Alpha male
A solo exhibition by Tim Fowler with new paintings that explore the ‘image of a man’s role within the contemporary household’. With some pieces more than 6ft in height, the new work displays a more liberated style for the creation of deconstructed images. Using his signature vivid colour palette, the artist expresses candid family situations, including ‘stolen moments’ showing the bond between his twin daughters, subverting ideas of a male role in a female-dominated home.
Until 21 July 2019, Studioname, 2 Brougham Street, Leicester, LE1 2BA.

Listen: Summer of sound art
A programme of events organised by Black Swan Arts, curated by composer and sound artist Helen Ottaway. Exhibitions, workshops, performances, sound walks and talks will take place in and around public and private spaces in Frome, Somerset – including a ‘listening hub’ in the Round Tower where visitors can ‘delve into all kinds of sonic worlds’, plus Artmusic’s installation Lachrymae in The Blue House garden.
20 July – 1 September 2019, Black Swan Arts and other locations, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BB.

An exhibition of new artworks by Sickboy, a street artist from Bristol known for his temple logo and ‘Save the Youth’ slogan, as well as ‘audacious stunts’ which have seen him install a caged heart outside Tate Modern. This exhibition features a range of canvases, wooden boxes and engraved framed pieces for sale. These include editioned versions of Sickboy’s graffitied works rendered using acrylic airbrush and screen printing.
Until 24 July 2019, That Art Gallery, 17 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS.

This exhibition by Helen Snell reframes the Captain Cook narrative while challenging ideas of nationality, home and identity. The artist’s work is a direct response to ‘seductive’ pieces in the Captain Cook Memorial Museum collection, created by artists Sydney Parkinson, William Hodges, John Webber and Sir Joseph Bank – all of whom documented Cook’s famous voyages. For ‘Neogeographies’ Snell has used costumes, props and interior furnishings to develop a series of staged photographs that interrogate the ‘darker more troubling subtext’ of what are now records of some of the first encounters between Europeans and native peoples.
Until 3 November 2019, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Grape Lane, Whitby, YO21 1PA.

Inspired by the Collection: Incantation Bowls
An exhibition by L. Roberts and Juliet Fleming inspired by books about Aramaic incantation bowls in the Leo Baeck College Library collection in London. With printmaking and ceramics the artists investigate the ‘power of mantra in altering mind states’. The bowls were used in Babylon between the third and seventh centuries to ward off demons and protect homes; inscribed with quotes from Jewish texts, they were considered to have ‘powerful, miraculous effects’. The exhibition also investigates mantras within ancient Jewish magic, as well as amulets in the collection.
Until 31 July 2019, Leo Baeck College Library, 80 East End Road, London, N32SY.

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

1. Tim Fowler in his studio, 2019
2. Artmusic, Lachrymae, 2019, sound and sculpture installation with live performances
3. Sickboy, Bambi During Lounge Meltdown, screen print and acrylic on canvas, 1060mm x 1570mm
4. Helen Snell, New Hebridians (V6), photograph
5. L. Roberts, I will be what I will be, 2018, relief print on paper

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