A series of four interactive installations by ActionSpace artists Linda Bell, Pardip Kapil, Nnena Kalu and Mark Lawrence, at Tate Exchange. The group will build an interconnecting ‘mega tubing structure’ through the duration of the two-day event to connect each installation ‘aurally as well as physically’, providing a carrier for sound interventions by artist Richard Phoenix. Visitors are invited to become ‘creative neighbours’ and join in with making sculpture, film and performance.
2-3 July 2019, Tate Exchange, Level 5, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG. www.a-n.co.uk/events/actionspace-presents-tube-lines-at-tate-exchange
Lymm Xrossed 8 artist show: Surreal Art
A group show responding to ‘the surreal’ with photo collage, painting, photography, 3D printed sculptures and glass, as well as illustration and graffiti. Artists include designer Richard Cowley, photographer Peter Aitchison, painter Danny Cawley and glass artist Helen Davies. The exhibition is part of Cheshire’s Lymm Festival, which ‘celebrates the visual and performance arts’ by encouraging involvement with the natural environment.
28–30 June 2019, MH Design Studios, 139 Higher Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0BU. www.a-n.co.uk/events/lymm-xrossed-8-artist-show-surreal-art
All Work and All Play
A group exhibition including new sculptural commissions focusing on the theme of play. Twenty seven artists exhibit work alongside a programme of activities including Playing With Food, a workshop led by Rosie Dowd-Smyth on the subject of ‘transforming everyday consumables into sculptural creations’. Designed as a ‘fully immersive experience’, the show generates new narratives around possibilities of sculpture.
28 June – 20 July 2019, Air Gallery, The Warehouse, 30 Grosvenor Road, Altrincham, WA14 1LD. www.a-n.co.uk/events/all-work-and-all-play-2
Line & Form
An exhibition of work by sculptors Dilys Jackson, Valerie Coffin Price, Gwyneth Price and Sue Roberts. Using the repetition of line over flat or rounded surfaces to create form, the artists explore the natural world using carving techniques, casting and installation. The artists cement their shared approach in realising sculptural form by referencing the words of Barbara Hepworth: “Sculpture is, in the 20th century, a wide field of experience, with many facets of symbol and material and individual calligraphy.”
29 June – 20 July 2019, Oriel Canfas, 44a Glamorgan Street, Cardiff, CF5 1QS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/line-form
An exhibition curated by Franco-British duo Théodora Lécrinier and Hannah Turner Wallis (Dyad Creative) for this year’s Cley Contemporary Art Exhibition in North Norfolk. The curators have been working with selected artists since January 2019, matching ideas around the theme of ‘borderlines’ with locations in the village of Cley-next-the-Sea. An annual fixture since 2000, Cley Contemporary Art Exhibition is organised by North Norfolk Exhibition Project.
4 July – 4 August 2019, St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR25 7TT. www.a-n.co.uk/events/cley-19
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. ActionSpace, ‘Tube Lines’, 2019
2. ‘All Work and All Play’, 2019, exhibition poster
3. Valerie Coffin Price, ‘All Rivers Flow to the Sea’, 2015-2019
4. Jemma Watts, Towers, ceramics
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Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2019: winning work praised for its “new sculptural vision”
Art Night 2019: “A love letter to Walthamstow”