Bird Skins
An exhibition by Lucy Stevens in collaboration with artist Bill Newsinger, exploring colour and pattern within the natural history collection at New Walk Museum, Leicester. The show features new photographic studies by Stevens, drawn from David Hay’s Nomenclature of Colours to develop a ‘colour dictionary’ for bird identification based on the collection of bird skins at the museum. Her work sits alongside mixed-media artworks by Newsinger, which focus on the ‘order, variety and beauty of colour in nature’.
29 May – 12 June 2019, Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE.

Magico-Materialism Study Circle
A reading group and DIY ‘invisible college’ exploring intersections of occultism, art and social change. Presented as a series of sessions, each will feature extracts from one of four texts: James Webb’s The Occult Underground and The Occult Establishment; Wouter Hanegraaff’s Esotericism and the Academy; Erica Lagalisse’s The Occult Features of Anarchism. Participants are not expected to have read all of the extracts, but to arrive with ‘an appetite for discussion’.
26 May – 16 June 2019, Chisenhale Art Place, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ.

Bristol School of Art Degree Show 2019
An exhibition showcasing graduates from BA Fine Art, FdA Fine Art, FdA Fashion and Textiles, FdA Graphic design and BA History of Art courses. Alongside presentations by graduating artists there will be an exhibition featuring work by 1st and 2nd year Applied Arts students. A preview for the exhibition takes place on Friday 31 May from 5-8pm. For more degree shows listings visit
31 May – 4 June 2019, Bristol School Of Art, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX.

Julie Derbyshire: Possession
A solo exhibition by Julie Derbyshire featuring photography and porcelain objects with text by the artist. The culmination of Derbyshire’s research into the ‘social and legal implications of scamming’, looking specifically at the phenomenon’s impact on elderly victims, the artist uses her work to bring a ‘new voice’ to what is an increasingly disturbing issue. Drawing on the Vanitas tradition to convey tensions between temptation and the emptiness of worldly possessions, the artist’s still-lifes are a ‘commentary on modern consumerism, its excesses and pitfalls’.
Until 2 June 2019, One Paved Court, 1 Paved Court, London, TW9 1LZ.

Caroline Coon: I AM WHORE
A talk and series of ‘Divide and Rule’ questions from artist and political activist Caroline Coon, unpacking the shaming of women in a misogynist culture that ‘punishes’ for the display of sexual behaviour. To initiate discussion, the artist will pose the following questions: ‘What will we do, in the system of patriarchy, to stop men dividing women against each other the better to rule over us?’ and ‘Who will stand shoulder to shoulder with us whores?’
Saturday 1 June, 2pm, Vane, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE.

All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members

1. Artwork by Lucy Stevens, 2019
2. Magico-Materialism Study Circle, 2019, event poster
3. Bristol School of Art Degree Show 2019, poster
4. Artwork by Julie Derbyshire, 2019
5. Caroline Coon, I AM WHORE , 2019, film still. Photo: Charlotte Metcalf

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