The Sun Never Sets
This solo exhibition of over 30 paintings by Bradford-born, London-based artist Matthew Krishanu is centred on depictions of the artist and his brother growing up in Bangladesh. The 11 years that Krishanu and his family spent in Dhaka, the city’s international ex-pat and Christian missionary communities and the two boys encounters and activities are used by Krishanu – one of 60 artists selected for this year’s John Moores Painting Prize exhibition – to create a complex narrative around childhood, memory and the politics of living an expatriate life.
23 June – 15 September 2018, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU.
Dead or Alive
An artist talk from Judith Alder about the ideas behind her year-long project ‘Once in A Universe, exploring life in the Anthropocene’. Exploring whether there is such a thing as an inanimate object, Alder’s research looks at changing definitions of ‘life’ with the advent of ‘self-healing concrete to self-improving AI’.
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 6.30pm, O N C A Gallery, 14 Saint George’s Place, Brighton BN1 4GB.
Re-sight talk: Hetain Patel
Working in photography, video, sculpture and performance, artist Hetain Patel connects marginalised identities with the mainstream, often using humour and borrowing from popular culture. One of his latest projects – a commission by The Space – sees him launch his own YouTube channel, with a series of ‘How To’ videos on identity.The Re-sight talks series is produced by Mark Devereaux Projects.
Thursday 28 June 2018, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL.
Closed since 2010, All Saints Church reopens to the public for a solo exhibition by sculptor Paul Grellier. Alongside the exhibition of new works, the artist, who often makes work from found agricultural objects and tools, will be in residence, developing new pieces and performances on site.
22 June – 8 July 2018, All Saints Church, Shortwood, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0SJ.
Responding to environmental issues surrounding the lesser-known global sand crisis and its over-extraction, Josie Purcell uses sand, sunlight and sometimes seawater to create images through an alternative photographic process that also minimises her photographic footprint.
22-29 June 2018, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Chapel Hill, Porthtowan, Truro TR4 8HL.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Matthew Krishanu, Boat, 2018, oil on canvas 200 x 300cm. Photo: Peter Mallet
2. Judith Alder, Once in a Universe, Dead or Alive
3. Hetain Patel, portrait by Martin Godwin
4. Hand-Tools-Matter, poster
5. Harena Now, invite