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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018
 

London

COLLECTING, ARCHIVING, MAKING, AND THE PLACE OF CERAMICS IN ART
Click to enlarge Talk Oct 18, 2018 to 12:00am
Collecting, Archiving, Making, and the Place of Ceramics in Art and Society Today
 
Date: Thursday 18 October, 2-5pm
Location: Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU
 
To coincide with the exhibition “The Democratic Dish: Mintons Secessionist Ware” (19 Sept – 26 Oct), Chelsea Space is hosting an afternoon of talks and a panel discussion.
 
Speakers include: Simon Wilson, art historian and former Curator of Interpretation at Tate; Grant Gibson, journalist and former editor of ‘Crafts’ (2007-2018), the world's leading magazine devoted to making; Amy Jayne Hughes, ceramic artist and specialist ceramics technician at Chelsea College of Arts; and Cherie Silver, Programme Curator at Chelsea Space, and curator of the current exhibition.
This is a free event, but please complete the booking form to guarantee entry:
events.arts.ac.uk/event/2018/10/18/Collecting-Archiving-Making-and-the-Place-of-Ceramics-in-Art-and-Society-Today/
CHELSEA SPACE

 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018
 

London

WIND, REWIND: WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS
Click to enlarge Screening & Talk Oct 21, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Inspired by one of the exhibition’s lead artists Tina Keane, the Nunnery Gallery and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) present an evening exploring women’s – and in particular Keane’s – influence on the development of moving image and film art.
 
Keane’s performance and film first came to critical attention in the 1970s, following the experimental light shows she used to stage for the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd. She went on to co-found the non-profit women’s film distribution organisation Circles - Women in Distribution, as well as taking part in and programming exhibitions of significance, such as The New Pluralism at Tate in 1986. Keane’s influence on successive generations of artists has been great, including Tracey Emin, Tim Noble and Sue Webster.
 
Beginning with a screening of one of Keane’s films, a panel discussion will follow led by the QMUL film department. Chaired by Dr. Jenny Chamarette, panellists include artist Diann Bauer and Richard Dyer, co-author of Electronic Shadows: The Art of Tina Keane (Peter Wollen & Richard Dyer & Jean Fisher).
 
Tina Keane is lead artist for Visions Programme 1, which includes her works Deviant Beauty (1996) and Couch (2003). Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions.
Tickets £6/4 (full price/concessions – inc. students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)
 
Book tickets here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wind-rewind-women-behind-the-lens-tickets-50347967125v
 
Please note that this event will take place in the Great Hall, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.
Nunnery Gallery
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
 

London

FREYA GABIE: HOLD THE LINE
Click to enlarge Talk Wed 24 Oct, 6-8pm and Sat 27 Oct 4-6pm
On Wednesday 24 and Saturday 27 October artist Freya Gabie will present a talk focusing on her recent voyage on the Dr Fridtjof Nansen Vessel, where she was invited onto the Namibian and South African Pelagic cruise November – December 2017. Gabie’s recent research focuses on Norwegian arctic explorer and marine biologist Fridtjof Nansen, who in 1922 as High Commissioner for Refugees within The League of Nations, issued a historic document offering stateless persons travel and asylum outside of their home country. By 1942, the passport was recognised by 52 countries, 53 by today’s borders. Gabie has spent the last two years tracing these documents and has uncovered over seventy passports. She is working towards recreating a voyage taken by one of these passport holders in 2019.
 
On display in the gallery will be a collection of postcards Gabie sent to contacts across the world throughout her journey, her Atlas drawing, as well as an ongoing series of drawings of military explosions based on results generated by Google image search.
 
Freya Gabie studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the RCA, she works between Bristol and London. Her practice is site responsive: focusing on connection and exchange. She makes objects, drawings and interventions that respond to histories, stories and places, peeling under the surface to expose hidden layers. Her work disrupts the unconscious interchange between people and their environment through methods of displacement, partial erasure or re-framing; creating a sense of isolation and impermanence while paradoxically highlighting the connection at play between seemingly autonomous entities, often left unspoken or overlooked.
She regularly works collaboratively with a range of individuals and communities in the UK and internationally. Previous projects include staging a live performance with an Opera singer in a coal-hole in central London and collaborating with UK financial traders and traditional Lancashire clog dancers to create a clog dance interpreting the financial trading data of BREXIT.
 
