Wednesday 1 June 2016, 6pm.
70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH.
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As part of In Certain Place’s ‘Practising Place’ programme, I will be having a public conversation with literary geographer Dr. David Cooper.
The event, which will take place at Number 70 in Manchester, will examine the role of language within experiences of place. Referencing locations such as the Lake District and the West Yorkshire estate of Whitley Beaumont, Cooper and Crouch will discuss how forms of language are used to govern, frame and re-inscribe particular places. Drawing on their individual research, the speakers will also consider how place writing and visual art can expose the inherent tensions and hidden voices of landscapes, by attending to the intertextuality of place.
David Cooper is Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research focuses on literary geographies: the ways in which creative writers (primarily poets) think geographically; and how contemporary theoretical thinking on space, place and landscape can inform critical practices. Areas of interest include: post-war/contemporary British and Irish landscape writing; literary cartography and digital mapping; and the relationship between critical and creative practices. The Lake District commonly features as a testing ground for his approaches and ideas.
Practising Place is a programme of public conversations, designed to examine the relationship between art practice and place. Each event is hosted at a different venue and explores a specific aspect of place by bringing artists together with people from different backgrounds, who share a common area of interest.
Featuring: Amelia Crouch, Sarah Harris, William Gall, Luke Drozd, Jean McEwan, Kate Murdoch, Beth Rose, and Mick Welbourn
Evening event: Friday 5th February 7-9pm
South Square Gallery presents For What its Worth, an exhibition of affordable art and an exploration into how artwork is priced and valued. Works vary from drawing and sculpture to video and photography with artists offering insights and anecdotes about how they cost their own work. Timed to coincide after Christmas – a period when many attempt to match the cost of objects with their emotive value – and also during the austere and bargain-filled month of January For What its Worth offers a space to reflect on our spending impulses.
I have been commissioned by Coventry Artspace to make a new piece of work as part of their City Arcadia project, to be realised in 2016.
Launch Event, Friday 31st July 2015, 6pm-10pm
City Arcadia, 32 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW
On Friday July 31st from 6pm onwards, Artspace Curators Laura Elliott and Michael Mayhew invite you to join them in Coventry’s City Arcade for the City Arcadia project launch event ‘WELCOME TO THE FUTURE’. During this very special evening, Elliott & Mayhew will introduce the creative practitioners that they will be collaborating with on the 10 creative ‘propositions’ that will be taking place throughout Coventry’s pedestrianised precincts and Modernist vistas between August 2015 and June 2016.
I’ll be showing a selection of videos at BALTIC Artists’ Book Market, throughout both days. Plus on Saturday I will be at the event selling books, and giving a talk from 13:00-13:30. Full info with details of all the exhibitors and events HERE.
21 April, 6–7.30pm
I’ve been commissioned to make a piece for the publication ‘Untitled 02’. This is the second in a series of publications looking at aspects of the visual art scene in Leeds in the run up to the arrival of British Art Show 8 in October 2015. This edition, produced by The Tetley, The City Talking and Rabbit Hole, takes a look at the visual arts archives in Leeds.
I have made an artwork for the centre pages and an accompanying video ‘Is the archive future proof?’ The video, which has a superb soundtrack by Andy Abbott, will be screened at the publication launch. Thanks to East Street Arts and The Tetley for access to their archives.
At: The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
A Pavilion exhibition
at The Calder – The Hepworth Wakefield
16 April, 5–9pm
Drinks served. Please RSVP to Pavilion.
My work is already up at viewable at The Calder. On 16th April from 5–6pm, myself and co-exhibiting artists Giles Bailey and Ruth Lyons will be in conversation with Patrick Eyres, editor of the New Arcadian Journal, with focus on the relationship between our works and landscapes attributed to Capability Brown. Then the exhibition will be open until 9pm.
At: The Calder, The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW
The exhibition runs to 31 May 2015.
Opening times: Tuesday–Sunday, 12–4.30pm
Free. Closed Mondays except for bank holidays and during local school holidays
More about the exhibition here
My video ‘Shake Like A Man’ is being shown at Hanover Project, Preston as part of ‘The Programme.’ Selected by Gill Park and Amy Charlesworth. It will be shown in the screening on 23 March at 6pm, Hanover Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Then the showreel will be available to view online for a fortnight at the Hanover Project website.
Compass Live Art is delighted to announce the publication of Unruly Utterances: Participation, Criticality and Compass Festival 2014.
Keen to open up critical conversations about live art and socially engaged practice in the region we invited editors Yvonne Carmichael and Amelia Crouch to commission 10 practitioners from different backgrounds to reflect on the broad themes of participation, audience, criticality and writing in a series of short essays and provocations inspired by their own practice and numerous works in Compass Festival 2014.
Thanks to a generous contribution from Live Art UK’s Enhancement Fund we are able to offer this unique work as a free download. A limited edition hard copy will be available from April 2015 at Compass events around the region.
I’m excited to be one of 25 recipients of a bursary from CVAN North West for emerging critical writers. Over the next few months I’ll be attending a series of workshops across the north west and receive mentoring support on my writing. So my blog should be getting a bit busier with writing!
The workshop and bursary programme is delivered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Central Lancashire, through the In Certain Places scheme (www.incertainplaces.org), alongside four leading critical writing platforms in the North West – The Double Negative, Creative Tourist, Art in Liverpool, and Culture on a Shoestring.