Portraits and cityscapes by the Egyptian figurative painter Omar El Fayoumi.
Reviews - a-n The Artists Information Company
Efi Haliori presented her latest photographic project‘ Transformations’ at CAN Gallery, in Athens.
‘Hearth and Heat’ 22 – 26 July 2015, Florence Trust, St Saviours’, London, GB
From June 1st 2019 Nick Grellier made one small drawing every day for an intense and perplexing year.
General Practice [gP] is an artist-led, experimental project space in Lincoln. Driven by collaborative activity it seeks to promote exchange with wider artist-led initiatives, stimulate critical discourse and through its programme of exhibitions, events and workshops sustain an engaged visual […]
Solo Show of paintings depicting urban Sheffield
Yasmine Rix reviews the podcast that investigates what artists do and why.
A review of Townley and Bradby’s ‘How to Play with MK: one family’s story of outdoor games in the city’.
Newlon Housing Trust commissioned Artist Micha Eden Erdész in 2011 to create ‘So Near Far’ at their London flagship site Ashburton Triangle, on the periphery of a major London sports venue in Holloway. ‘New_Lon / So Near Far’ was devised […]
Solo interactive show during lockdown
At MOCA London’s lockdown event ‘Focus Zoom’, Quilla Constance introduced her video ‘Pukijam’ (2015) as an articulation of the constant activation between her black and white heritage; how her biracial subject position might enable more liberating modes of being.
21st November 2020 – 9th January 2021
Solo painting show. (re-scheduled due to Covid 19)
Online performance piece using Zoom. Part of an the Unshut Festival of performance art.
‘The Liminal Phase’ co-curated by Micha Eden Erdész and Rebecca Jewell Supported by Stadium Capital Holdings, Arsenal Regeneration Team, Florence Trust, Royal College of Art, Institute of Ideas, The Big Draw, Targetti, Howden, ADI Solutions & Audiovisual, Ham and High, […]
Postponed solo show due to Covid 19
An exhibition of seven London based painters curated by John Wyatt-Clarke & Michael Coppelov.
Featuring: Gina Birch, John Wyatt-Clarke, Michael Coppelov, Tom Farthing, Charles Inge,TD MacGregor, Eigil Nordstrøm.
A multiply layered and wide ranging exhibition.
I went out to see if the coronavirus experience had motivated any of east London’s street artists to respond to our current situation.
Solo show of major new commissioned works
Often polemical, the book is illustrated by a short photo-fable of black and white photographs by Aldobranti.
‘I search always for this stillness, which penetrates our fullest activity and even our sleep’ [Jim Ede] The absence of a visible kitchen at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge is a startling omission in a house which is otherwise convincingly domestic: […]
An exhibition of 13 abstract, non-objective, geometric and reductive artists.
Exploring ideas of materiality and absence through a combination of sculpture, drawing and text.
The debut solo show of artist Dan Southward, a multidisciplinary creative currently based in Stoke-on-Trent. His practice sits somewhere between the worlds of fine art, graffiti, photography and installation.
Paintings, print and drawings
‘Coexistence’ is a call for ‘empathy and solidarity that transcends species’ and features works that reflect on issues of humans’ relationship with nature and critique an anthropocentric worldview.
A group show inspired by the museum’s seaweed collection, illuminating one of the hidden roles of women in scientific research.
Some fresh tasty vegetables [talent], a dash of hot sauce [ideas], knob of butter [agency], a glug of ageing wine [experience], a crumble of stock [collaboration]? Then there is the cooking … time, space and don’t get me started on […]
A review of Shore by Emily Scarrott
An exhibition of paintings and stone lithographs
A review of Exxxtteeenssioon by Emily Roderick & Emily Warner
Curated by Alex Billingham for Vivid Live, 2nd August 2019
A review of a year-long process of research, development and performance
‘New Magical Realism’ curated by Micha Eden Erdész Supported by UCC and City of Munich 7 – 30 September 2019, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, GB Colchester in Essex in 2019 is a ‘city’ uncomfortable with the rebellious history of Boudicca […]
An exhibition exploring themes of colour, painting and abstraction:
Featuring: Louisa Chambers, Terry Shave, Sheila Ravnkilde, Ryan Heath, Carole Hawthorne, Rob Hart and Lois Gardner Sabet.
A conversation about the exhibition with Nicole Mollett and the artists Sew N Sew, Mary Hearne and Jakub Rokita.
Review of a solo exhibition by Louise Blakeway, a studio holder at General Office Gallery/Studios in Stourbridge
‘‘Genea!’, says Marauder’ a show by Richard Taylor that included video, sound, 35mm slide projection, sculpture, photography and performance.
A programme of site-responsive artworks in the spaces of B-Wing, Shepton Prison
WORDS FROM AN EXHIBITION An open submission with no selection. 54 Artists submitted work. 43 women 8 men. Seventy one works are shown. Colour line drawing marking photographing sculpting etching drypoint collage steel ceramic oil paint acrylic stainless steel […]
Will Hughes solo show, work made on residency at Spike Island, Bristol, and funded by prize money from the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize, which they won in 2018.
