Did You See Me Coming?
An exhibition of paintings by London-based artist Gavin Maughfling examining ‘the contingent and fluid nature of queer experience’. Maughfling uses processes of layering to combine complex narratives. Compositions are drawn from sources including ‘gay home movies’ from 1950s America, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, current YouTube video blogs created by young queer Londoners, and the artist’s own private photograph and film archives.
18-26 May 2019, no format Gallery, Studio NF10, Casting House, Moulding Lane, London SE14 6BN. www.a-n.co.uk/events/did-you-see-me-coming
The Mutterscream: Crepuscular Lush
An evening by artist Charly Morgan-Ivey and photographer Matt Kirby offering the chance to ‘dip your fingers […] into dark and honeyed mucus’ with static art media, performance and live music. ‘The Mutterscream’ began as an idea for a joint exhibition, a twist on the ‘unattractive, traditional and clinical white space’. This latest event is a development on the theme with artists including Ellie Walker, Camilla Mason, Tyr Leach Martin, Fran Gonzalez Camacho, Alex Colley, Petros Kourtellaris and Alice Bradley.
Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm, Jacobs Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 5DB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-mutterscream-crepuscular-lush
Stu Herring: Divine Nothingness
A collection of video performances and artifacts by Stu Herring, presented as ‘a meditative reflection’ on rituals used by the artist to separate himself from regular modes of understanding. The exhibition taps into transcendental experience, as Herring creates for himself a viewpoint of his existence in recognition of the ‘infinite expanse in which we exist’. Rooted within his home city of Newcastle upon Tyne, the artist examines his working-class heritage to make work. His performances, whilst gruelling and repetitive, become physical mantras to ask ‘who, why, and what we are?’
Until 1 June 2019, Abject Gallery, Bamburgh House, Market Street East, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BH. www.a-n.co.uk/events/stu-herring-divine-nothingness
An exhibition of ink on paper, metal, kinetic sculpture and hand-made porcelain by East Anglian artists Valerie Emmons, Kathryn Hearn, Andrew Jones and Michael Walton. Set within a converted 19th Century barn in Cambridgeshire, the exhibition presents artwork for sale and is also an opportunity for the artists to provide insight into new directions in their creative practice.
17-19 May 2019, Oak Farm Barn, Wooditton Road, Kirtling (near Cambridge), CB8 9PG. www.a-n.co.uk/events/sight-lines
Sussex Art Fairs (West) 2019
A new art fair for both established and emerging artists and galleries, as well as artist collectives. Taking place at Goodwood Racecourse‘s March Stand in the Sussex Downs, 100 exhibitors present artworks from over 160 artists. Prices range from £50 for prints and smaller works, to over £5,000 for ‘an outstanding masterpiece’. All purchases will be wrapped by specialist wrapping team ‘artPAKK’.
17-18 May 2019, Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurst Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/sussex-art-fairs-west-2019
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Gavin Maughfling, Pearl Parade, 2018
2. Matt Kirby, ‘The Mutterscream: Crepuscular Lush’, 2019, event poster image
3. Stu Herring, ‘Divine Nothingness’, 2019, exhibition poster image
4. Kathryn Hearn, Fenland Moon Jar, handbuilt flax paper porcelain with coloured porcelain, 32cm x 85cm (circumference).
5. Sussex Art Fairs (West) 2019, exhibition poster
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