A group exhibition of work offering exciting new perspectives on the expanded field of photography. The 12 featured artists make up Field/s, a forum of artists, photographers and curators, and the works reflect on a year of conversations charting photography’s interconnected relationships with other mediums and technologies. Through diverse approaches reaching into video, performance and installation, the show also touches on the importance of networked communities and artist-led initiatives.
8-18 November 2018 (Private view: 8 November, 6.30–8.30pm), Sluice HQ, 171 Morning Lane, London E9 6JY.
Beyond the Pale
This exhibition by Zoe Childerley is inspired by walking the length of the Anglo-Scottish border during a 2016 residency in Northumberland hosted by Visual Arts in Rural Communities. With photography, drawing, mapping and text, the show explores narratives around territory, land and belonging. As Childerley’s residency coincided with the Brexit vote, ‘Beyond the Pale’ also considers how this explored border is a focus of debate over sovereignty, raising issues of nationalism and identity. Read our 2016 interview with Childerley here.
Until 20 January 2019, The Granary Gallery, 2nd Floor, Berwick YHA, Dewar’s Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1HJ.
Ginger Llama pop up exhibition
Painting, photography and ceramics feature alongside artisan products, jewellery and upholstery in this exhibition organised by Leesa Carden of Ginger Llama. The collection of work includes seascape paintings by Corrin Tulk and Leesa Carden, Raku ceramics by Michelle Daniels and photography by Spencer Murphy, winner of the 2013 National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Featuring a wide range of pieces from a varied set of creative practitioners, the exhibition is ever-changing as additional work arrives in Ginger Llama’s new gallery, situated in an old florist shop.
Until 8 December 2018, Ginger Llama Gallery, 1 High Street, Rotherfield, near Crowbrough, East Sussex TN6 3LL.
An exhibition by Roger Coulam presenting his decade-long photographic project The Blast (Where the Earth Bleeds). For ten years Coulam has photographed Blast Beach near Seaham on the County Durham coastline, a place “once blighted by heavy industry”, where over a period of 84 years Dawdon Colliery dumped millions of tons of coal waste onto the sands. The artist’s pictures, which consist of photographed compositions of collected cultural objects found scattered and washed up, consider what would be left behind if our society ended today, and how our lives and culture might be interpreted by future generations.
Until 24 November 2018, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham NE46 3LS.
Das Hund For Freedom Tour
Part of a UK tour for Das Hund For Freedom, a multi-disciplinary artwork exploring our contemporary world, by artists Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski. The work spans a four-year period (2015–18) in which Levack and Lewandowski filmed urban landscapes in London and Los Angeles, and the deserts of Colorado and California. Sonic performances and poetic film projections combine to create a sensorial experience, raising questions about the fabric of future communities and radical counterculture in response to concerns about the place of artists in late capitalist society.
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018, KARST, 22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3NY.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Emma Bäcklund, Ongoing studies of habitual gestures (Nurses II)
2. Zoe Childerley, The Debatable Lands, 2016
3. Corrin Tulk, Kaleidescope, oil painting, 20 x 20cm
4. Roger Coulam, The Blast (Photograph no.3), 2016
5. Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Das Hund For Freedom, 2018