The perfect blend between materials and concept
‘Cause and Effect’ an exhibition of recent work by Elena Thomas, including drawing, collage, word and music.
A critical review of Stryx Gallery’s SOUP Pt V: BLENDER residency
written by Emily Scarrott
A critical review of Stryx Gallery’s SOUP Pt V: BLENDER residency
General Office in Stourbridge recently held its first Open Exhibition #Unity. Celebrating the artistic skill of Dudley Borough artists.
‘The Immaculate Dream is an exhibition of fantastical landscapes and constructed spaces, dark fairy-tales and silent stage settings. Works by nineteen artists invite us to explore a looking glass world in which pasts are reimagined and futures projected […]
At 51 degrees north – the latitude of Hestercombe House and Gardens – the speed at which the surface of the earth is moving through space is 652mph. I know this because for his earthwork Earth Spin #2: Hestercombe, Simon […]
A series of brief, live events, presented over one day by Preston Street Union at different points Exeter’s historic city wall.
The third incarnation of PoArtry from its originator Rick Sanders in partnership with General Office Gallery in Stourbridge. #Collaborations between #artists and poets culminating in an #exhibition for two weeks with a Sunday afternoon #poets performing.
A review from last year of the Future Farmers Show at YBCA, San Francisco.
A diverse exhibition of work from a group of neurodiverse artists engaged in Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Objects, ideas and the self.
A review of Elysium Gallery prior to their new venue opening
Tommaso Ranfagni reviews Leontios Toumpouris’ solo exhibition titled ‘Of particular images’ at CCA, Glasgow.
A review: Women’s Study Day 3rd March 2019
Alex Hetherington’s review of Ally Wallace’s Giacomo residency and exhibition.
‘……..an exhibition that explores contemporary notions of the sublime: the human capacity
of feeling when presented with the vastness, obscurity and the terror of the unknown, subsumed into awe when seen from the safe distance of the viewer’s perspective’.
Lost you for a sec was exhibited at Phoenix Gallery, Leicester, in September 2018, it is a new collaboration by Paul Hughes (Nottingham, UK), Sam Pardes (New York, USA) and Eunji Sung (Seoul, South Korea).
Alan Rutherford visits a Belfast arts space for the first time, to find a solo shows that connects the artists practice and visual language to the area.
Work from a community project designed to increase public awareness of Kaleidoscope Gallery
Leon Robinson (University of Glasgow) writing on artist Ally Wallace’s work and the subject of his Glasgow International 2010 project, Modblocks.
Next in the series of The Language of Clay touring shows.
OSR Projects Weather Station 2018 – Elaine Fisher / Alexander Stevenson / Laura Hopes / Simon Lee Dicker –
Supported by Visual Art South West, Exeter based writer & artist Gabrielle Hoad received writing bursary to review the ‘Prospecting’ Artists Symposium in Somerset. Images by London based artist Léonie Hampton.
‘Border Controls’is an exhibition considered within the shadow of increasingly restricted borders and political controls with regard to migration and the increasing isolationism seen both here in the UK (with Brexit) as well as the wider geographical tensions […]
The art of iconic Georgian artist, Levan Lagidze whose exhibition ‘Bach Exercises’ runs from 19 November – 8 December 2018
A review of an “augmented soundwalk” experienced in Bristol city centre at 7pm on 27th October.
Prospecting: new directions and territories for artists’ practice
Symposium held on 1st November 2018.
A response to Anne-Mie Melis’ SLOW LANDSCAPE exhibition at ArcadeCardiff
American painter looks at his favourite artists. Never has writing about the great artists been so concise, so precise, and so insightful.
A short reaction to Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ on show at Tate Modern, London, 14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019.
Artists talk about their lives and careers in the art world
The first major show of Patrick Heron’s work for 20 years has toured from Tate St Ives to Turner Contemporary, where it’s joined by previously unseen work
The full review of the parallel shows, ‘Systems of Philosophy – Wall(paper)s of Mind’ (Annett) which look at the role of ‘paper’ in the contexts of international ‘soft power’ and encryption technology. Supported by Arts Council England.
The work tours to France in December.
A review of Alex Billingham’s Ashes To Ashes.
“Salons of the same quality as we witnessed on 20th April 2018 in Margate are the reason why these gatherings of restless creative minds generate so much energy and collective knowledge.”
Newspaper coverage of my art exhibition August/September 2018
Text-based art from the Golden Age of 1960s conceptual art comes to Cambridge
Taking the outdoor shoes off, dusting off the photo album, the ogling guests and that jarring Uncle – finding the familiar at the 10th Berlin Biennale.
A review of exhibition ‘An Undertaking’ at St Chad’s, Shrewsbury
Written by *Mélissa Evans
REVIEW BY CLAIRE HARPER
A course for anyone interested in pushing a predominantly 2D practice into 3D in order to observe the impact this has on your thinking / research
On some encounters with defamatory portraiture and miraculous microclimates.
