Hayley Newman: Tongue-tied, Matt’s Gallery, London
Known for making performances, interventions, music and texts, Guildford-born artist Hayley Newman works across a range of media, including photography, video, textiles and sound. She has previously exhibited work in unusual places, such as on trains, nightclubs, shops, and marches as well as concert halls, and in 2011 was the self-appointed artist-in-residence in the City of London. Her latest show features a series of watercolour paintings of tongues which trace personal responses to the current climate of uncertainty and turbulence.
Until 25 November 2019 www.mattsgallery.org
Environments, Kings Place, London
This exhibition, organised by the charity Outside In, features work by artists who face barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. A wide variety of work is on show, ranging from digital print, photography, embroidery, assemblage and clay sculpture to work created with pen, pencil, chalk, oil paint, watercolour and charcoal. Themes addressed include the impact of climate change locally and globally, plus ideas about what future environments might look like. Artists Grayson Perry and Cathie Pilkington, and Piano Nobile gallery director Robert Travers, will announce three prizes from the selected artworks at a special event on Friday 8 November.
Until 1 January 2020 www.outsidein.org.uk
Only nothing, Rhubaba, Edinburgh
This group exhibition explores ‘political struggles, moments and objects of self-realisations found in and against the art world’. It includes new work by Glasgow-based ceramicist Dawn Youll, video works from Johanna Billing and Natasha A. Kelly, sculpture by Jennifer Bailey, and works by Tanja Ostojić. Also on show are various publications and a new podcast from Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards, aka Manual Labours. There will also be film screenings by London Women’s Film Group and a newly commissioned contribution to Rhubaba’s resource reader from writers Angela Dimitrakaki and Laura Guy.
Until 8 December 2019 www.rhubaba.org
Martin Parr: Think of Scotland and Aberdeen at Leisure, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
This week sees the reopening of Aberdeen Art Gallery after a £34.6m redevelopment which has seen the site’s number of galleries increase from 11 to 19, with a further three galleries presenting a programme of regularly changing special exhibitions. Marking the relaunch is a pair of shows by photographer Martin Parr, who has spent the last 25 years taking pictures of Scotland. Exploring the country’s leisure, landscape, food and community is ‘Think of Scotland’, whilst ‘Aberdeen at Leisure’, features a new series of portraits of the city commissioned by Aberdeen Art Gallery to celebrate its landmark redevelopment.
Until 23 February 2020 www.aagm.co.uk
We Live in the Remains of the Gods, Anima Mundi, St Ives
London-based artist Henry Hussey creates textiles using a collage technique of embroidery, appliqué, digital printing, and silk-screening. Drawing inspiration from historical union banners akin to those used during the British miners’ strikes, he uses quasi-mythological symbols, or embroidered lines of text, to explore both personal, national and universal identity. This show includes a range of monotypes on paper, plus digital video and various black glass works.
Until 7 December 2019 www.animamundigallery.com
1. Hayley Newman, Flap Clappers, 2019, watercolour on paper, 14.8 x 21 cm, detail. Courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London
2. John57, No sense of direction. Courtesy: the artist
3. Johanna Billing, In Purple, HD 12’00”, Film still, 2019
4. Martin Parr, Aberdeen Football Club, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
5. Henry Hussey, Bleed Me Dry, digitally printed linen and canvas, dyed hessian, dyed yarn, bleached velvet, screen-print, embroidery, 260 x 130cm