Love Tokens and Bad Pennies
An exhibition of 34 small artworks by artists and writers from CollectConnect that have been placed in public spaces around London, with the locations mapped using the #unsettledgallery hashtag. The placing of objects – which allude to ‘two sides of one coin’ in terms of both love tokens and bad pennies – designate ways of either celebrating the people we love and cherish, or methods of trying to forget those we would prefer to let go of. The artworks will also fuel a response from writers making new work.
Until 28 February 2019, various public places around London including Walthamstow, Twickenham, and London Bridge. www.a-n.co.uk/events/love-tokens-and-bad-pennies
Tomorrow’s Great Pageant
A ‘socially charged’ project reimagining the iconic 1909 suffrage play, A Pageant of Great Women, for a 21st century non-binary context. The play was originally penned by dramatist and actor Cicely Hamilton and included a cast of 45 historic women. It quickly became a popular allegory for political agitation, promoting feminists’ perspectives on emancipation. Through workshops, this new reading will offer an updated platform for ‘collective understanding, awareness and celebration’ around gender fluidity.
Until 6 April 2019, The Place Bedford, Bradgate Road, Bedford, MK40 3DE. www.a-n.co.uk/events/tomorrows-great-pageant
A Waste Land
An exhibition by jewellery artists Dan Russell and Dauvit Alexander, who set out to ‘question and challenge the illegal dumping of consumer waste’ in relation to what we do and don’t regard as detritus within the Anthropocene. The artists have united their practices to raise environmental awareness by creating a new jewellery collection from things people pretend not to see. From litter to fly-tipped everyday objects, the exhibition includes reconfigured wearable pieces ‘built from the illegal discards of others’.
Until 1 March 2019, Vittoria Street Gallery, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, 82-86 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3PA. www.a-n.co.uk/events/a-waste-land
A solo exhibition by London-based artist Damien Borowik, featuring drawings produced by machines built through creative coding. Over the past two years Borowik has been creating sophisticated machines by hand, which he then uses to draw with traditional pens. This show continues the artist’s investigation into how intricate patterns can be generated using juxtaposition and playfulness involved within ‘procedural aesthetics’.
21-26 February 2019, Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, Dulwich, London, SE22 9EU. www.a-n.co.uk/events/line-studies-solo-exhibition-in-dulwich
An exhibition and zine publication featuring seven artists and eight writers who have made work in response to the University of South Wales art collection. The title of the show is a play on words, an interior monologue being both a person’s ‘inner voice’ and, in this context, the character traits revealed through choices of interior décor. Looking deeper into how personalities are displayed within the home environment, this exhibition uses art objects and responsive stream of consciousness writing to reveal aspects of social status and anxiety.
Until 21 March 2019, Oriel y Bont, Tŷ Crawshay, University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL. www.a-n.co.uk/events/interior-monologues
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Eskild Beck, lampost. Photo: Dean Reddick
2. ‘Tomorrow’s Great Pageant’, 2019, poster image
3. Dan Russell and Dauvit Alexander, A Waste Land, 2019
4. Damien Borowik, detail of machine drawing
5. ‘Interior Monologues’, 2019, exhibition invite
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