Watercress and Daffodils
This premiere sees the screening of Clare Smith‘s Watercress and Daffodils, a commission from Dover District Council exploring parallels within the ‘structural laying bare’ of Russell Gardens in Dover as it undergoes major restoration as part of the council’s Kearsney Parks project. Smith’s work layers multiple viewpoints of the once private gardens in relation to architectural standpoints, with narrative from the artist and alongside interviews with gardeners, historians, residents and visitors.
Tuesday 12 March 2019, 4pm, Silver Screen Cinema, Gaol Lane, Dover, CT16 1PH. www.a-n.co.uk/events/watercress-and-daffodils

Active Drumming
Tanya Southern facilitates African drum workshops for teenagers attending Blackpool’s first ever International Women’s Day festival. Celebrating group drumming as a ‘powerful communication tool’ for healing and connection, Southern looks deeper into global cultural histories to reveal how ‘women were the first drummers’ during ceremonies for speaking to the gods. This is a chance to get involved and use the experience to connect with others – and perhaps reconnect with yourself.
Saturday 9 March 2019, The Blackpool Sixth Form College, Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, FY3 7LR. www.a-n.co.uk/events/active-drumming-for-international-womens-day

The Romance
A display of ‘alchemical works with disused laptop screens’ by Katrin Hanusch. Using a range of damaged screens, the artist focuses on the otherwise bypassed objecthood of her chosen subject matter, attaching ‘romance’ to their presentation in the shop window of All About Laptops in Peckham. By looking at the modularity of such displays – something heightened by Hanusch’s on-screen reductive colour use – the exhibition draws upon the haptic quality of each piece, alluding to characteristics related to digital life.
Until 15 June 2019, All About Laptops, 140 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4RZ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-romance

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize
An exhibition of works by 66 artists selected for the 2018 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, including the prize-winning drawings and also featuring works by a-n members Rosie Leventon and Roy Eastland. Continuing its UK tour having launched in London last September, this stop takes it to Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. The drawings selected for the show were chosen from 1711 pieces submitted at the beginning of last year.
Until 26 April 2019, Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, 10 Stallard Street, Trowbridge, BA 14 9AE. www.a-n.co.uk/events/trinity-buoy-wharf-drawing-prize

Draw To Perform in London
A day of performative drawing workshops by Draw to Perform, exploring ‘alternative ways to make marks, draw and express’. As participants draw live, share and discuss outcomes and ideas, each facilitated session will present ‘different strategies’ to form dialogues between drawing, sound, movement, process and action. Without the need for prior knowledge of the medium, all workshops will provide an opportunity for participants to experience the art form first hand, working with artists Echo Morgan, Ram Samocha and Bettina Fung.
Saturday 16 March, from 12pm, Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6PD. www.a-n.co.uk/events/dtp-in-london-day-of-performative-drawing-workshops

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

1. Clare Smith, Watercress and Daffodils, 2019, video still
2. Tanya Southern, 2019, image for Active Drumming workshops
3. Katrin Hanusch, The Romance, 2019, exhibition image
4. Rosie Leventon, Down, 2016, ink and crayon drawing on tracing paper, 110 x 120 cm
5. Draw to Perform in London, 2019, event image featuring work by Echo Morgan, Ram Samocha, Bettina Fung

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