Georg Óskar: I felt bad but I feel little bit better now
A solo exhibition by Icelandic-born, Berlin-based artist Georg Óskar. For his first time showing in the UK, the artist displays figurative and minimalistic paintings that express an ‘intimate and honest relationship with the canvas’. With free-flowing colour and line work, Óskar develops narrative-led compositions to share stories. As well as capturing events of interest, fantasies and autobiographical moments, his paintings use music and poetry as influences to convey everyday wanderings.
9 February – 23 March 2019, Abject Gallery, 8th floor, Bamburgh House, Market Street (East), Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BH.

Six Artists
A group exhibition of Welsh and Finnish artists, in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru (DAC). Vivi-Mari Carpelan, Lou Lockwood, Gemma Jayne Paine, Jo Shapland, Rachael Wellbeing and Jan Williams show work, reflecting on the challenges faced from living with disability and feeling marginalised. Each artist displays a commitment to developing their individual voice, looking at their physical capability either humorously, through critique or from within community art.
Until 1 March 2019, BayArt, 54b/c Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5AF.

The Advantages of Poisonous Plants
A solo exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Roi Carmeli, featuring a series of new work developed as part of a residency at Zaratan, Lisbon. With sculpture, installation and video, the artist proposes an ‘ironic interpretation of the myth of Adam and Eve’, in order to highlight the complex relationships between the innate material properties of symbols, and their meanings in the contemporary world. The Advantages of Poisonous Plants continues Carmeli’s interest in linking present times to early civilizations.
Until 16 February 2019, Zaratan, R. de São Bento, 432, 1250-221, Lisbon, Portugal.

BiG Poster ZIN #6
An exhibition inspired by three iconic Polish films of the communist era, organised by New Polish Poster in collaboration with Grzegoż Myćka and Polish Graphic Design Week. Artists were allowed just the two colours of the EU flag, navy blue and yellow, to create their designs. The exercise, which was kickstarted during last year’s Polish Graphic Design Week, led to ‘interesting comparisons’ between the films and Brexit. The result is a collective expression of how we can find adversity as ‘a common emotional denominator’.
Until 10 February 2019, The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AU.

Conscious verses sub-conscious
An exhibition of artists’s work from across the globe, exploring the phenomena of conscious and sub-conscious minds, and how they act and coalesce in terms of belief systems and affirmations. Ana Olivier, Daniel Nana Yaw Arthur-Baidoo, Fiona Williams, Lavinia-Elena Vieru and Lorraine Hazell-Linder display artwork looking at consciousness, seen as ‘gate keeper to the mind’, and its constant battle with the sub-conscious.
Until 18 February 2019, Elizabeth James Gallery, 10 Portland Road, South Norwood, London SE25 4PF.

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

1. Georg Óskar, High and dry, 2019, oil on canvas, 125 x 165cm
2. Six artists, work by Vivi-Mari Carpelan, Lou Lockwood, Gemma Jayne Paine, Jo Shapland, Rachael Wellbeing and Jan Williams
3. Roi Carmeli, The Advantages of Poisonous Plants, 2019, installation detail
4. Knife in the Water, 1962 directed by Roman Polanski, Music composed by Krzysztof Komeda, 2018, digitally printed poster
5. Artwork by Lorraine Hazell-Linder

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