhibition by Matt Bell, exploring the ‘space between painting and drawing’ and how both can promote dialogue for figuration and abstraction to intertwine when approaching ‘landscape space’. The show also charts a shift in Bell’s work from ‘atmospheric […] landscapes, reflecting rural idylls of childhood’ to compositions rendered in complex colours and marks that represent ‘specific points of remembered time’.
Until 12 May 2019, neo:galleryX, The Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL. www.a-n.co.uk/events/marking-time-a-solo-exhibition-by-matt-bell
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Lynne Forrester, exploring atmospheric shifts in cloudscapes observed on the Isle of Skye. The show includes original paintings produced on the island as well as greeting cards. It will also feature newly developed works as the artist continues her landscape exploration using both mediums, responding to the area around Gairloch with its views of Loch Ewe, in the north west of Scotland. Forrester has been blogging about her cloudscape series to date, view some of the ongoing work here.
29 April – 26 May 2019, The GALE Centre, Achtercairn, Gairloch, IV21 2BH. www.a-n.co.uk/events/sorrounding-skye-paintings-drawings-by-lynne-forrester
Fertility Fest: Big Fat Festival Day
A day of performances, screenings, talks and panel discussions which put ‘IVF under the creative spotlight’. With an aim to form a community of attendees, the progamme will situate methods of togetherness to travel through experiences of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Artists, fertility experts and ‘a few famous faces’ will be present. One of the sessions, ‘The Doctor in the Bedroom’, features a-n member Holly Slingsby‘s performance-to-camera video work, Eostre Eats Estradiol.
Friday 3 May, from 10am, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/fertility-fest-big-fat-festival-day
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Artwork by Liz Hewitt
2. ‘1SSUE INTERNATIONAL’, 2019, exhibition poster image
3. Matt Bell, ‘Marking Time’, 2019, exhibition poster image
4. Lynne Forrester, ‘Surrounding Skye’, 2019, exhibition poster image
5. Holly Slingsby, Eostre Eats Estradiol, 2017, video still
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