Weeds in the cracks Manifesta12, Palermo, 2018 The planetary Garden is a concept planted in the world by the French philosopher and gardener Gilles Clement. It is this idea that took root with me during my visit to Maifesta12 in […]
Performative walk exploring the power of smell.
A review of Re-Imagine the City, a residency exhibition at Artcore, Derby. On display until 19th August 2018. Words by Lydia Grey, Images by Artcore.
Review of GSA 2018 MFA Degree Show, first published in Art Review Glasgow, Issue 3
In 2016 I attended a creative clinic led by curator and collaborator Annette Moloney. Within 10 minutes, Moloney was quoting Radiohead, and with good humour: You do it to yourself, you do… And that’s why it really hurts. […]
The tenth Berlin Biennale, titled ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, “…proposes a plan on how to face a collective madness; it offers a platform for collective dreaming and for action.”[i] In place of a direct curatorial theme or framework, curator […]
I applied to for a bursary to visit Manifesta 12 partly out of interests for its core themes of migration, and space/place as politically charged, especially as sites of repression, which I explored in my own work (Ghost House, Disciplinary […]
An account of ‘Sitting on a Man’s Head’ (2018), a collaboration between Okwui Okpokwasili, Peter Born and a number of Berlin-based artists at the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2018
During my visit to Manifesta preview I concentrated on looking into the work undertaken by the Manifesta education department. I often work on participatory projects with outreach, learning and education departments of museums, art organisations and galleries in the UK […]
Now in its 20th year, The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is at a cross roads as it once again enters into a dialogue with the city. Curated by Gabi Ngcobo, with a curatorial team made up of Nomaduma Rosa […]
M2AIR host four children’s art residencies as part of #MadeInFoxhill, a community arts programme attached to regeneration of the Foxhill area of Bath.
June and July 2018
Final Group Show July 13th – 14th
The 10th Berlin Biennial takes inspiration from the interchangeability of the numeral X with the letter X, taking as its starting point the ambiguity created through multiplicity. X signifying an unknown variable in mathematics or the unsolved case within […]
An experience of ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Rossanne Pellegrino was one of 10 a-n Artist members who attended the Berlin Biennale preview.
The current, high-profile, sexual predator cases are incidental to Sally Barker’s work but the resonances ring clear. Deliberately provocative and inevitable disquieting, Barker’s work challenges the viewer to consider the role assumed by some powerful men in a patriarchal society. […]
A revisited retrospective of Andrew Logan’s work in celebration of a decade since the re-launch of Ruthin Craft Centre
Is it possible to be political and still love flowers?
An interview with Alain du Pontavice ahead of his exhibition in London 19 June-1 July 2018
Threads have teamed up with six partners across East Kent to increase recognition of artist-led activity in the region. Threads have curated a nine month programme of residencies, salons and crits, involving forty eight selected Artists.
With two solo exhibitions taking place at AIR Gallery right now it has a significantly busy programming schedule. With a focus on emerging and early career artists AIR offers a much-needed resource for these artists in the North West.
Trevor H. Smith, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, reviews the GI group show ‘Second Nature’ and Glasgow-based artist Sarah Forrest’s short film, Again, it objects.
Simon Tait is the editor of Arts Industry magazine, a former arts correspondent for The Times, a critic for the London Magazine and a former president of the Critics’ Circle. Here he meets artist SaySay.Love at his exhibition ‘The Matrix of Water’.
Solo show curated by ‘Departure Lounge for ‘As You Change So Do I’
Cornelius Quabeck’s review of Ally Wallace’s residency & exhibition at the Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, 2017.
. ‘Document’ follows six East Midlands-based artists: Andrew Bracey; Geoff Diego Litherland; Jessica Harby; Kajal Nisha Patel; Tim Shore and Tracey Kershaw to capture their activities and experiences over three years.
Laura Davidson, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme, reviews two Glasgow International exhibitions that foreground the importance of marginalised histories in our current discussions about race, class and gender.
The 80-year-old Spanish artist Esther Ferrer presented two performances during this year’s Glasgow International. Artist and writer Jessica Ramm, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, was at The Pearce Institute in Govan for the MINIMAL/POOR/PRESENT event.
Rachel Magdeburg, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, reviews Glasgow-based artist Michelle Hannah’s multifaceted and dramatic installation at The Savings Bank, presented as part of Glasgow International 2018.
Kim Anno Exhibition Review
Helen Kincaid … delayed rays of a star …
26 April – 19 May 2018
KALEIDOSCOPE: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art looks at the radical changes that took place in British abstract art during the 1960s, with the use of industrial materials and vivid colour. It focuses especially on the growing cross-fertilization between […]
Why Marvin Gaye Chetwynd make me feel happy
While all the other writers chose to review the Edmund Clark exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Rachel Magdeburg decided to focus her 600-word piece on an exhibition of works by the 19th century convict artist Thomas Bock.
This is her review.
For her 600-word review following the writer development workshop at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, Jessica Ramm chose to write about Edmund Clark’s exhibition.
