• 08-11-2017
  • Rebecca Hanbury commissioned by Sky Arts

  • Exciting news for Rebecca Hanbury. She has been commissioned for Art 50 by Sky Arts to tour the UK collecting testimonials from people from all walks to write a songbook about British Identity. Here is the announcement http://www.skyartsart50.tv/projects/

    Rebecca Hanbury and Alex Groves will connect with choirs that reflect the diverse, wide ranging people that make up this United Kingdom, and work to unite disparate communities through shared ideas and song.
    Interviews will be turned into lyrics by Rebecca and then set to music by Alex. The music will then be given to the choirs to learn and a website created to form an online hub and community for the songbook. Here choirs will be able to find out more about the songbook, share details of their performances and engage in a dialogue around the project as a whole. The music will be performed up and down the country in local communities, arts centres and potentially at both the Barbican and Sage with a possibility of a performance at Snape Maltings, where Rebecca and Alex are resident artists as part of the Open Space scheme.

    Rebecca is also working on a new theatre piece with a group of gambling addicts. She will be sharing their work so far on 22nd November, 2017 at Omnibus Theatre https://omnibus-clapham.org/
    at 6pm. Cauldrons of Chaos by Rebecca Hanbury and Audacity Theatre.

  • 06-11-2017
  • Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono's Memories in Porcelain

  • Combining memories of her mother’s garden in Gifu with inspiration found in the parks of London, the work of Hitomi Hosono demonstrates a meticulous study of botanical forms. Hosono makes use of hand-carved models and plaster moulds, to make press-moulded and hand-carved individual porcelain plant forms. Hundreds of these porcelain leaves and flowers are then applied to vase or bowl forms enveloping the object’s underlying shape to create an intensely intricate texture that captivates with its delicate beauty.

    3 November-15 December 2017m Admission free, Monday-Friday 9:30-5pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    Private View: 2 November 2017, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: 6pm Wednesday 22 November 2017, 6pm
    Daiwa Foundation Japan House 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP
    For more information visit http://dajf.org.uk/exhibitions/reimagining-nature-hitomi-hosonos-memorie...

  • 06-11-2017
  • Eleesha Drennan at V&A

  • You can see shortlisted artist Eleesha Drennan this Friday, 10th November 2017 at V&A https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/v4vaMorE/opera-weekender-before-sleep-at-the...
    at 17:45, Free entry.

    'before sleep at the end of love (description of a lullaby)', a total work by Sarah Hardie will open the Victoria & Albert Museum's Opera Weekender, a series of performances by established and emerging opera makers and companies, accompanying 'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics'.

    'before sleep' was originally commissioned by T.P.S. and Bold Tendencies and written for and premiered at Bold Tendencies in 2016. Hardie worked with composer Jack Sheen, choreographer Eleesha Drennan, actor Angela Hardie and choir MUSARC to realise this work, and will restage it again with their collaboration.