The Custody Code: Amanda Loomes and Professor Joy Sleeman in conversation
An in-conversation and tour of The Custody Code by Amanda Loomes, a two-screen film installation commissioned for the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations in Alice Holt Forest, Farnham. Loomes will be joined by Professor Joy Sleeman, senior lecturer and head of taught courses in History and Theory of Art at the Slade School of Fine Art. The Custody Code follows the life cycle of forestry, from seed to the sawmill, shedding light on the contemporary working forest and ‘our intimate relationship to timber’.
Thursday 1 August 2019, 6pm, Alice Holt Forest Classroom, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, GU10 4LS.

A collaborative performance by Emily Roderick and Emily Warner presented with Vivid Projects, as part of their Vivid Live programme. By looking at the act of disruption as their practices collide within ‘a new body of knowledge’, exxxtteeenssioon will use the artists’ interests in ‘physical adaption and digital dysfunction’ to explore reductive structures and frames of understanding as they act in tandem.
Friday 2 August 2019, 7pm, Vivid Projects, Unit 16, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT.

Summer Group Show 2019 and Residency Programme Competition
Daisy Billowes, Morna Hinton, Hugo Lami, Victoria Helena Mihatovic, Cecilia di Paolo, Daria Pliszka, Nour Saleh, Rory Watson and Maria Zulueta present work in The Muse Gallery and Studio’s 2019 summer group show. Each of the artists work will be ‘subject to review’ by a panel of judges. A selection will be made for participants to take part in the studio’s 2020 residency programme for recent graduates – an initiative in place since 2004.
Until 4 August 2019, The Muse Gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LR.

Places of Comfort
An exhibition of ‘wood sculptures’ by Scotland-based Austrian artist Teresa Hunyadi. Designed to be ‘experienced by touch’ each work has been realised through responses to reclaimed wood, envisaged within an arboretum (a botanical garden devoted to trees). Hunyadi’s process follows the grain in each piece of salvaged wood allowing her to draw out its history, whilst transforming it into something new. Access to the exhibition and accompanying events are designed for blind, partially sighted and sighted visitors.
2-18 August 2019, Patriothall Gallery, WASPS Scotland, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5AY.

Constructs of Colour
A group exhibition featuring paintings by Susan Laughton, Nick Grindrod and JFK Turner, as well as works by ceramicist Michele Bianco who uses a range of techniques including pinching, coiling and slab building to make ceramic pieces. Presented as a ‘perfect summer show’ over thirty vibrant and colourful works will be available to purchase at the gallery and online.
Until 17 August 2019, The Old Lock Up Gallery, 19 The Hill, Swifts Hollow, Cromford, DE4 3RF.

All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members

1. Amanda Loomes, The Custody Code, 2019, two-screen film installation
2. Emily Roderick and Emily Warner, exxxtteeenssioon, 2019, performance invite
3. The Muse Gallery and Studio, ‘Summer Group Show 2019 and Residency Programme Competition’, 2019, exhibition invite
4. Teresa Hunyadi, Now, 2019, reclaimed wood, diameter 22 cm
5. Susan Laughton, Alchemy I, acrylic, gouache and plaster on board, 25x25cm

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