The Latin American House was full for the night. A mixture of Mexicans, Venezuelans, Colombians, Chileans, Argentinians, Britons and more filled the atmosphere with loud conversations heard in Spanish and English simultaneously. It was the first event of the Latinos […]
A critical review of SLOW COOKER PT IV
International, collaborative, and generative artists’ project
Somerset Art Works invited London based writer/curator Angela Kingston to review ‘In The Air’, a sound installation created by artist David Ward for Somerset Art Weeks 2017.
The new Camberwell Space inaugural exhibition A History of Drawing on the practice and teaching of drawing at the College for over 80 years.
A year long developmental project by artist Felicity Truscott supported by the National Lottery with a Grant for the Arts through Arts Council England.
A review of The New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Arte 2017.
‘Fire and Ice’, on show at the UK’s award-winning art space for art + environment, explores nature, light and power, raising questions about energy use, over-use and climate change.
To my right as I enter the exhibition is a large dark brown-coloured rectangular object fixed to the wall. My eye is drawn to white bow-tie shapes that float-hover-drift on a grey surface, offshore of a nasal-peninsula-chef’s head emerging from […]
Simon Lee Dicker works with and within nature, to produce work that unravels the stories we attach to place and time, and the emotional weight that we impart upon them. Dicker’s practice has spoken about a distance between humanity and […]
All is not as it first appears to be as Xu Zhen converts the shop at Sadie Coles Gallery into a functional Chinese supermarket.
Painting on Lace – The great power of lace inspired Fred Fabre’s exploration of the sensuality of iconic fashion accessories.
Novellist Penny Hancock reviews Victoria Rance: The Night Horse and The Holy Baboon Sculptures, Drawings, Photographs and Animations 2007-2017 at The Cello Factory 23-30 October 2017
Book Launch and Print Exhibition
30 October – 2 November 2017
Frieze London Art Fair, love it or hate it, energises the city in a way no other annual event achieves to do so. On a global scale, the movers and shakers descend into town for their annual pilgrimage. This year […]
2 August to 24 September, 2017
I first published this review as part of my blog https://loosespace.wordpress.com/
Emily Peasgood is one of the 2017 Folkestone Triennial commissioned artists. She’s created ‘Halfway to Heaven’, an acoustic piece drawing on both geological and cultural divides, neatly fitting this year’s theme ‘Double Edge’. Peasgood discusses her work with Jillian Knipe.
Perhaps I’m unusual as a visual artist but when I visit exhibitions I crave words; and usually I’m frustrated by their absence.
Marking 10 years since Northern Rock experienced a bank run, I dispensed an edition of 200 hand printed ‘bank notes’ from a free standing cash machine.
Review of Documenta 14. Funded by an a-n Bursary
Review of Documenta 14 Kassel, funded by a-n artist’s bursary.
A review of Münster Skulptur Projekte and documenta 14, Kassel, with a focus on five artists, through the lens of the parasitical use of other artist’s work within the contemporary artist’s work.
Visual Arts South West Go & See Bursary
It’s a July evening and a dozen of us are crowded into a small river boat on the Great Ouse moored on St Ives’ quayside. As the motor starts up and we begin to head upriver towards the Hemingfords, […]
A short tour and review of new and old commissions at the Münster: Skulptur Projekte 2017
Chris Ofili undertakes inaugral exhibition at Victoria Miro’s new space in Venice
Curated by Jo Welsh.
Tony Penrose, Kathleen Fox, Jane Hoodless, Jo Redpath, Jo Welsh, Katherine Reekie, Tim Riddihough and Jacob Welsh, Brian Catling RA, Mick Rooney RA, and Gus Cummins RA reveal the influence of Surrealism in their work.
A mix of local artists and RA members.
What is the point of a national pavilion? This is the question that sticks in my mind whenever I’m at the Venice Biennale. Most specifically in the Giardini, but to greater and lesser extents throughout all the 86 national participants […]
A-N funded bursary to attend
I spent 5 days at Documenta 14 supported by an A-N Bursary.
a-n Documenta14 bursary awardee Mat Do talks about his experiences of the Kassel portion of Documenta14
I spent 5 days at Documenta supported by an A-N bursary.
Artist and filmmaker Rosalind Fowler reviews a few fllms at Documenta Kassel
57th Venice Biennale from the perspective of Margherita Gramegna, founder of 51zero, international moving image and digital arts festival in Medway, Kent.
An expert panel spanning the worlds of cultural criticism, social media, neuroscience and photography discussed the impact of selfie culture at #Me My_Selfie and I: Self-Expression in the Digital Age, a symposium presented by Huawei that took place in front […]
Curated by Charley Peters, Signal to Noise subtly reveals a multitude of relationships between the artists, which oscillate on a spectrum between collusion and tenuous connections.
