Joanna Bond: Ceramics and art sale
A chance to visit ceramicist, singer and dancer Joanna Bond in her caravan-studio. Situated in Felinfach, near Lampeter in Wales, Bond has created an opportunity to view her pottery and buy a range of unique gifts for Christmas. Expect ceramic objects that resonate with her close relationship to nature and cultivation, as well as concisely-produced collages and a moment or two to discuss performance interests in song and movement.
Until 22 December 2018, 17 Bryn Salem, Felinfach, Lampeter, Wales, SA48 8AE.
An exhibition of new and old works, as well as works in progress, by artists and educators Charlotte CHW and Elenor Hellis, presented during a weekend event at Acme Studios in London. Following a private view tonight (7-11pm), the programme comprises video performance projections and sound, as well as a display of ceramics, sculpture, mixed-media artwork and an ‘artist-made fountain’. There is also an opportunity to participate in an ‘abstracted semi-pornographic multi-body mural’.
14-16 December 2018, Acme Studios, 1 Rowse Close, Stratford, London, E15 2HX.
Why be exotic in private?
This first solo show in London by Manchester-based artist Jenny Steele includes drawing, sculpture, decoration and installation, and continues Steele’s exploration of architecture as a stage set. The exhibition is a ‘mise en scène’, drawing on both Morris Lapidus‘s vision of architecture as a movie set, as well as artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s ideas of art, décor and domesticity. Whilst considering the fabric of the gallery, Why be exotic in private? is predominantly a response to the 1930s’ ‘Seaside Moderne’ architecture of Miami’s South Beach – research pursued by Steele with support from an a-n Artist Bursary 2018.
Until 8 February 2019, The Foundry Gallery, 39 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 5BS.
Sea, Rock, Earth and Ice
An exhibition of paintings and works on paper, spanning four decades of production by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. The exhibition presents the late artist’s ‘inherent understanding of the natural world’, showcasing her ability to evoke landscape in gradual ﬂux. An expanded version of an exhibition at Jerwood Gallery earlier in 2018, this show, curated by Liz Waring, curator of visual art at Museums Sheffield, includes more work developed from visits to four geographical areas: the Cornish coast; Lanzarote’s volcanic rock formations; clay formations on Italian hills; and the Grindelwald Glacier in Switzerland.
Until 16 March 2019, Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ.
Head and Hand
A solo exhibition by Aileen Keith as part of the RSA Open 2017 Summerhall Exhibition Prize, featuring a range of work in mixed media. With drawing being a fundamental focus, Keith uses her ongoing interest in the process of ‘remembering and forgetting’ to create layered, cyclic compositions that tell of the history and complexity of their own making. Images, colour and line are employed, becoming decisions to ‘preserve, subdue, obliterate’ as more layers are added, or as further details are established.
Until 4 January 2019, Summerhall Library Gallery, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Joanna Bond, Train Dreaming, collage
2. Elenor Hellis, MOUTHWASH/ The Choreography of a Smile, 2018, water feature, perspex cube, artificial denture in acrylic glass.
3. Jenny Steele, Why be exotic in private? (detail), 2018, screen print on paper, paint, marine plywood,
4. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Black Form on Orange and Blue, 1953, gouache on paper. Courtesy: The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust
5. Aileen Kieth, Jetsam, oil paint, prismacolor pencils, collage, embossing