Interstitia: A Cyber Multiverse
One Thorseby St x NTU School of Art and Design
Opens Monday 25th online.
Featuring works from Ant Clee, Becky Greensides, Jenna Harris, Alex Lennox-Warburton & Lina Vourlou One Thoresby Street’s Graduate Project is a yearly programme, providing access and opportunities to the graduating cohort from project partner Nottingham Trent University. Typically the project offers access to OTS’ project space over the summer months, however the 2020 iteration located itself online due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Enabling the project despite current restrictions due to coronavirus.
Partisan Social Club: On trying to be collective
NN Contemporary, 6pm, 28 Jan
In this talk we ask in what way can the notion of care, collectivising and the collective become a primary part of contemporary art practice. And further, what types of art practices address these central tenets of democracy? Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan do this by reflecting on the political potential of care and its importance as a tool for achieving an equal society. They employ their previous practice as the Freee Art Collective, as well as more recent work as the Partisan Social Club to consider in what ways their practice can be deemed collective. Andrew Hewitt and Mel Jordan are former members of the Freee art collective. In 2017, they formed The Partisan Social Club, a provisional group including artists, designers and researchers all working with ideas about the relationship of art and collective politics. Hewitt and Jordan’s work has fore-fronted the application of public sphere theory to the practice of participatory art in order to investigate the relationship between art and its publics.
Leicester in Lockdown Zine, Open Call
LZL would like to invite any and all residents of the city and county to submit something creative for a new online zine. We welcome, but not limited to, poetry, prose, illustration, print, photography, short stories, QR codes to music/videos/moving image, lists, tips, etc, etc, etc; just basically anything creative that is helping you and might help others. LZL will curate a selection and tie it together with an introduction.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Leicester in Lockdown submission
New Art Exchange
NEA’s blog series #WellbeingWeekly has been raising awareness of issues surrounding isolation & loneliness, modern masculinity, safe spaces for women, youth services & highlighting the help available
Tim Neath: Cowboys Invaded
Attenborough Arts Centre
Whilst their gallery doors remain closed under the current restrictions Attenborough Arts are finding new ways to bring our visual art programme direct to you. Tim Neath’s solo exhibition, ‘Cowboys Invaded’, was due to open in our galleries in January, but instead you can virtually explore his work and find ways to tap into your own cardboard creativity in this digital exhibition.
Letters of Hope
Old Lockup Gallery
Send your letter, verse, poem picture etc in an envelope – no bigger than the LARGE envelopes that are issued at the post office – Large letters 35.3cm long 25cm wide 2.5cm thick. Send to:
The Old Lock Up Gallery, Swifts Hollow, 19 The Hill, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3QH
Things to consider: The paper that you use and the pen that you write with. The contents of the letter – please be mindful. How you feel when you’re writing the letter. A friend once told me that when temples, monuments and churches were built the workers/builders were asked to open their hearts and feel love – that this would in turn imbue the building and space with love. It’s worth considering – if you can.
You can leave the letter anonymous or include your name and address on the reverse side.
What happens next – the gallery will act as a conduit – each envelope will remain unopened – they will place it inside another envelope, (along with a slip of paper that explains the project), address it to its recipient – pay for the postage and send it on its way.
Recipients – you can ask for a letter to be sent to you personally or you can nominate a recipient to receive one of the letters just select the appropriate item from the online shop below. At the checkout complete the details of the online form with the recipient’s name and address. All personal details, names and addresses will be destroyed once the letter has been sent.