The Loom Runs. The Smoke Rises
An exhibition of paintings and fabric collages created by Nicola Wiltshire during her six-month residency at Halley Stevensons, a waxed cotton and fabric manufacturer in Dundee. ‘The Loom Runs. The Smoke Rises’ will include 15 works that celebrate life inside the company’s thriving factory by focusing on the people who work there and the waxed cotton they produce.
3 March – 7 April 2018, The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, 20 High Street, Forfar DD8 1BB.
We Are Forest
A new site-specific installation by Artikinesis, an art collective that creates works in the belief that genuine art should be capable of engaging its audience both emotionally and intellectually, and that such art should be accessible to all, without barriers. Integrating painted and projected artwork and a haunting soundtrack, ‘We Are Forest’ will grow during the first week of its installation to become an immersive environment that invites the audience to reflect upon their relationship to trees and the forest.
3 March – 14 April, Sticks Contemporary, The Precinct, South Street, Gosport, Portsmouth PO12 1HA.
Charlotte Morrison and Pippa Davismoon explore the ‘unheard and unseen’ lives of women by focusing on fundamental issues associated with the female body and how we view it. Morrison’s work explores hormonal cycles and reconstructive and cosmetic surgery through dynamic collections in kiln-formed glass and porcelain that, when assembled together, reconstruct images of the person. Davismoon takes a playful approach to her work and invites the audience to participate through either a personal or group dialogue with the words and objects created. Includes a special one-day event, ‘Truth Is Beauty’, on Saturday 3 March hosted by the Women’s Art Library with participatory workshops and a women’s life drawing and life modelling performance by Claire Collison.
2-25 March 2018, Goldsmiths College, London SE14 6NW.
Waves is a filmed, costume-led dance performance conceived by Caroline Collinge as part of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture’s Katagami in Practice project, which has seen four practitioners carry out research into the museum’s collection of 19th-century resist-printing stencils for textiles. The film uses digital technologies to re-conceptualise katagami through a 21st century lens. This first screening of the film will include an introduction by Collinge.
2.30-4pm, Wednesday 7 March 2018, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, 9 Boulevard Drive, London, NW9 5PW.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Nicola Wiltshire, Pattern Chimney, oil on waxed cotton, 2017.
2. We Are Forest flyer.
3. Charlotte Morrison, Before and After, porcelain body casts on board.
4. Caroline Collinge, Waves, short film with movement artist Masumi Saito.