This spring Gabie was commissioned by Bow Arts as artist in residence for Raw Materials Textiles 2018 to create a body of work responding to the historic textile of East London, working with several archives and museums including the V&A, William Morris Gallery and the Jewish Museum. This summer, for Diep Haven 2018, she created a sculptural intervention in the form of a line drawing across two landscapes, in Normandy France, and East Sussex, UK along the proposed V2 missile route. She has just returned from a one-month residency in Tranas, Sweden where she developed body of work in response to the town’s historic fur trade.
25-27 October 2018
Artist talks: Wednesday 24 October, 6-8pm and Saturday 27 October, 4-6pm
 
Admission free, no booking required
DANIELLE ARNAUD

 
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
 

England

ARTIST TALK WITH LINDSAY SEERS
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Oct 27, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
An opportunity to hear Lindsay Seers talk through her practice and journey to the making of current installation 'Every Thought There Ever Was'. A Q & A will follow.
Tickets can be purchased through the link below and cost £3 per person.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artist-talk-lindsay-seers-tickets-50494570620
FOCAL POINT GALLERY

 
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018
 

London

MAGIC, MYTH AND MADNESS
Talk Oct 31, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The surrealist movement began shortly after the end of World War I. It aimed to liberate the individual from the constraints of bourgeois morality and thus cause revolutionary change in society. The early years of the movement were characterised by an emphasis on Marxist politics and psychoanalytical theory. Freudian theories about hysteria, dream symbolism, psychosexual imagery and the uncanny were used by surrealists to create haunting and provocative works of art. Freud’s use of myth to explain aspects of the psyche and his concept of the ‘omnipotence of thought’ opened doors for the surrealists to conduct their own explorations of magic and mythology. From the 1930s onwards, the surrealists became increasingly engaged with mythological themes and the hidden, symbolic language of magic and occult philosophy which is expressed through a wide range of works by artists such as Max Ernst, André Masson and Salvador Dalí.
 
In this presentation, Nadia Choucha analyses and compares the creative strategies of surrealist artists and writers whose work combined elements of occult symbolism with psychoanalytical and mythological themes. They aimed to reveal the secrets of the unconscious and create a ‘new myth’ for their time and, in doing so, they redefined the role of the artist as magician and the purpose of art as a means towards self-knowledge, transformation and illumination.
 
Part of an exciting series of talks and events which coincide with ‘Freud, Dali and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ on display the Museum from 3 October 2018 – 24 February 2019.
 
Nadia Choucha has degrees from the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London. Her book Surrealism and the Occult was published by Mandrake, Oxford in 1991 (2nd edition, 2016). She is based in London where she works for an academic research institute and is also an independent scholar and member of ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism).
£12 - £15
Tickets can be purchased online: www.freud.org.uk/event/magic-myth-and-madness-occult-and-psychoanalytical-theory-in-the-art-of-surrealism-nadia-choucha/
Freud Museum London

 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018
 

London

ARTIST TALK AND RICHARD DYER POETRY READING
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Nov 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
As part of 'Space Shift' - a group exhibition curated by artist Sarah Kogan and supported by guest art critic, Richard Dyer.
Admission FREE.
For further info please contact mail@sarahkogan.com
A.P.T. Gallery

 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
 

England

A PLACE OF SANTUARY: ESSEX AS A LANDSCAPE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Click to enlarge Panel Discussion Nov 10, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For the many land settlements and self-sufficient communities established in Essex in the early twentieth century providing an escape from the poverty and mental distress of the slums of east London, to the retreats such as Greenwoods in Stock and the Othona community at Bradwell, as well as the work at Runwell Hospital, Essex has been a home for new approaches to mental well-being - a tradition which continues to this day in the work of Trustlinks, Spiralseed and others. A panel discussion with Mandy Barber, Graham Burnett and Ken Worpole.
Book your free ticket using the link below www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-place-of-sanctuary-essex-as-a-landscape-for-mental-health-and-well-being-tickets-50496148339
FOCAL POINT GALLERY

 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018
 

England

IN CONVERSATION: LINDSAY SEERS AND ANIL SETH
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Nov 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Discussing the science behind the work, the artist will be in conversation with Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at University of Sussex to discuss Avatar Therapy.
Book your free ticket using the following link www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-conversation-lindsay-seers-and-anil-seth-tickets-50531224252
FOCAL POINT GALLERY

 
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018
 

London

LADIES OF QUALITY & DISTINCTION TOUR
Click to enlarge Dec 07, 2018 7:00pm
Join 18th century specialist Elizabeth Einberg for an evening tour of our exhibition Ladies of Quality & Distinction. Discover the various ways in which the duchesses featured in the exhibition presented themselves for posterity and why; and how they found opportunities to make their voices heard.
Tickets £5, £3 concessions & Foundling Friends (includes a free drink). Book online at foundlingmuseum.org.uk
The Foundling Museum

 
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