A two-person show by Liverpool-based artist Josie Jenkins and Hull-based artist Chrissy Collinson. The artists ‘meet halfway along the M62 trans-pennine route’, exhibiting work in Halifax that explores how human activity has impacted on landscape. Jenkins and Collinson take on the subject of a ‘junk empire’ by utilising the image of a shipping container – ‘a box for moving objects and stuff’, as well as a motif for pictorial undertakings exploring scale and detail.
6 July – 1 September 2019, The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, HX3 5AX. www.a-n.co.uk/events/sites-refigured-chrissy-collinson-and-josie-jenkins
An event by Adrian Newton, Ambrose Seddon and David Rogers from electricbackroom, exploring the impact of environmental change on ecosystems in Dorset. Through multi-speaker array sound installation and a wireless headphone live concert, the artists look at possibilities of non-linear changes – or ‘tipping points’ – driven by feedback and chaos within new technologies.
Saturday 6 July 2019, from 1pm, Literary & Scientific Institute, 51 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3JX. www.a-n.co.uk/events/tipping-point-2
A group exhibition curated by Hannah Conroy and Linda Persson, featuring over 20 commissions by artists from the UK, Sweden and Australia. Alongside a series of events, the show creates a site of experimentation for curatorial and practice–based research on ‘care, female knowledge, slow practices, belief systems, healing and sharing’. Exhibiting artists include Ludovica Gioscia and James Stopforth, Candice Jacobs, Madalina Zaharia, Ross Taylor and Anna Von Hauswolff.
5-28 July 2019, Thames Side Gallery, Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-immeasurable
Outside In(Side) Out
An exhibition of new abstract oil paintings by Stroud-based artist Jon Hastings. Inspired by ‘responses to particular places’, Hastings embarked on a series of on-site, blind charcoal drawings that translate sensory and emotional responses into gestural marks. These drawings have served as a starting point for abstract and layered painted works. By investing gesture and texture, the artist looks to ‘do justice’ to the original experience of place.
Until 7 July 2019, Lansdown Gallery, Lansdown Hall, Lansdown, Stroud, GL5 1HS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/outside-inside-out-contemplations-of-place-in-paint
Until you became me
A site-specific exhibition by Karen Le Roy Harris and Miriam Sedacca exploring ‘how water connects us to each other and our environments’. The artists present an immersive space with sculpture, installation, film and performance. As a response to the ‘unique and atmospheric’ House Mill – the world’s largest surviving tidal mill – Harris and Sedacca invite visitors to consider themselves as bodies of water ‘constantly in flux and intimately connected with others and with their surroundings’.
5-21 July 2019, House Mill, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London, E3 3DU. www.a-n.co.uk/events/until-you-became-me-2
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Chrissy Collinson, No to green field destruction, oil on ampersand board, 26cm x 30cm
2. ‘The Immeasurable’, 2019, exhibition invite
3. Jon Hastings, Boats No More, oil on canvas
4. Karen Le Roy Harris and Miriam Sedacca, ‘until you become me’, 2019, exhibition image
5. electricbackroom and University of Bournemouth, ‘Tipping Point’, 2019, event invite
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