tactileBOSCH presents UnderTheCounterCulture (UTCC), an immersive, site responsive, multimedia programme celebrating the interconnection between art and night culture. UTCC includes exhibitions, events, performances, screenings and participatory workshops, which invite audience members to immerse themselves in ‘nightlife experiences, individual and collective memories, dystopic nightscapes, late night TV, subcultural communities and installations that characterise the electronic audio-visual sensations of clubbing’.
2 November – 7 December 2019, various venues across Cardiff. www.a-n.co.uk/events/underthecounterculture/
If I Were A Blackbird I’d Whistle and Sing
For his solo exhibition at The Heseltine Gallery Bernard Irwin presents large-scale canvasses alongside smaller works. Irwin’s abstract paintings are characterised by bold colour and line. Flat, bright foreground shapes, which have an artificial quality, sit on fluid, airy backgrounds created with multiple washed layers of paint.
Until 27 November 2019, The Heseltine Gallery, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TH. www.a-n.co.uk/events/if-i-were-a-blackbird-id-whistle-and-sing/
The inaugural exhibition at Process Gallery showcases artists who work with alternative processes and non-traditional techniques, which correspond to the practice of X-ray artist and gallery owner Nick Veasey. This group show includes emerging, established and international artists whose innovative and integral processes range from setting fire to oil paintings, creating meticulously hand-perforated sculptures and the real-time scientific application of paper chromatography.
7 November 2019 – 2 January 2020, Process Gallery, Sandway Road, Sandway, Lenham, Kent ME17 2LU. www.a-n.co.uk/events/open-one/
For Derek Hampson‘s exhibition at 1795 Gallery, the artist explores the theme of memory by imagining the gallery as an aviary, filled with paintings of birds. Hampson is inspired by Plato’s text The Theaetetus, which likens memory to a container in which we store experiences, represented as birds, that we have captured and placed there: ‘it is only when we enter the aviary and catch hold of a bird, that the past experience it represents is recalled’.
1-15 November 2019, 1795 Gallery, Wollaton Street Studios, 179 Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5GE. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-aviary/
1. Roberts and Oben
2. Bernard Irwin
3. Process Gallery
4. Derek Hampson, Pigeon