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.
The Follies of Youth
The Calder, 2 April – 31 May 2015
The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield,WF1 5AW
I’ve made a new video for this exhibition, comissioned by Pavilion in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield.
The Follies of Youth is a programme of historical research and contemporary art commissioning by visual arts organisation Pavilion. Three artists – Giles Bailey (based in London), Amelia Crouch (Bradford), Ruth Lyons (Cork) – have produced work in response to three landscapes in West Yorkshire – Stapleton, Whitley Beaumont and Byram – listed in the account book of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716–1783).
Supported by a collective of producers, nicknamed ‘the follies’, the artists have undertaken field trips to the ruinous and industrial landscapes. In an attempt to recover Brown’s lost designs, the artists have engaged the follies in rehearsing certain eighteenth century practices: of Arcadian poetic fantasy, walking etiquette and lime kilning. The results of the exercises will be exhibited at The Calder, from 2 April – 31 May 2015, alongside The New Arcadian Journal, which is preparing an issue in time for the landscape architect’s tercentenary in 2016.