I spent two full days at this year’s Documenta as part of the AN bursary scheme. Amongst the grand set pieces in the main venues I found some of the “quieter” artworks in side rooms to be equally if not […]
Helidon Xhixha’s New Show Opens at Medici’s Family Boboli Garden in Florence Curated by the Director of the Uffizi Galleries
Punctuated3 is an exhibition by students from the University of Lincoln’s MA Fine Art programme – a kind of test run for their upcoming final show and a crucial opportunity to extend their professional practice within the confines of city’s […]
In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being’ – Christine Macel, curator of the 57th biennale at Venice. A claim of this year’s […]
A Review by Gabrielle Mollett
Tired of niche proposal writing? Another exhibition declined? Juneau Projects’ Makers of the Multiverse (13 May – 10 June 2017), commissioned by Spacex, Exeter, refreshingly offset this. An open call by collaborative artists Ben Sadler and Phil Duckworth requested multiples, […]
I arrived in Venice and my first destination by water boat, is the Giardini. Upon my arrival I take a moment to stand and look over the river, placing my hands on the stone wall running by the Giardini Gardens. […]
Observations of Munster Skulptur Projekte –
Michael Asher, Jeremy Deller & Koki Tanaka
Speaking with the artist of the Possible Becomings exhibition it is hard not to acknowledge her radiating enthusiasm. Chalmers expresses this enthusiasm as well as joy in the telling of the shows appeal to the youth of today, with a young […]
Philip Gurrey, Maisie Broadhead, Glenn Brown, Sasha Bowles, Paul Stephenson, Matthieu Leger, Annie Kevans, Antony Micallef, Jasleen Kaur, Samin Ahmadzadeh, Julie Cockburn, James E Smith and Jake Wood-Evans
Curated by Tristram Aver
The artist Alexander James disagrees. He has been producing underwater photographs of flowers and people for the last three decades, always wrapped up in Romanticism: the melancholia of everything being temporary and already gone; the exquisite beauty; the fated end; […]
Featuring moving image work by; Matthew Barney, Ana Mendieta, David Wojnarowicz, Ryan Trecartin, Marianna Simnett, Jacolby Satterwhite, Mandy Niewöhner, and Jake Moore.
Between the 7th July and 30th December 2017, 80 Contemporary British Paintings will go on display in 4 Chinese art museums for the very first time.
An exhibition featuring the jewellery of Romilly Saumarez Smith & the photography of Verdi Yahooda
“Queerness is not and can never be an identity. It is a current, or imperative. Moving through and between our bodies; it is an intersubjective process of becoming. We are more than our bodies. We are relations in time & space.” – B. Sebastian.
Group exhibition regarding a future/premonition beyond Trump.
Group review by Robin Woodward. Emma Starkey and Michael Bryan
Open exhibition East Midlands
Shocking and curious dance performance art. Warning : this review contains adult themes and a couple of spoilers.
Musings on art, music, audience and re-working the past
TESTING 1,2,1,2 The argument over Abstraction in art (especially painting) still drags on. In Elephant magazine, issue 29 (Winter 2016/17), the prestigious American painter Kerry James Marshall makes some interesting, if debateable, comments on “Abstract picture making” as little […]
The nine painters is an exhibition featuring multiple painters, including Sean Cummings, Mali Morris and Michael Simpson.
A review by Tim Barnes
Sarah Butterfield is one of the best representatives of the current revival of Contemporary Impressionism. Butterfield’s brushes encapsulates the way sunlight changes the patterns over the day by the second with the precision of a skilled surgeon. Her capacity to […]
An Exhibition by ACAVA Studios: Artist in Residence Nicola Winstanley
A major retrospective of sculptor Tony Cragg
Flotsam and Jetsam by Peter Symonds is a show of questioning. It asks us some fundamental questions about the nature of painting, the role of spatial depth and illusion, alongside the parameters of its production – stretcher, canvas, edge, […]
Review on current exhibition at Centrespace Gallery in Bristol. 4th – 15th February 2017.
40 women artists in a show inspired by textiles, but about much more
Exhibition featuring the work of Clare Rojas and a musical performance by the artist under the guise of Peggy Honeywell.
Time we reconsidered work by this artist, whose loose style captures real life
Selected and curated by Kenton Lowe and Tom Penney of Blackshed Gallery in Robertsbridge the Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum Open is an eclectic and inclusive show, mounted from of a` broad range of content, technique and materials. Julian Rowe’s prosaically […]
29 July to 6 August 2016 The Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod of Wales took place in Castle Meadows in Abergavenny featuring poetry, dance, song music, theatre, literature and art.
A Personal Reflection on the recent London Groups Open Presidents Prize Exhibition www.thelondongroup.com
A rich show curated by Simon Lee Dicker with artists Jo Ball, Andy Parker and Simon Whetham
Three adjacent shows on a shifting trajectory from representation to abstraction
If ‘Art is personality’ as Lin Yutang suggests in his book the Importance of Living then the work by Dick Whall hanging in the Rumbelow Gallery, Great Yarmouth is an example of a multi layered personality accessed easily from […]
An exhibition exploring the landscape from Yorkshire to Cornwall.
a festival of contemporary & performance art from the UK and beyond.
