Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

Celebrating and Supporting Visual Arts in the

East Midlands

Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

Celebrating and Supporting Visual Arts in the

East Midlands

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Check out our latest Meet the Artist and Curating the East Midlands interviews, and follow our contributors’ Instagram Takeovers.

 

Image: Kelly Richardson: Mariner 9’, Installation view, featured in Curating the East Midlands: Rachel Graves

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We'd like to thank Katharina Fitz for taking care of our Instagram account last week. Be sure to see Katharina's exhibition at @1thoresbystreet "When Seams Become Audible" open til 31st Oct onethorsebystreet.org/bookings and to follow @katharina_fitz 
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Bye everyone! This is my last post of my takeover. I would like to thank Elisabeth and the team of CVAN for giving me the opportunity to share with you  a little insight into my current practice. I really enjoyed it and hope you did too. 😉

This photograph was taken at Colwick Park. I live near by and love going for walks around the lakes in the morning. For me this is the best start in the day as it really helps me to calm my busy brain and stay focused. 💚
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Hi there, today I want to introduce you to latex, a new material I have started experimenting with during Lockdown.

In February I was about to move into my new studio but due to Lockdown in the end it never happened. Consequently I had a lot of my previous work stacked up in my living room. This was a great source for inspiration and I began to translate my plaster objects from solid into hollow latex forms. I immediately fell in love with the feel, look and skin like nature of the material which I now want to start including more into my current practice. Translating objects from one state to another has also led my research into new territories such as the idea of metamorphosis in the animal world.

The photograph is the radiator piece from my previous project 'BLOOM' translated into latex.
 
Metamorphosis - Pupa and Queen
2020
60x40x35cm, Latex, Hessian, String, Paper
65x60x32cm, Plaster,  Foam,  Polystyrene
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Featured Events and Exhibitions view and add events

Exhibition
Take Part – The Mass Isolation Project
25th March 2020 – 25th March 2021
@massisolation/FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derbyshire
Exhibition
The Indifferent Wonder of an Edible Place
30th April 2020 – 31st December 2020
Phoenix Leicester, Leicestershire
Exhibition
Downtime
30th April 2020 – 31st December 2020
Phoenix Leicester, Leicestershire
Exhibition
The Idle Index
30th April 2020 – 31st December 2020
Phoenix Leicester, Leicestershire
Screening
WORK Online Screening
1st May 2020 – 31st December 2020
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northants
Talk
Fermynwoods Podcast Episode 1 – Sarah Gillett
15th May 2020 – 31st December 2020
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northants
Student Show
The Space Between Us 2020
22nd May 2020 – 20th May 2021
University of Lincoln Final Year Fine Art Students, Lincolnshire
Exhibition
London’s Hottest Postcode N1C
1st June 2020 – 30th November 2020
Hazel Bingham, Lincolnshire

Meet the Artist: Matt Taylor

Meet the Artist: Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is a landscape photographer and artist, born and raised in the East Midland countryside and living and working in Northampton. Describe your practice for us My practice is predominantly concerned with assessing the impact of interventions on the British landscape. I am fascinated by the politicisation and control of space; how manmade objects… Read more

Curating the East Midlands: Tom Godfrey & Joshua Lockwood-Moran

Curating the East Midlands: Tom Godfrey & Joshua Lockwood-Moran

Tom Godfrey has been the Curator of Bonington Gallery since 2014. Prior to this he worked as an independent curator and publisher and co-ran the artist-led gallery MOOT from 2005-2010. In 2014 he founded TG, an independent gallery and publisher based at Primary that works with artists in both long & short terms capacities. He… Read more