SEA FAIR (Socially Engaged Art Fair)
Subverting the idea of the art fair, the wares at this event are not artworks for sale, but artists in search of peers for mutual support, discussion and the sharing of ideas. Sally Lemsford and Megan Dunford, who have convened this event, are offering each participant a ‘stall’ – or platform – from which they can ‘tell it how it is’. Featuring a provocation from Anna Best, performance from Lemsford and a series of parleys, it’s hoped that the fair will be the start of a local network to support artists based in west Dorset, east Devon and south Somerset. This is a chance for artists based in these areas to come along and share their suggestions for next steps.
Tuesday 16 October 2018, WI Hall, North Street, Bridport DT6 3JH.

In 2016 Andrea Coltman initiated the artist-led Canary Wharf New District residency (CWND), which sees a group of artists in residence in the Canary Wharf estate, surrounded by the financial district and housed within the Wood Wharf construction site. This exhibition brings together works by the artists who were resident at the site during the summer of 2017. Their responses range from a critical look at the psychogeographic context of the site, reactions to the periphery of the location, along with more abstract and formalist engagement with the architecture and design of the area.
17-28 October 2018, no format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, London SE8 5JB.

David Garner and Tom Pitt
A joint exhibition from two artists with distinct approaches to their shared interests in abandoned places and discarded objects. David Garner’s installations and assemblages make use of found or unwanted objects, while Tom Pitt’s paintings are an exploration of the materiality of painting, drawing on a sense of decay.
Until 9 November 2018, BayArt, 54b/c Bute Street, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AF.

It’s My World:  Project Symposium –  children grow through art & nature
A half-day symposium from the Sidney Nolan Trust that brings together educators, artists and arts, community and health organisations to discuss the importance and value of arts and nature on children from inner city and marginalised communities. The symposium centres on the introduction of a new piece of research with children and families from inner city Birmingham ‘that demonstrates the benefits of immersive and inclusive creative experiences delivered in a natural environment’.
Friday 19 October 2018, Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne LD8 2LL.

Resident Artists Exhibition
The 16 artists at the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby open their studios to the public for the centre’s annual show. The artists – including Warren Shaw, Martin Baldock and Sharon Read – work in a range of media that includes painting, drawing, video, printmaking, installation, sound art, ceramics, and sculpture.
Until 10 November 2018, Rooftop Arts Centre, Chisholm House, 9 Queens Square, Corby NN17 1PD.

All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members

1. SEA FAIR (Socially Engaged Art Fair)
2. Andrea Coltman, Diaspora v, acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 40 x 4cm, 2018
3. David Garner and Tom Pitt exhibition at BayArt, (left) David Garner, 120/80 (detail), 2017, Three volumes of Marx Capital are placed on a vintage medical trolley. They have been examined by a sphygmomanometer. 120/80 is an indicator of good health. Photo: David Garner. (right) Tom Pitt, Sea wall Aberthaw (detail), 2018. Photo: Tom Pitt. Courtesy: BayArt
4. Photo:Kate Green Photography
5. Warren Shaw, Mass I (Gradient I), Noise Graph Series.

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