A fresh mix of artists of complimentary styles returns for the fifth showing in Monmouth from sculpture, to fresco, wood engraving (don’t miss the browsers!) to small, evocative landscapes and abstracted forms.
Drawings on the glass walls that enclose the theatre by G Sian titled Sanskriti Graffiti
London-based painter Matthew Krishanu received an a-n Critical Writing Bursary to review the John Moores Painting Prize show in Liverpool.
As the most recognised painting prize in the UK since its inception in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize acts as a review of contemporary painting, presenting a survey of dominant themes explored by the medium.
The biggest British survey of artist use of neon from the 1960’s to present day
Delicious Edge is the 2016 MA degree show for Teesside University. It is located in the Athena and Constantine buildings of Teesside University September 14- 25. For more information please contact: [email protected]
‘Striations, digging machines, blades – both depicted and the tools used to make the work – slashes, slices, gouges, and dissections, how could we not call this exhibition DiG?! Extract from Exhibition introductory statement, by Jane Boyer
‘The passing clouds of an Irish day infiltrate French night, establishing a link between two moments of time and place, illustrating the fragility of chance and the subjective nature of reality’
an exhibition of screenprints, digital films, and wall-based text works by artist Amelia Crouch.
Perpetuating Myths Once upon a time, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests, a black swan came to the town of Corby. The swan was nearly four metres high and looked out on to the boating lake in Thoroughsale Wood. The […]
A first glance response to several exhibitions visited in London
Hosted by Auxiliary (Run by Liam Slevin and Anna Byrne) Bring Your Own Beamer is a one night mad medley of sound and visuals. Situated in a house/semi-converted gallery/living space, featuring a host of local and international artists.
A group of artists respond to the theme ‘The Human Condition’. Garry Barker, Leeds College of Art and Design, writes a review.
Installation and drawings on enamel by Julia Griffiths Jones
July 8th, 2016 – July 31st, 2016
notes on Conversation Piece by Tom Hackett
The effect of the exhibition is to bring the immediate landscape into the mill and reinstate the importance of the landscape to the mill and the local industry.
When Alexandra Darbyshire first came to the UK from Canada four years ago she was making paintings that, whilst tending towards abstraction, never quite transcended their starting points in photographic images, sometimes of underwater scenes and, most strikingly, of military […]
Fine Art Degree Show 2016 at the Wolverhampton School of Art: ’35 Degrees of Impact’ review by Rebecca Collins
Jack Welsh interviews Hannah Leighton-Boyce in response to her recent exhibition ‘Instruments of Industry’ at Touchstones Rochdale
Bill Viola has a reputation as one of the pioneers of video art. Not only has he been making work since the 1970s, but he is one of the few who have managed to cross over into the mainstream imaginary, […]
A one-day event led by artists group Anchor & Magnet using creative workshops to discuss and debate heritage, regeneration and loss in the city, that took place on 23rd April 2016. Review written by Oliver Carter. Photographs by Katarzyna Perlak.
Review of Droppers, Andy Webster & Darren Ray’s exhibition at OSR Project Space in West Coker, Somerset. Written by Maddy Hearn as recipient of an OSR Projects Writing Bursary for creative practitioners.
Site specific installation by UK-based WESSIELING set in an impressive Grade II listed Dominican Priory church, in Newcastle upon Tyne.
‘The exhibition has evolved from Richard Forster’s research into an archive of found images of Levittown, the prototypical American suburban housing project 1947.’
note from exhibition pamphlet.
A gallery exhibition themed around Douglas Sirk’s 1959 film ‘Imitation of Life.’
The film Let’s Go Bowling by Steven Paige screened 5 to 14 April 2016 in the cinema at Plymouth Arts Centre, and launched the Gallery in the Cinema programme of artists’ moving image exhibition
Anna Noël’s voice is filling the room. A film of her being interviewed by the curator, Ceri Jones, plays on a loop from a small, wall-hung monitor in the corner of Ruthin Craft Centre’s (RCC) Gallery Two. Sharpening the sound, […]
EVA International 2016 is Ireland’s Biennial; this year it is curated by Koyo Kouoh.
As an artist and parent, I spend a lot of time thinking about how art can function to both engage both myself, as a 50’s something artist and my 7 year old daughter. As a show Doug Fishbone’s ‘Leisure land […]
To enter the space inhabited by Ben Rivers’ The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers – a joint commission by Artangel and The Whitworth – is to walk into a set of a set. The exhibition toys with ideas of narrative, […]
Installation by Jenny Hall
Photo by Keith Morris
A review of Sander Van Raemdonck’s residency at Berwick Visual Arts, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Major retrospective of Turner prize winning artist in Nottingham
The BA Hon final year students held an Art Auction on the 25th of February to raise funding for their degree show and raised a whopping £8000.
