All At Sea
An exhibition featuring a collaborative site-specific installation by artists Maria Macc and Hannah Scott, exploring our relationship with the sea. Whilst directly addressing the impact of consumer culture on the natural environment, the work also reflects the artists’ interests in ‘ecology and environmental responsibility’. Built over a year of dialogue, the installation takes on narrative elements from Scott’s journey on one of the world’s largest container ships, in correspondence with Macc’s experiences alongside the fishermen of Lizard Point in Cornwall.
Until 16 June 2019, Lumen Crypt Gallery, St John on Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA. www.a-n.co.uk/events/all-at-sea-2
South East Artists (SEAS) Open Studios
Thirty-six artists in Deal, Walmer, Ringwould and St Margaret’s Bay in Kent, open their homes, studios and shared venues for SEAS Open Studios. Running over two weekends, a range of artwork will be on show including: woodcuts, mosaic, glass, painting, photography, drawing, embroidered textiles, ceramics, pottery, printmaking, collage, montage and assemblage. Each artist and maker presents work in response to themes of heritage, travel, local scenes, events, and people, as well as dance and music.
22 and 23 June, 29 and 30 June, various venues, Kent. www.a-n.co.uk/events/south-east-artists-seas-open-studios
Light for artists
A ‘information-packed’ workshop at Spike Island in Bristol, focusing on lighting for artists and makers, led by electrician and artist Shelley James. The one-hour session will look at the use of spots, floods, panels and strips, as well as methods of working outdoors and off-grid. The event will also be a chance to find out about sensors and health and safety regulations such as PAT testing.
19 June 2019, 1-2pm, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX. www.a-n.co.uk/events/light-for-artists-spike-island-bristol-wednesday-19th-june-1-2pm
A collaboration between UK artist-duo Semiconductor and New York musician Eartheater, commissioned by the OUTLANDS Network. The artwork, or theatrical production, combines large-scale multi-channel video with an original live soundtrack and performance featuring industrial electronic sounds and sonic textures. OUTLANDS is a national experimental music touring network which champions what it describes as ‘the genre-resistant’, bringing adventurous interdisciplinary music to the forefront in collaboration with practitioners working in other fields.
16 June, 6pm, KARST, 22 George Place, Plymouth, PL1 3NY. www.a-n.co.uk/events/fracture-patterns
… untitled [everything is quiet now]
An exhibition of new and recent work from artist-printmaker … grafik 2.1, focusing on the monochrome and geometric. By appropriating street posters, propaganda and public information signage, … grafik 2.1’s practice reflects on expressive and poetic qualities found within ‘incidental traces’. Works on paper and plywood draw upon allusions associated with the transient emotive presence of marks, and residues of fractured narrative taken from communal urban environments.
Until 21 June, B&D Studios, 3rd Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. www.a-n.co.uk/events/untitled-everything-is-quiet-now
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Maria Macc and Hannah Scott, ‘All at Sea’, 2019, exhibition poster image
2. South East Artists (SEAS) Open Studios, 2019, front cover from brochure
3. Image by Shelley James, 2019
4. Semiconductor and Eartheater, Fracture Patterns, 2019, event poster
5. Artwork by … grafik 2.1, 2019
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