Mansions of the Future (online) 4pm, 28 Sep
This event will take place live using Zoom, a free online video chat service. For security reasons, booking via Eventbrite is essential and a hyperlink that will take you to the event will be shared with attendees via Eventbrite email 1hr before the event start time. The first event in the ‘Celsius’ programme is a symposium centred on humanity’s agency in preserving the planet, Antarctica’s role in the earth’s climate system and the value of scientific and artistic collaborative research to unlock understandings of contemporary global challenges. The panel will be composed of arts professionals as well as scientific experts, with a full list of presentations.
This is an incredibly rare and unique opportunity to see a selection of drawings worthy of any leading London gallery right on your doorstep. Drawing Together is an exhibition of drawings created between 1970 and 2020 by some of the most influential and important artists working today. This includes two winners of the Turner Prize, Richard Deacon (1987) and Elizabeth Price (2012), each of whom has created a work specifically for this show. Drawing Together also features two impressive drawings by Michael Landy RA, one of the Young British Artists, and Eileen Cooper, the first female Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools. The show is made up of drawings of different types, including sketches, exhibition project plans and realised artworks. The intimate and immediate nature of the drawings create a window in to the working methods, processes and thinking of these prominent and highly respected artists. A host of other eminent artists, including Jacqueline Donachie, Lala Meredith-Vula, Janette Parris, Simon Patterson, Soheila Sokhanvari and Amikam Toren, are also represented by important pieces in a show which explores contemporary definitions of drawing through the lenses of Conceptualism, Abstraction and Figuration.
Journeys Festival Online Symposium, 29 Sep, 9am
For the first time in its history, Journeys Festival International (which normally takes place in the cities of Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth), will be delivering its 2020 programme digitally, in order to react and adapt to the limitations placed on live performances due to the Covid-19 pandemic. From 28th September – 18th October, the festival will explore different elements of the refugee experience, and living up to the festival name, will share artwork and events created by international artists who have sought sanctuary in Europe with a national and global audience.
In Conversation with Dominica Harrison, 2pm, 30 Sep
Join Leicester Print Workshop for a FREE online artist talk with current LPW exhibition artist and filmmaker Dominica Harrison. The event can be joined online via Zoom at: http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/events/in_conversation_with_dominica_harrison/
Edge of Frame: Stretching the Frame, 6pm, 1 Oct
Animate Projects (online)
Free. Spaces Limited. Register here: https://bit.ly/3hHEbkO Exploring Virtual Reality and animation, with artists Katerina Athanasopoulou, Edwina Ashton and David Jacobs. Hosted by Dr Lilly Husbands. Artists Katerina Athanasopoulou, Edwina Ashton and her animator collaborator David Jacobs present their work and discuss their current ventures into Virtual Reality. Each artist has a distinctive voice and comes to VR from an artistic practice that includes animated short films. The session will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by VR for artists working with animation.
Lost Stories: A Cross-cultural Visual Response to Identity, PV: 6pm 2 Oct
Surface Gallery is delighted to present Lost Stories, a collaborative exhibition bringing together a cross-cultural visual response from four female artists. Lost Stories explores issues of identity and its socio-political context, as well as varying perspectives of conscious and unconscious worlds. This culminates in a collection of 2D and 3D works, as well as multimedia installations. From tales of war and oppression, to a concern with the black female body and its movement through space, and an enquiry into the hidden world of the unconscious, the artists tell their stories.
Sophie Cundale The Near Room, 3 Oct – 21 Nov
Please RSVP here to join us for the opening day of Sophie Cundale’s The Near Room on Saturday 3 October 2020. We have five screening times available. (Note: You will not need to reserve your place for screenings after this date) Bonington Gallery is pleased to present The Near Room (2020), a new moving-image work by the artist Sophie Cundale (b.1987). The Near Room is a supernatural melodrama about loss that follows the journey of a professional boxer after a near-fatal knockout. 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.
Jimmy Robert: Akimbo
This major survey of the Guadeloupe-born French artist Jimmy Robert (b.1975) brings together sculpture, installation, film, works on paper and performance in the largest-ever presentation of Robert’s work in the UK. The exhibition explores emergent themes in Robert’s work, including performance and gesture, the politics of spectatorship, appropriation, and the personal and political body, along with their racialised and gendered readings. By drawing together work from 2002 to the present day, the exhibition will bring into focus the intertextuality that has shaped Robert’s work through the myriad quotations and allusions that he deploys. From American choreographer Yvonne Rainer to the Suriname-born Dutch conceptualist Stanley Brouwn, these references act as points of critical departure, which are complicated through shifts in context to create a layered set of reflections, mirrored across time, place and identities. Until 3 Jan 2020
Develop Stop Fix
Tarpey Gallery is excited to present ‘Develop, Stop, Fix – An exhibition of Analog Photography’ in association with The Photo Parlour, Nottingham. The show will feature hand printed film photographs by eight members of The Photo Parlour; a facility for photographers which provides film processing, hand printing, darkroom hire, workshops, studio space, gallery space and acts as a community hub for photographers in the Midlands. The Photo Parlour is also the home of ‘Off-Centre; Nottingham Centre for Photography and social Engagement’ which runs a biannual photography festival across Nottingham. Featuring work by Daniel T Wheeler, Phoebe Kiely, George Miles, Philip Formby, Mariano Doronzo, Natasha Edgington, Nicholas Fisher and Luke Tarpey this will be a deep dive into a wide range of analog processes and aesthetics from both established and emerging East Midlands based photographic artists.