A new body of work by London-based artist and lecturer Elaine Wilson. The exhibition presents Wilson’s Eye-to-Claw-to Beak series; ceramic and steel ‘omniscient watchtowers’ inspired by cultures around the globe. The sculptures feature strategically placed viewing slots, enabling 360 degree surveillance. These symbolic totems of control radiate a sinister desire for observation, refracting a network of gazes to redress power relations associated with oppressors of women.
Until 2 December 2018, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Rd, London, SE1 3BH.
A screening of work by early-career film and video artists from the UK, in a programme coordinated by videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network, and selected by artists shortlisted for the 2017 Film London Jarman Award. Artists in the programme are: Kamile Ofoeme, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Gery Georgieva, Jala Wahid, Tim Bowditch, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau & Sybella Perry, Imran Perretta, and Rob Crosse. Read our Q&A with Imran Perretta here.
Thursday 22 November 2018, Vivid Projects, Unit 16, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS.
Graham’s Heads ceramic sculpture
Lancashire-based artist and teacher Graham Hough produces his ‘Character Heads’ from his own imagination in order to create varied manifestations and monsters. Working in porcelain body paper clay, “a much more amenable material” than the glazed terracotta of previous works, the exhibition includes work from a series of busts titled ‘Smilers’, as well as ‘Great War’ characters developed from visits to the Somme battlefields of northern France.
Until 24 November 2018, The Mix, Platform Gallery, Station Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JT.
Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs present a collaborative sculptural installation that interrogates restricted borders and political controls with regard to migration, isolationism and geographical tensions in the UK, Europe, and America. Personal and political dimensions of art-making and authorship become a lens to consider wider social concerns and questions that address dynamics of power, autonomy and control. Davis and Hibbs also exhibit individual works.
Until 24 November 2018, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LQ.
A group exhibition by artists exploring themes such as shamanism, divination, witchcraft and Victorian spiritualism. The second in a series of shows produced by Caraboo Projects, it features work in a range of media including painting, drawing and sculpture, some of which is site specific. Artists Laura Bygrave, Alex Crocker, Jacqui Hallum, Karolina Ptaszkowska, Ross Taylor and Lucy Stein also present personal possessions in the form of objects.
Until 16 December 2018, Caraboo Projects, The Printworks, Unit 2, Stafford Street, Bristol, BS3 4DA.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Elaine Wilson, Eye-to-Claw-to Beak, ceramic sculpture
2. Gery Georgieva, The Blushing Valley, 2017, digital video and assemblage
3. Graham Hough, SILAS, glazed terracotta
4. Rosalind Davis & Justin Hibbs, Border Controls, 2018, sculptural installation
5. Caraboo Projects, ‘Sightings’, 2018, exhibition poster image