WHAT'S NEW?

  • 15-02-2018
  • Nathaniel Mann at Pitt Rivers Weekend of 17th Feb

  • Ethereal, haunting and beautiful, 2018 #ArtsFoundationFellow Nathaniel Mann's live performances with tuned pigeon whistles have stirred wonder in audiences. He embarked on this creative journey with 'Pigeon Pete' and his Birmingham Roller pigeons in 2011 and last year BBC Radio 4 aired a documentary about the final leg of the odyssey, creating his perfect 3D printed pigeon whistle.

    This whistle has now been added to the Pitt Rivers Museum's rare collection of pigeon whistles and is on special display. To mark this, Nathaniel and Pete will give an exclusive talk with clips from the documentary, songs about the remarkable pigeon whistles and Pete's beautiful Birmingham Rollers.

    13.00 Pitt Rivers Museum https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/special-events

  • 09-02-2018
  • Sam Lee: Singing With Nightingales

  • Various Locations: Essex, Kent, Sussex, and Cambridgeshire
    April 20th- May 27th

    Folk music star Sam Lee is known for his outdoor, starlit ‘Singing with Nightingales’ concerts. In these unusual events he collaborates with both nightingales and special guest musicians.
    Sam Lee invites you to come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as some of the finest musicians in the land duet with the rare and sweet song of the nightingale. Each night features a carefully chosen host – an ornithological expert and fund of knowledge on the ways of the woods – plus a very special guest musician. After a filling supper and fine drinking round the fire, the group of around 20 will walk in silence and darkness into the nightingale’s habitat, not only to listen to these majestic birds, but to share in an improvised collaboration; to experience what happens when bird and human virtuosi converge in musical collaboration.

    For more info visit https://www.singingwithnightingales.com/

  • 19-01-2018
  • Lydia Ourahmane at Chisenhale Gallery

  • ‘The you in us’
    26 January – 25 March 2018
    Opening: Thursday 25 January 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm

    Chisenhale Gallery presents The you in us, a major new commission and the first solo exhibition in an institution by artist Lydia Ourahmane. Comprising installation, sculpture and sound, Ourahmane’s exhibition continues her ongoing engagement with the emotional, psychological and political charge of material and place.

    For her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, Ourahmane explores immigration and displacement in relation to her personal history. Influenced by time spent living and working from her family home in Oran, Algeria, Ourahmane’s new body of work investigates transformation through sonic and sculptural registers.

    Informed by personal encounters, Ourahmane’s work raises questions surrounding systems of exchange and dissemination. Recurring throughout Ourahmane’s work is the impulse to address acts of displacement, in which allegories of absence and removal evoke wider issues of place and migration. In The Third Choir (2014-15) the blunt physical presence of twenty used and empty oil barrels is of equal importance as the recorded process of their transport across international borders. Ourahmane’s installation All the way up to the Heavens and down to the depths of Hell (2017), exhibited as part of the 15th Istanbul Biennial presents a provisional concrete and steel structure, referencing the precarious nature of land and property rights. Visited intermittently by a solitary trumpet player’s eerie melody, the work reflects on environmental degradation and loss of public space.

    For more information visit http://chisenhale.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming.php?id=187

  • 17-01-2018
  • Phoebe Cummings at The Victoria Gallery & Museum

  • New Perspectives
    20 January 2018- 27 October 2018
    Location: The Victoria Gallery & Museum , Liverpool.

    New Perspectives is the highlight of the VG&M’s 10 year anniversary, and forms part of the VGM@10 programme of events taking place throughout 2018.
    The exhibition will showcase new work by contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the unseen collections that VG&M holds, giving these works a ‘new perspective’.
    The first commission of the series, Model for a Common Room, launches 20 January 2018, from award winning ceramicist Phoebe Cummings. Her installation is a temporary re-imagining of what was formerly a women’s common room. Cummings was recently named the winner of the inaugural £10,000 Woman’s Hour Craft Prize.
    For more info visit http://vgm.liverpool.ac.uk/exhibitions-and-events/special/newperspectives/

  • 15-01-2018
  • Patrick Davison at 'Collect': The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

  • Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by  the Crafts Council returns to the Saatchi Gallery for its 14th edition from 22-25 February 2018.

    Collect brings together 39 galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Alongside the hundreds of exquisite objects on display, Collect offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an exciting and dynamic supporting programme of events and exhibitions.

    Presenting craft in a fine art context, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind contemporary craft. Works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles and jewellery will be shown alongside makers working in non-traditional materials and using experimental techniques. At a time of unprecedented interest in craft, Collect sees the increasing passion for collecting, design and interiors come together with the energy of making.
    For more information visit http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/Collect-2018