A new installation of a work by artist Deb Covell
War Damaged Musical Instruments. Susan Philipsz. Fourteen large speakers, strategically placed throughout the expanse of Tate Britain’s Duveen Gallery, emanate evocative sounds. Initially it is difficult to know where the cries are coming from. As you move towards one speaker, you […]
A review by Gabriel Mollett
An exhibition of contemporary drawings with a link to the uncanny
A retrospective of digital artist Pat Flynn’s computer generated images of sculptural objects and edited environments
A seminar exploring embedded approaches to place based contemporary art practices
A comparison of curation styles, between, The Van Gogh Museum and The Anne Frank House.
Ruth Pringle’s review of Ally Wallace’s solo exhibition at Art Gene.
I have been asked to contribute a short text to Natalie Sanders’ and Rebecca Glover’s collaborative research project on video sculpture. However, since I was unfortunately neither physically nor virtually present at any of the symposia, exhibitions or events, it […]
A visual art exhibition of work directly inspired by, or work considered appropriate to, Todd Haynes’ 1995 film Safe.
Artist Magnus Quaife dismantles French thinker and literary theorist Roland Barthes’ heartfelt imitations of painter Cy Twombly’s work.
After a still hectic post-Black Friday walk through the city centre I reached Saint Davids House and entered into the exhibition Sacred Danger Part II by Uliana Apatina as a part of her work for The Kim Fielding Award. This […]
Major art biennial exhibition
Hats off to Paula Boulton 10th August 2015. Paula Boulton wears a fetching pink hat. Those fortunate enough to work with her before and after this date will also know she has many hats in her creative wardrobe: musician; director; […]
“This is disgusting” – were the words of a middle-aged man as he fled the scene of Eddie Peake’s solo show Forever Loop at the Barbican Curve. Indeed, Eddie’s work is essentially synonymous with nudity nowadays, so I did expect […]
for one night only: a convention to celebrate shyness : part of the museums at night.
The first thing to note is that ‘The Tate’ in this instance is a shed in an Ilkley backyard. While it’s not just any shed – but in fact a seasonally open, non-commercial gallery slowly building a good reputation- it […]
It is a dreich November day, a day when the whole country is shrouded in mist, perhaps as the aftermath of Halloween or just the reality of autumn. I have the chance to escape and listen to Graham Fagen talking […]
Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot is the inaugural Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern.
A Performance Lecture by Theaster Gates, part of the Sanctum Programme by Situations Bristol
Review of new work by Simon Lee Dicker in response to a residency at the Twineworks in West Coker
27th October – 2nd November 2015
Slip off your shoes, submerge into a ball pit and watch a film of … well I am not entirely sure. Sometimes, art is just fucking weird, but at Jon Rafman’s solo show at Zabludowicz Collection, I caught a glimpse […]
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Solo exhibition 19 October – 14 November 2015
The display of Rachel Howard’s recent work at the Hastings branch of the Jerwood Gallery feels like a strangely divided affair, the paintings falling into two quite distinct groups. The more compelling set, smaller in scale, are mainly concerned with […]
This exhibition shows the work by commissioned artists who explored the local pigment ‘Bideford Black’ over the course of a year.
Six artists respond to a Victorian Garden.
The inaugural Plymouth Art Weekender took place in a range of venues and public locations throughout the ocean city between 25-27 September 2015. Pippa Koszerek considers projects from the Crafts Council, Karst, The Alamo Project, Plymouth Arts Centre and Royal William Yard.
Hilary Jack crates a world that is both familiar in the physical sense yet also goes deeper into the subconscious of the mentality of the artist recluse.
Exhibition featuring work from 22 contemporary wallpaper designers
A film by Marcus Coates and Henry Montes
Cathy Lomax’s artful mining of her own personal mythologia of the
U.S of A
In 2014 GRAIN Photography Hub and the Library of Birmingham approached artist Mat Collishaw, creator of spectacularly crushed butterflies, corrupted, syphilitic flora, and monumental, dark zoetropes, to respond to the rich photography archive held at the Library.
18th September 31st October 2015
To 10th October Weekdays 9-6, Late Thursdays to 8pm,Sat 9-5Buckhurst Lane. ‘Paper Works’ is an experimental project that aims to push boundaries, exploring both the nature of collaboration and the parameters of working on paper.
curated by Banksy – a theme park critiquing, well, a theme park
A first London show by Artist-curator Jane Boyer.
As one might hope, sculpture has been at the forefront of programming at the Hepworth. Recent highlights have included the great Lynda Benglis show earlier in 2015, to which this Caro retrospective is a commanding companion. There is a lot […]
Weather Station (Part 1) marks a new step towards an ecological rhetoric; one in which our tangential relationship to nature can be made visible.
Album 31, produced by GRAIN and the Library of Birmingham, is a collaboration between artists Sophy Rickett and Bettina von Zwehl. The exhibition developed from a commission which saw the two artists responding to ‘Album 31’ a miscellaneous album by Sir Benjamin Stone.
A open studio event hosted by professional blacksmith Charis Jones
An exhibition featuring work from resident artists in combination with a show-reel from Prague based artists curated by Mariana Serranová.
4-18 July, 2015.
Brings together ten artists exploring an array of ideas through idiosyncratic incorporation and employment of text in various media – ‘text’ being a glyph of a writing system or a mark forming part of printed/written language.
