WORK films premiere
Animate Projects and QUAD present the premiere of WORK, four artist’s films exploring the realities of what ‘work’ means today. Dryden Goodwin’s film considers the rhythms of a care worker’s day as he navigates the city with his client, while Jenny Holt worked with four young people in the context of a historically rural, farming community and its recent development as a site for internationally networked distribution hubs. Adam Lewis-Jacob took the Trade Union Resource Centre archive in Birmingham as his starting point for a film about collective activism, and Esther Johnson’s film tells individual stories of the impact of economic changes brought from post-industrialisation in Bolsover, Derbyshire.
28 November 2019, QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS.
Artist Marc Renshaw, who is interested in drawing ‘as an autobiographical memory tool’, exhibits a large-scale map at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe as part of Iron Youth. The show explores music, fashion, clubs and the lives of teenagers in the town from the 1950s to the present day, and visitors are invited to add their own memories to Renshaw’s map throughout the show.
18 November 2019 – 15 March 2020, North Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Rd, Scunthorpe DN15 7BD. www.a-n.co.uk/events/iron-youth/
Delpha Hudson and Natasha Joseph: Home
An exhibition of work by Delpha Hudson and Natasha Joseph at Derby’s Artcore Gallery, representing the culmination of a residency which asked the artists to consider the complex meaning of ‘home’. Joseph’s moving image work explores ‘surreal absurdities of situations’, while Hudson’s aims to give value to small domestic tasks and particularly the work that women do. Her installation of eclectic domestic objects with ceramic figures is accompanied by recordings of local people’s stories about incidental domestic acts.
28 November – 14 December 2019, Artcore Gallery, 8 Albert St, Osnabruck Square, Derby, DE1 2DS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/home-exhibition/
Open Day – Little Forest Land Art
Little Forest Land Art (LFLA) was co-founded by ceramicist Jan Griffiths and artist Adrian Mundy in 2016 and is set in a three-acre wild meadow surrounded by 24 acres of ancient woodland. The Land Art team is a group of nine people from varied backgrounds who meet once or twice a month to manage the land and create artworks in the landscape. This open day offers the opportunity to find out how you can get involved and is also a chance to view the ‘Fourth Plinth’ site, for those interested in entering the upcoming Little Forest Fourth Plinth competition, an open call to find an artwork to be displayed in LFLA next summer.
24 November 2019, Evergreen, Little Forest Land Art, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, Nr Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 6BU. www.a-n.co.uk/events/open-day-little-forest-land-art/
1. The Great Bear by Jenny Holt
2. Marc Renshaw
3. Home poster
4. Little Forest Land Art 4th Plinth