The Precious Clay Exhibition
An exhibition by Storymine artists Peter and Emma Summers presenting their ceramic installation Portal, an ongoing commission by Meadow Arts and the Museum of Royal Worcester. To develop their project, the pair have been working with community groups across Worcester and have filmed master gilders and painters at the museum, recording how they work and the stories behind their craft. Continuing ‘inter-generational’ workshops will take place in the museum, alongside the exhibition.
Until 20 March 2019, Museum of Royal Worcester, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2ND. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-precious-clay-exhibition
Painting as terrain
A group exhibition organised by Contemporary British Painting, including works by Jyoti Bharwani, Claudia Boese, Alison Downer, Jane Frederick, Daphne Leighton, Ruth Philo and Mary Romer Greenfield. The title for the show, as well as its premise, is taken from Matthew Bowman’s 2019 essay ‘Painting as terrain’. The seven exhibiting artists all use the painterly surface as a space for employing abstracted forms, to obscure inner and outer worlds that seek to capture our ‘intangible expanse of life’.
19 January – 26 April 2019, The Crypt, St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road London, NW1 5LT. www.a-n.co.uk/events/painting-as-terrain
The first public screening of Clubhouse, a short film by artists Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou, documenting a year-long project with residents of Chester Road and Carlisle Road in the Queen’s Park area of Bedford. Local families became storytellers for the work, through a series of workshops in script writing, camera and sound techniques, as well as costume and prop making. Combining observational documents of everyday life, staged scenes of performance to camera, sound recordings, special effects and footage from children using cameras, the piece explores ideas of place and neighbourhood alongside ‘tales of sea monsters, animals and slime’.
Wednesday 23 January, 5-7pm, 4 River Street, Bedford, MK40 1AS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/premiere-of-clubhouse-a-film-by-artists-julie-myers-and-maria-anastassiou
Of particular images
A solo exhibition by Leontios Toumpouris in the form of a site-responsive installation. Drawing from seventeenth-century emblems and alchemical writings, Toumpouris presents a series of works in clay, leather, steel and paper. By negotiating the morality of his researched content and the ‘tripartite structure’ (or the ‘image-motto-epigram’) within an emblem’s pictorial quality, this exhibition continues the artist’s interest in ‘body and matter correlations’. The show also includes a set of accompanying texts, or epigrams, for each work.
18 January – 10 February, Intermedia Gallery: CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD. www.a-n.co.uk/events/of-particular-images
An ‘Augmented Reality Tour’ developed by artist Donald Shek as part of Chinese Arts Now Festival 2019, the first UK arts festival dedicated to British-Chinese performance and culture. Join Shek on his tour through London’s Chinatown and explore ideas related to identity, cultural symbolism and myth. Augmented Chinatown has been created from initial tests by the artist during his 2018 exhibition ‘The Spectator’ at The Print House Gallery in London. With a goal ‘to break free from predictable everyday lives’, the newly developed experience looks to confront real-life situations with the new augmented perspectives.
19 January – 2 February 2019, Guanghwa Bookstore Gua, Chinatown, London. www.a-n.co.uk/events/augmented-chinatown
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring exhibitions, talks and other events posted by a-n’s members
1. Peter and Emma Summers, Portal, 2018-19, ceramic installation
2. Contemporary British Painting, ‘Painting as terrain’, 2019, exhibition poster
3. Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou, Clubhouse, 2018, still from short film
4. Leontios Toumpouris, ‘Of particular images’, 2019, exhibition logo
5. Donald Shek, Augmented Chinatown, 2018, concept sketch
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