The paintings, sculpture and installations of Perdita Sinclair are often inspired by a study of human, animal or plant biology. Past residencies have ranged from the investigation of seed dispersal in collaboration with scientists at The Millennium Seed Bank in Kew to time spent in human dissection laboratories. Her latest body of work turns to the direct anatomical observation of deep sea creatures, translated into abstracted paintings of indeterminate floating creatures and sculptures of seabed creatures.
10 May – 3 June 2018, 35 North Gallery, 35 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YB.
Hill, a photo story of Derbyshire Hill Farming
A talk by photographer Kate Bellis on her exhibition at Buxton Museum of photographs documenting a Derbyshire hill farming community. Depicting the activity on a hill that rises north from Wirksworth, Bellis’ photo story has four narrative strands – the working lives of the sheep and cattle farming families; the network of disused mines and quarries; the human stories of those who live in the area surrounding the hill; and the visual marks of the hill that can be seen from above ground and the history this reveals.
Thursday 17 May 2018, QUAD, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS.
Material Matters – Act 1
Positioning the artist’s use of materials as a radical act, this Liverpool-based collective considers how as an antidote to the dual nature of our disposable society and immaterial online culture, the artist’s action of cherishing materials can produce ‘the most unpredictable and challenging art’. Curated by artist Angelo Madonna, the collective’s first exhibition features works by John Elcock, Frances Heap, Simon Job, Angelo Madonna, Attila Olah and Miriam Sakwa.
17-19 May 2018, The Well Studios, 2 Roscoe Street, Liverpool L1 2SX.
New Ideas for an Old Space
A group show featuring 11 artists takes place in the former Methodist church that is to be redeveloped into the multi-purpose Ashburton Arts Centre. Art collective N.E.W curate this exhibition of site-responsive works that reflect on the building and its history prior to conversion, having only recently been acquired by Ashburton Arts.
18 – 20 May 2018, Ashburton Arts Centre, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DT.
60 Years of the Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain (APA)
Founded in 1955, this long-running association celebrates its 60th anniversary with an exhibition of works by current members. The group hold two exhibitions a year at POSK Gallery in the Polish Social and Cultural Association, where paintings by some of APA‘s founding members (such as Marek Żuławski, Stanisław Frenkiel and Janina Baranowska) can be seen on permanent display in the corridors.
20 May – 1 June 2018, POSK Gallery, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Perdita Sinclair, Pink Siphonohore, 2017
2. Kate Bellis, Shepherd Ian Lomas lambing a Ewe, Griffe Walk Farm, Brassington, Derbyshire Dales, May 1st 2016. Courtesy: QUAD
3. Material Matters, invite
4. Interior of former methodist church that has been purchased by Ashburton Arts
5. 60 Years of the Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain, flyer