ERRATA (Extreme Remote Rural Artist Travel Agency)
Shetland-based artist-led initiative Gaada unveil new peer initiative ERRATA (Extreme Remote Rural Artist Travel Agency) as part of the 2019 Art Licks Weekend in London. ERRATA critically explores the barriers and benefits of contemporary art practice in extreme, remote, rural contexts. Through a series of intimate provocations, Gaada offers corrections to romantic, often unrealistic notions of artists working in rural places and presents some of the collaborative relationships which have been developed since establishing 14 months ago.
Until 20 October 2019. Creekside Artists Project Space, 8-12 Creekside, Creative Road, Deptford, London, SE8 3DX. www.a-n.co.uk/events/errata-extreme-remote-rural-artist-travel-agency/
Uncertain Ruins is a site-responsive collaboration by artist Julie F Hill and Gauld Architecture that draws on the social, material and historical context of the Swiss Cottage Library in London. Hill’s monumental sculptures, video and photographic works have been made using a mix of artificial intelligence algorithms trained on astronomical datasets and related holdings from Swiss Cottage Library to consider the library’s potential as a container for all knowledge. Scaffolding structures produced in collaboration with Gauld Architecture reference the software architectures used in the construction of the artworks which increasingly produce, organise and distribute knowledge.
17 October 2019 – 10 January 2020. Swiss Cottage Gallery (within Swiss Cottage Library), 88 Avenue Road, London, NW3 3HA. www.a-n.co.uk/events/passengers-offsite-2-uncertain-ruins-julie-f-hill-gauld-architecture/
Women: a Cartography
In this exhibition at Arts Centre Washington artists Rachel Cochrane and Maggie Hickman Smith present their creative responses to the microscopic cellular pathology from their hysterectomy and mastectomy operations. Their collaboration reveals the essential but largely unseen components of disease and maps their personal physical and emotional journeys. Works presented include drawings, print and stitch, collage, assemblage, text, digital photography and film.
Until 26 October 2019. Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Washington NE38 8AB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/women-a-cartography/
Lithuanian Days in Scotland 2019
Lithuanian Days in Scotland is a series of events that celebrate the cultural connections between Lithuania and Scotland, with the aim of strengthening links between communities and increasing dialogue, cooperation and exchange. The programme includes concerts, talks, films and discussions, as well as a parallel programme of contemporary art exhibitions. Highlights include screenings of documentary cinema from the Lithuanian film archives, and a talk at Collective Gallery by curator Adomas Narkevičius focussing on specific moments of 20th century Lithuanian art. This will highlight the tension between the complex history of Lithuania, where desire was repressed on societal and personal levels, and the prevalence of sensual art making practices.
22-25 October 2019, Various venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh. www.a-n.co.uk/events/lithuania-days-in-scotland-2019/
1. Gaada, ERRATA
2. Uncertain Ruins
3. Fallopian Tube
4. Lithuanian Days in Scotland