• 30-03-2014
  • Alice Birch included in festival of new plays at RCS

  • Alice Birch's new play 'Revolt. She said. Revolt again' is on in rep with Timberlake Wertenbaker at the RSC which is putting on a festival of daring and radical new plays which will be performed over two evenings made up of two short plays each playing in repertoire with a shared cast. Performed in a purpose-built temporary studio on the current Courtyard Theatre stage the writers which includes E.V Crowe and Abi Zakarian have been given an iinitial provocation: “Well behaved women seldom make history” intending to be a contemporary response to The Roaring Girls season in the Swan Theatre. For more info go to http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/midsummer-mischief/programme-a.aspx

  • 10-03-2014
  • Ceramicist Sara Radstone exhibition in April

  • Sara Radstone will be opening a new show at Marsden Woo Gallery in London on the 3rd April to 10th May 2014. Entitled "Explorations of memory and traces of human activity through the medium of abstract ceramic sculpture" the exhibition continues Sara's lifetime obsession with things that are overlooked or discarded. Her most recent sculptures on the theme of distant and fragile memory make reference to both past works and more universal themes. Some aspects of her investigation include the re-envisioning of her personal visual language. She speaks of ‘Re-visiting a sense of volume and seeing it differently’, to overturn the original idea to the degree of ‘going to the absolute opposite’. Thus formerly enclosed shapes are now ripped open, while a delicate, skeletal wall-mounted piece, composed of frail fragments, makes poignant reference to an earlier sculpture, sadly lost alongside numerous other contemporary British artworks in the MoMart warehouse fire of 2004.
    Go to http://www.marsdenwoo.com/exhib3.htm for more info.

  • 06-03-2014
  • Premier of Mathew Harris' Field Notes Tour

  • On the 8th March at the Town Hall in Wem, Shropshire, Textile artist Mathew Harris will launch his exciting new project Field Notes which will be on tour throughout March and then October. The attached image 'Pittcroft Whip Ha’, pigment and dye on folded and stitched cloth, 130 x 70cm, is part of Matthew Harris’ completed cloth artwork for Field Notes. The name makes reference to fields listed on the ‘Leeke Survey’, a historic record of the carving and cutting up of land where fields have become fragments, floating free of any surrounding landscape. Catch it at Stroud International Textiles on the 29th March. For more details go to http://fieldnotestour.co.uk/. There will be an extended film added to the blog soon that illustrates the whole project from start to finish.