Muir is Tìr – Sailing Residency Exhibition – ‘Land and Sea’
A group exhibition including work from five artists who took part in An Lanntair Art Centre‘s ‘Muir is Tìr/ Land and Sea’ residency, which saw the artists spend a week at sea learning to sail with Sail Britain, plus a week on land exploring Stornoway and its language and culture. Works include swim suits, embroidery and aerial film and the exhibition also features pieces by two artists from the An Suileachan residency based on the Bhaltos peninsula. The participating artists are: Mollie Goldstrom, William Arnold, Amy Leigh Bird, Kirsty Dixon, Claire Macleod, Joanne Kaar and Helen Snell.
Until 6 October 2018, An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS.
A solo exhibition by artist Corinna Spencer, including recent paintings and drawings influenced by the representation of women in historical settings. Approaching painting to push at the boundaries of acceptable and recognisable portraiture, Spencer suggests turmoil beneath the skin and within the fluidity and uncertainty of daily life. Small in size but great in number, Spencer’s new works embrace colour – something that has been absent in her previous work. Her monotone drawings are more intimate and exist somewhere between drawing and painting.
7-29 September 2018, That Art Gallery, 17 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS.
More than 20 artists associated with the area show new work in response to the heritage and happenings of Stoke-on-Trent in this visual arts biennial curated by Joyce Iwaszko and artist Dawn Jutton. Exhibitions spanning nine venues – including The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, The Town Hall, Bethesda Chapel, AirSpace Gallery and EN Gallery – will be accompanied by artists’ talks, spoken word poetry and a public debate at Hanley Town Hall Court Room on 6 October entitled ‘Can public art help regenerate a city and create a new impression of Stoke-on-Trent?’
8 September – 20 October 2018, Various venues across Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Dirt – EP launch
An EP by Hannah Hull (Burning Salt), including songs produced in response to recordings of oral histories with ex-prisoners, prison officers and civilian staff who were based at Holloway Prison. Hull is artist-in-residence at Islington Museum and the new work is part of Echoes of Holloway Prison, a project capturing stories of the prison following its closure in 2016. Alongside the EP is a limited edition booklet, Echoes, which includes a series of short poems by Hull and photographs of the prison, taken by Islington Museum’s curator Roz Currie.
Friday 7 September, 8pm, New Unity Chapel, 39A Newington Green, London, N16 9PR
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Helen Snell, Muir is Tir artist residency Outer Hebrides, 2018
2. Corinna Spencer, painting. Courtesy: the artist
3. Rising Dust, logo, 2018
4. Hannah Hull (Burning Salt), Dirt, EP cover, 2018