Words of Washerwomen
Artist Penny Anderson has invented a series of testimonies that might have been used by washerwomen of the past, should their words have survived today. Sewn into white muslin, the phrases depict historic moments, from public executions to suffragette protests, in the form of delicate embroidered banners that will hang from the historic laundry poles on Glasgow Green – a park where numerous momentus events in Glasgow’s history have taken place. Anderson has also gathered a number of real testimonies and these also adorn the white sheets.
22-29 August 2016, 12-5pm, Laundry Poles, Glasgow Green, Glasgow.
‘StudionAme’ Open Studios
Leicester’s newest studio group opens its doors with an Open Studios event. Participating artists and designers include Jonjo Elliott, Lucie Mayne, Marcus Dove, Beccy Benedict, Steven Allbutt, Mark Boot and Leila Galloway.
20-23 August 2016, StudionAme, 2 Brougham Street, Leicester.
This international exhibition showcases the work of 91 artists working in printmaking, with a total of 113 artworks. Selected from open submission by Printmaking Today editor Nancy Campbell, Pace Prints New York director Rachel Gladfelter, Victoria & Albert Museum senior curator Gill Saunders and Royal College of Art professor Jo Stockham.
25 August – 30 October 2016, neo:gallery23, The Market Place, Bolton.
Coding Camo Performance
What might camouflage look like in the age of big data? This is one of the impulses behind the Office for Art, Design and Technology‘s latest project in its #CamouflageSeason – a live collaborative performance using coding. The performance is the outcome of an intensive four-day workshop where a group of artists learn to write creative computer code, in collaboration with digital artists who are already working in processing, pure data and Livecodelab.
27-28 August 2016, Heartbreak Productions, Spencer Yard, Spencer Street, Leamington Spa, Birmingham.
En-Lighten: Taxus Baccata is a large-scale steel and dichroic glass sculpture that explores changing patterns of light and the impact this has on the viewer. Suspended from an ancient yew tree in Cheeseburn Sculpture Park, this is the first of many light works that will appear over time. The installation is the first of a number that artist Laura Johnston is developing through a 12-month working process with architects JDDK and biomedical scientists at Durham University, exploring the research question: ‘Can light make you feel better?’
27-29 August 2016, Cheeseburn Sculpture Park, Northumberland.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Penny Anderson, Words of Washerwomen
2. Jonjo Ellitt, from Le2 series
3. Coding Camo flyer
4. Laura Johnston, En-Lighten: Taxus Baccata