Memory of Clothes, Worthing Museum and Gallery, Worthing
This exhibition of sculptural work also features a series of podcasts documenting research by artist Helen Barff and writer Suzanne Joinson. Barff and Joinson shared items from Worthing Museum’s extensive clothing collection with the residents at the local Guildcare care home, with the resulting sculpture inspired by their conversations. In addition, podcasts were developed covering a range of topics, including a discussion with Professor Catherine Loveday about memory and what it means to us, plus a conversation with poets Hannah Brockbank and Emma-Jane Hughes about key items of clothing that have been passed down from grandmothers to mothers and daughters in their family.
Until 8 June 2019. www.worthingmuseum.co.uk
They Had 4 Years 2019, Generator, Dundee
A group exhibition featuring newly-commissioned work by recent graduates from art schools across Scotland, including six emerging artists from The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), and Edinburgh College of Art. Highlights include DJCAD graduate FK McLoone’s work which explores how the design of spaces influences its functions and the psychology of those who inhabit it. Meanwhile, GSA graduate Rachel Woodside addresses themes of disability, performativity, and catharsis in relation to the ‘disabled gaze’. Her work for the exhibition features an interactive kinetic installation that explores these aesthetics and dynamics in relation to the human body.
Until 9 June 2019. www.generatorprojects.co.uk
New Doggerland, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London
New Doggerland is a multi-disciplinary artists’ project that imagines a future where there is a physical and cultural re-connection between Britain and the European mainland. The word ‘Doggerland’ is the name given to the ancient landmass, now submerged, that once connected Britain to Northern Europe, with the artists exhibiting here asking the question: ‘What if a new land mass rises up and we become physically part of the mainland again?’ Featuring textiles, sculpture, ceramics and installation by artists including: Frances Burden, Deborah Gardner, Jane Millar and Sarah Sparkes.
Until 9 June www.lumenstudios.co.uk
Luchita Hurtado, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
This exhibition is the first UK solo exhibition of works by 98-year-old Venezuela-born painter Luchita Hurtado. Tracing her expansive, 80-year career is no mean feat, but this show covers not only her painting but also her life as a poet, an ecologist, a feminist and an activist. The totemic emblem of a dancing figure has appeared regularly in her work, including a new series of paintings created in the last 12 months, presented here for the first time.
Until 20 October 2019. www.serpentinegalleries.org
Martin Boyce, An Inn For Phantoms of the Outside and In, Mount Stuart, Bute
This sculptural installation in the wooded grounds of Mount Stuart, a 19th century neo-gothic mansion on the Isle of Bute, sees the Turner Prize-winning Glasgow artist combining local historical references with his interest in modernist forms and disused or abandoned spaces. With chain-link fencing, galvanised steel and timber, Boyce has created a ghostly tennis court-sized space overlooked by perforated steel ‘lanterns’. Inside the house, a small exhibition of 25 darkly atmospheric photographs draw from the artist’s ongoing library of images and provide an insight into his research process.
Until 3 November 2019. www.mountstuart.com
1. Helen Barff, Marion, 2019, cyanotype on fabric, 102 x 76 cm. One from series of four
2. FK McLoone, ‘They Had 4 Years 2019’, Generator, Dundee
3. Deborah Gardner, Comet Tree, 2019
4. Luchita Hurtado, I Live I Die I will Be Reborn. © 2019 Luchita Hurtado Photo: Hugo Glendinning
5. Martin Boyce, ‘An Inn For Phantoms Of The Outside And In’, 2019, Mount Stuart, Bute. Photo: Keith Hunter
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