An exhibition of ceramics, painting, sculpture and prints by Colleen Shaw, along with work by Richard Shaw. By exploring the subconscious, Colleen looks into the mystery of art making, drawing out forms and colours within painting and ceramics. Her more recent paintings use ‘heavy body colour’ and oil bar to explore how a composition can change through ‘painting and changing and repainting’. Childrens’ art activities will take place throughout the exhibition.
12-16 August 2019, The North Sea Observatory, Chapel Saint Leonards, Skegness, PE245XA. www.a-n.co.uk/events/shawline
An exhibition of jewellery by David J Lilly inspired by brutalism featuring copper vessels based on prehistoric sea creatures. From his studio at Applesham Farm, which overlooks the River Adur just west of Brighton, Lilly cuts and polishes gems of many colours to fit the ‘aesthetic of the jewellery’ he makes. The jeweller also uses a developed approach to ‘fold-forming’ copper – a process that sees a unique marrying with brutalist architectural design.
8-28 August 2019, St Paul’s Gallery, www.a-n.co.uk/events/fabulous-forms
Sick Monday exhibition
An exhibition organised by Sick Monday celebrating the ‘video nasty’, its influence on contemporary video artists and its ‘overlooked critical capacity’ to express social and political truths. Eighteen commissioned short videos are joined by screen printed posters. Artists include: Antoine Catala, Sophie Carapetian, Dean Kenning, Beagles & Ramsay, Lee Holden & Josephine Wood, John Russell, David Burrows, Vanessa Scully, Birgit Ludwig, Anita Delaney, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, A.K Bindesbøll & Ava Fersi, Laure Provoust, Ada Wesolowska, Ben Rivers, Jason File, Liam Scully and Paul McCarthy.
Until 19 August 2019, Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1JD. www.a-n.co.uk/events/sick-monday-exhibition
A solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Grace Siregar, who brings her unique practice to the recently launched multi-space, the Bank of Ideas, in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. Siregar’s work includes found objects, videos, installation, photography and performance art based on ancient ritual from her birthplace in North Sumatra. This is the artist’s first exhibition in Scotland, where she is now resident as a ‘new Scot’.
Until 17 August 2019, Bank of Ideas, 17 High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9AL. www.a-n.co.uk/events/paralysed-mood
Dans la Lumière
An exhibition by Manchester-based artist Liz West in the Cistercian Abbey of Beaulieu-en-Rouergue, situated in Ginals, a commune in the Occitanie region of southern France. West shows three artworks – Our Colour Reflection, Our Spectral Vision and Autumn Lights – which seek to ‘capture the beautiful natural light of the grandiose spaces’ within the historic monastery.
Until 30 September 2019, Beaulieu-en-Rouergue Abbey, 82330 Ginals, France. www.a-n.co.uk/events/dans-la-lumiere
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Ceramic artwork by Colleen Shaw
2. David J Lilly, ‘Fabulous Forms’, 2019, exhibition poster
3. Sick Monday exhibition, 2019, exhibition poster
4. Grace Siregar, ‘Paralysed Mood’, 2019, exhibition poster
5. Liz West, ‘Dans la Lumière’, 2019, exhibition poster
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