Archive: Reimagining the Borough Road Collection
An exhibition by Johanna Bolton presenting results of a commission to research the Borough Road Collection in London. During her residency Bolton spent time exploring the different ways archives can be mapped and understood, dissecting and reordering the visual and thematic links between paintings in the collection.
Until 3 November 2018, Borough Road Gallery, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 00A. www.a-n.co.uk/events/archive-reimagining-the-borough-road-collection
Aftermath: animations exploring war, conflict and loss
A programme of short animations looking at themes of conflict and loss, marking the centenary of the end of the first world war. The programme is inspired by Elizabeth Hobbs’s 2018 short film-animation I’m OK, about the expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka and his experiences as a soldier during the war. Artists featured in the programme include: Vera Neubauer, Max Hattler, Emma Calder, Filipe Abranches, Tess Martin, and Paul Wenninger. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Hobbs, as well as filmmakers Layla Atkinson and John Harmer, chaired by Abigail Addison from Animate Projects.
Saturday 3 November 2018, Centrala, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT. www.a-n.co.uk/events/aftermath-animations-exploring-war-conflict-and-loss-2
An exhibition of work by Naomi Hart, made during her year as Leverhulme Trust artist in residence with ice scientists in University of Sheffield’s geography department. The exhibition and research was made possible with an a-n Travel Bursary 2017, which Hart used to spend one month with the scientists in Svalbard in the High Arctic. She then went on to spend ten months in Sheffield, creating a new body of work about the links between the city and Svalbard, carbon, ice, science and the process of scientific research.
Until 9 January 2019, Dartington Space Gallery, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL. www.a-n.co.uk/events/ice-report-2
Every Picture Tells a Story
Artist Mel Davies and jewellery maker Emma White present a new body of work in the form of a collaboration, drawing out ways of storytelling from two vastly different mediums. The show is described as a ‘wonderful marriage’ of Davies’s large and bold paintings that burst with ‘colourful decadence’, next to White’s bespoke handmade jewellery in silver and gold. Jewellery makers Evie Milo, Charlotte Whitmore and Helena Russell also exhibit their work.
Until 6 January 2019, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley Village, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/every-picture-tells-a-story
The irresistible rituals of dust
This exhibition summarises Sylwia Narbutt’s recent trip to the Caucasus region located at the border of eastern Europe and western Asia. Made possible with funding from an a-n Artists Bursary 2018, the Polish artist used photography and note-taking to create new body of work consisting of painting and video, in response to visits to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan where she engaged with local artists and the landscape.
13-18 November 2018, no format gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, London, SE8 5JB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-irresistible-rituals-of-dust
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Johanna Bolton, soft sculptures
2. Orly Yadin & Sylvie Bringas, Silence, 1998, still from short-film/animation
3. Naomi Hart, ‘ice report’, 2017/18
4. Mel Davies, First Frost. Big Red, 2018, oil on board
5. Sylwia Narbutt, The irresistible rituals of dust, 2018, exhibition poster