Finding The Fallen – A Pilgrims Journey Of Remembrance
Marking the reopening of Leicester Museum And Art Gallery, this powerful exhibition by a-n member Loz Atkinson tells the story of her Great Grandfather Arthur Pinder, recounting his death in WW2 and her recent journey up the Monte Zatta mountain in Northern Italy. Accompanied on the trip by Italian Aeronautical Archeologist Francesco Sabini and Photographer Zoe Childerley, Atkinson explored the crash site of Pinder’s Halifax MkII JP237 Bomber, where he and the entire crew perished on 24th June 1944. Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2, the exhibition explores the universal need to connect with our personal heritage. Artworks on show include recovered WW2 Halifax aircraft parts such as a Bristol Hercules engine reworked into sculpture. Also on display are artworks created directly into the landscape of the mountain and wreckage collected from the crash site.
Until 15 November 2020, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester www.a-n.co.uk/events/finding-the-fallen-a-pilgrims-journey-of-remembrance/
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Trace >⠀ ‘Trace’ explores the complex relationship between absence and presence and how difficult it is to separate the two. Using the artists own body as the medium to express personal experiences of decay and absence by leaving traces of the human body through powders on my skin. ‘Trace’ analyses what has been left behind yet at the same time shows what is quite clearly present. > #breathwork by @coblefinearts > #Breathworks #trace #personalexperience #story #powder #photography #portrait #body #skin #TellYourStory #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #emotionalwellbeing #ShareYourBreath #digitalart #participatoryart #takepart⠀
Modern Art Oxford presents ‘Breathworks’, a new digital art project responding to personal and collective relationships with breathing. Led by artist, atmospheric researcher and digital designer Lucy Sabin, the project presents responsive public storytelling that explores the overlooked importance of our breath in relation to physical, mental and digital wellbeing. Featuring wide-ranging creative contributions from the public, as well as artists and researchers, ‘Breathworks’ presents a collective body of ‘breath works’ on Modern Art Oxford’s website and Instagram.
Until 30 September 2020, Modern Art Oxford, website and Instagram www.modernartoxford.org.uk/event/breathworks-take-part/
For this show at Maidstone Museum, 100 pieces of heritage paper spanning over 100 years were given to 100 artists to create a piece of work. Each piece of paper represents a year, with artists asked to create a work in response to something that happened during that year. The exhibition explores the role of archives and heritage in artistic practice, and the role of the arts in understanding, opening up and informing archives and heritage. Organised by Kent based artist-led organisation Appletye, which as well as developing and managing arts and heritage projects, provides resources, training, and professional development for artists working with archives, heritage assets, and heritage sites.
Until 27 February 2021, Maidstone Museum www.craftscouncil.org.uk/whats-on/paper-trail
Sophie Cundale: The Near Room
This week South London Gallery has reopened with a new film by artist Sophie Cundale. A supernatural melodrama about loss that follows the journey of a professional boxer after a near-fatal knockout, it explores how the boxer’s disorientations become entangled with the story of a queen living with Cotard Delusion, a rare neurological condition inducing the belief in and sensation of death. The film’s title, The Near Room, is taken from the boxer Muhammad Ali’s description of a vivid, hallucinatory space he would enter when in the depths of a fight.
Until 13 September, South London Gallery www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/sophie-cundale-the-near-room/
Creative Links: maximising online sales
Part of the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Creative Links talks series taking place on Zoom, join James Amos, Director at Boodles, Toyin Laketu, former Department of International Trade adviser of Onwards and Up, and New York-based Charlene C Lam in-conversation as they discuss how to maximise sales online. The trend for purchases online has grown significantly since lockdown began, which inevitably has far reaching implications for independent jewellers and silversmiths. This event will explore how having a strong online retail offer has become all the more important, if not essential, for makers.
25 August, Zoom www.craftscouncil.org.uk/whats-on/creative-links-maximising-online-sales
a-n member Carolyn Corfield features in this online response to the British Museum touring exhibition ‘Pushing Paper’ – a display of contemporary drawing hosted by Durham University’s Oriental Museum which includes work by David Hockney and Grayson Perry which was unfortunately closed during lockdown. To draw attention to this event, Eleanor Matthews of Interface Arts sent members and other interested artists an image at random from the catalogue to elicit their response for an online exhibition as part of Durham’s digital ‘Summer in the City Festival’. A work by Roger Ackling, who used sunlight to make marks on wood, was the inspiration for Corfield’s Sunburn, which references the myth of Icarus.
Until 30 September 2020, Durham University’s Summer in the City Online Festival www.a-n.co.uk/events/carolyn-corfield-2/
1. Loz Atkinson, Reverence
2. Paper Trail
3. Sophie Cundale, The Near Room, 2020 (film still). Installation view at the South London Gallery. Photo: Andy Stagg. Courtesy the artist and FVU
4. Carolyn Corfield, Digitally manipulated image postcard-art response to work by Roger Ackling in ‘Pushing Paper’ exhibition