Day Bowman curates this exhibition of paintings, sculpture and video works that stretch the idea of ‘the great British holiday’. Drawing on a quote from Samuel Johnson on how traveling helps ‘to regulate imagination with reality’, the works in this show conjure up a range of ideals, dystopias and the incongruous reality of the motorway experience.
3-28 July 2018, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, London SE1 3BH.
Featuring works by ten artists, including Alex Billingham, Carol Breen and Dinosaur Kilby, this exhibition from Black Hole Club takes as its premise the optical illusion, exploring how these visual tricks and techniques can alter the way we perceive the physical world.
29 June – 6 July 2018, Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT.
Material Matters Act 2
The second in this series of exhibitions by the Material Matters collective features a three-day painting performance by Josie Jenkins, a multi-media work on excapism by Laura Sullivan, and new sculptural works from Oliver Wildman. All exhibitions in this series have a central theme of exploring ‘the creative processes of recycling, re-interpretation and breathing new life into found materials, discarded objects and raw media’.
4-6 July 2018, The Well Studios, 2 Roscoe Street, Liverpool L1 2SX.
Dream Safari Illustration exhibition & YUK FUN pop-up shop
A lively pop-up shop and exhibition bringing together works by ‘animal loving’ artists and illustrators, accompanied by a range of print, t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, bags and badges for sale.
5-11 July 2018, 115 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UW.
This open house exhibition in an Edwardian terrace brings together works by a group of nine artists working with etching, print and letterpress, large-scale drawing, painting and assemblage. Each artist reflects on the title theme in different ways, from environmental processes to people’s relationship to nature.
6-8 July 2018, Artopenhouse, 184 Stamford Street, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9LU.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Lydia Blakeley, Vacation, 2017, Oil on linen, 152x122cm
2. ‘Another Dimension’, poster
3. Dream Safari Illustration Exhibition, flyer
4. Steven Heaton, Two canvases, painted and then buried for 6yrs. Completed 2017