WHAT'S NEW?

  • 22-03-2018
  • Sam Lee launched "Fire Choir" at the the Foundling Museum.

  • The Foundling Museum’s Picture Gallery.
    Spring term:
    Spring term: 5 February - 30 April 2018
    Summer term: 14 May - 6 August 2018
    
Autumn term: 10 September - 26 November 2018.

    This new, ‘open to all’ community choir is dedicated to revitalising communal singing with political empowerment and a sonorous means to protest at its heart. Highlighting social and environmental injustice, Fire Choir builds on the Museum’s centuries-old legacy of social change, campaigning and creativity. Singers will tap into the enormous and ancient international repertoire of songs rooted in social change, justice and emancipation. Material will include folk songs, modern songs, anti-war songs, songs of resistance and struggle, the natural world, songs of love and lost worlds. There will also be a generous aspect of the repertoire specially-commissioned for Fire Choir from the perspective of contemporary communities struggling for a louder voice in society, written by some of the UK’s best songwriters and composers. And to keep the spirits high there will of course be lots of good old rabble-rousing, soul-lifting chants and hollers!

    Fire Choir is led by Sam Lee as artistic director, alongside several other choir leaders and music makers bringing a diverse number of musicians to help create a new community of voices. The choir will be a vehicle to take these songs to the streets, the auditoria, the recording studio and many other as yet unknown places.

    For more info please visit: https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/learning/fire-choir/

  • 16-03-2018
  • Andrew Lamb exhibiting at Kirkcaldy Galleries

  • Fife Contemporary presents an exhibition 'Nexus: Meetings at the Edge'
    Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy
    Sat 31 March - Sun 10 June

    This exhibition looks at some of the ways in which 21st-century artists and makers are changing preconceptions about their art forms.
    Jewellery, silversmithing, textiles and ceramics all have long histories and deep-rooted traditions behind them. Today their familiar, often restricting, boundaries are being expanded by makers taking leaps of imagination and devising fresh approaches to the way they work.

    The exhibitors in Nexus are linked by great technical skill, a capacity for free-thinking and confidence in their ideas. However, each has found their own way of extending the boundaries of their art form.

    Nexus celebrates the unexpected. None of the work in this exhibition may be quite what it seems…

    Curated by Dr Elizabeth Goring for Fife Contemporary in collaboration with Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, it features 20 artists from around Britain and Ireland.

    For more information please visit https://www.fcac.co.uk/event/nexus-meetings-edge/

  • 14-03-2018
  • Ken Eastman at Marsden Woo Gallery

  • Marsden Woo Gallery, 229 Ebury Street, SW1W 8UT
    15 March to 28 April 2018

    A new series of powerful and statuesque ceramic vessels that demonstrate a distinctive new expression of making from this internationally celebrated artist. Multiple clay slabs are brought together in an improvisational manner, creating undulating multi-faceted forms with an uncanny ability to shift and alter appearance according to one’s viewing point or environment.

    For more info please visit http://marsdenwoo.com/exhibitions/

  • 13-03-2018
  • Matt Golden in a group exhibition "Islands"

  • Annely Juda Fine Art, Third Floor, Dering Street, London.

    15 March–2 May 2018

    Matt Golden and Yuko Shiraishi will be in conversation from 5pm before the opening. Please email ajfa@annelyjudafineart.co.uk to book your free place.

    The exhibition Islands takes this premise as its starting-point in considering a selection of contemporary artists whose methods have become intertwined with that of their partners. Although, like the original presentation, this should not be considered a survey show, Islands would appear to suggest a possible shift in attitudes and circumstances from the artists in the earlier exhibition. Driven perhaps in-part by social, political and economic factors, the current emphasis on collaboration and obscuring of roles, even identities allows for an interesting comparison to previous generations and times.

    Each of the three artist-pairings in the Islands exhibition demonstrate differing approaches to collaborating, from theongoing ‘A Moon For My Father’ by White and Akbari, structured around an exchange of film ‘letters’ between the two artists, to Matt Golden and Natsue Ikeda, who as Golden Family blur authorship within their art practice at large, and in their development of a fictional nomadic musician character further blur distinctions between storytelling and real-life. While Phil Coy and Frances Scott generally author their own work within distinct practices, the processes are often inherently collaborative, as in the case of their films shown in this exhibition: ‘as far as I know’ (2015, Coy) and ‘CANWEYE { }’(2016, Scott).

    As part of their sculpture/action piece ‘The Rehearsal’, Golden Family will be in the gallery to work/perform on Thursday and Friday afternoons throughout the exhibition.
    For more info please visit http://www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk/exhibitions/islands-curated-by-the-ru...

  • 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