A Conversation With My Mother
Mary Branson, the artist behind the large-scale New Dawn light installation in the Houses of Parliament, presents a new temporary installation in Swiss Church, Covent Garden. The work conveys the concept of ‘frozen grief and the power of the subconscious to help process complex emotions’. The artist combines sculpture with soundscapes of interviews with a number of women who have spoken about their own relationships with their mothers.
Friday 23 (artist’s talk, 6pm) & Saturday 24 February 2018, Swiss Church, 79 Endell Street, London WC2H.
This touring project from artists Henny Burnett, Susan Francis and Prudence Maltby considers the landscapes left scarred following the first world war, and for the Wiltshire edition includes a sound installation from New Zealand artist Caro Williams. The artist in residence has brought together birdsong from Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve in Auckland with recordings made at the site of the Bulford Kiwi hill figure on Salisbury Plain, which was created by soldiers awaiting repatriation to New Zealand in 1919 following the end of the war.
23 February – 14 April 2018, Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge Town Hall, Wiltshire BA14 8EQ.
The Artist’s Journey
A day-long conference featuring talks and performance lectures from artists such as Tim Etchells, Chris Dobrowolski and Rachel Dodd. A partnership between Yorkshire and Humber Visual Arts Network and Sheffield Hallam University, the programme of speakers fittingly features several practitioners who studied or nurtured their artistic careers in Yorkshire.
Thursday 22 February 2018, 10am-4pm, Pennine Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 2LW.
The artist-led project Threads has been running regular artists’ crits since 2015. This month the open crit is hosted at the Sidney Cooper Gallery. Artists are invited to turn up and present their work, or simply come along and participate in the discussions.
Wednesday 21 February 2018, 6pm, Sidney Cooper Gallery, 23 St Peters Street, Canterbury CT1 2BQ.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Mary Branson, New Dawn, Palace of Westminster, 2016
2. Henny Burnett, Surveillance, 2016
3. Participants at a Threads open crib event