Taking Hastings as their starting point, these three local artists have investigated different aspects of the town’s rich past and have discovered extraordinary stories, both factual and imaginative.
I went to Copenhagen for the show of artist Adam Fenton. Adam, who often paints landscapes had constructed a tearoom as an all-encompassing ‘Victorian’ experience. The serious nature of a crafted traditional painting staple was expertly contrasted by Adam’s performance […]
A show created by a group of 2014 MA graduates from Norwich University of the Arts
Susannah Thompson’s review of Ally Wallace’s solo exhibition at Rothesay Pavilion.
An accidental encounter with Pärt and Poots, seemingly under the influence of drugs.
July 4th to 11th.
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Nestled between 1950s self-contained formalism and monumental Henry Moores, is a succinct homage to the visionary artist-activist, Gustav Metzger. Metzger’s approach to art as process, expressed both in paint and the ‘real world’, continues to influence generations of artists and […]
Review of The Ways of Folding Space and Flying,
a project by Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, Korean pavilion.
Ground: Amy Pickles and Townley and Bradby Hosted at ATTIC, One Thoresby Street Curated by Alice Gale-Feeny and Oliver Tirré Exhibition: 4-20 June 2015 Gallery Open: Thu-Sat, 12-6pm Written by Hannah Drake, June 2015 Hidden up the seemingly endless, onslaught […]
Tanks and Tablecloths is a long-standing research collaboration between artists Lizzie Ridout and Elizabeth Masterton. Their research examines the parallels between military and domestic spheres. In particular, the artists suggest that the regimentation and control so fundamental to life in the […]
On May 28th 2015, The Japan Foundation hosted an event at the Free Word Centre in London entitled: Post 3.11: What Can Art Do? Four Years On: Art and the Disaster.
For me the most exciting exhibition venues at the Venice Biennale were the ancient palaces, particularly those located on the Grand Canal. The juxtaposition of sumptuous architecture can collide wonderfully with contemporary art. The well considered combinations, such as The […]
György Kepes: The New Landscape 15 April – 19 June 2015 Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool John Moores University In 1951, Hungarian-born polymath György Kepes organised The New Landscape at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he had worked since 1947. […]
Some reflections on how drawing asserts its role to map out all the world’s future.
Venice is without doubt one of the biggest and most important Contemporary art events in the calendar. Every year the Biennnale seems to get bigger as more and more countries join together with the curated projects and larger gallery exhibitions. […]
Abstract, largely geometric or reductive art is alive and well in the UK if this exhibition was an indication. Organised in collaboration with the online forum Saturation Point and featuring twenty three artists from every decade from the 1930s to […]
Countering Venice Biennale’s narcissistic tone this humble show, set in a deconsecrated Italianate chapel (Dilston Grove), works on you like a transcendental Indian raag; quietly seeping into your whole being. Between Thought and Space is a live interdisciplinary site-research project spanning […]
Jane Lawson reviews Crossing the Tide, the Tuvalu Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale
‘What on earth is that?’ one might ask upon visiting the Bearpit on during its inaugural event in a new programme of commissioned artworks aimed at rejuvenating the spot at the centre of Bristol. ‘Well…quite.’ The Bearpit played home to […]
Christodoulos Panayiotou’s exhibition title Two Days After Forever puts me happily in mind of Bob Dylan’s 1966 lyric Inside the museums, Infinity goes up on trial. Indeed, this constellation of objects in the oldest rooms of the Cyprus Pavilion has […]
Roadside Museum featured a selection of artworks excavated from a twelve-month burial in a roadside field in West Lancashire.
A quick response to the ‘Provincial Punk’ exhibition by Nicole Mollett
The connections between art and science are always an interesting subject to explore. Added to this, the fact that this is an ‘art’ exhibition at the Science Museum, not an obvious venue for such a show, means that Revelations: Experiments […]
Dorine Van Meel’s exhibition at the South London Gallery considers dualities or dual natures. The intriguing subtitle, ‘Between the Dog and the Wolf’, refers to a French expression, ‘entre le chien et le loup’, which describes twilight, which is neither […]
Ground is a series of three exhibitions that take place upon a purpose built, raw MDF floor.
The preview days of the biennale from a personal perspective
Samara Scott - Silks , Eastside Projects, Birmingham 16 May – 11 July 2015 Before entering the exhibition I am warned that the show contains pools of liquid and to watch my step, not to touch or disturb the surfaces – most […]
Collateral Event at Venice Biennale.
Adam Gruning, Mike Jones, Jake Kent, Mathew Parkin
Collaborate! is a compact and energised survey show that explores the range of collaborative practice in contemporary art. With its focus on the social relations of production across a broad spread of media and approaches, the exhibition is inevitably diverse […]
There is a scene in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), where, after the eponymous aliens’ discovery by the authorities, the protagonist Elliott’s house is hermetically sealed, covered in plastic and invaded by government agents in boiler suits, quaranting the inhabitants. A […]