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Feb 20, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm talk/event
Anna Bunting-Branch uses science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminism and its histories, remixing elements from a range of sources to generate new and imaginative resonances. Her work, exhibiting as part of the Jerwood Solo Presentations 2017, draws inspiration from the work of linguist and science fiction writer Suzette Haden Elgin. In a decade-long thought experiment, Elgin crafted a feminist constructed language named LŠadan, which was disseminated through a series of sf novels. The Native Tongue trilogy, published between 1984 and 1994, created a storyworld around LŠadan and introduced this “women’s language” to a community of fans.
To coincide with her commission two reading group sessions provide the opportunity to read and discuss selected chapters from the Native Tongue trilogy. This session is the second. Following the model of feminist small-group consciousness raising, participants will be invited to reflect on what this future-oriented story from the past can offer to present-day feminist thinking, and how Elgin’s visions of the future might be re-imagined in the context our own contemporary experiences.
Participants are asked to read the texts beforehand. To book a free place and receive a PDF please email

Click to enlargeJERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE 2017
Sep 13 - Oct 22, 2017
The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University.
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Sep 30, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm talk/event
Off-Site Location: Tackeroo Site, Cannock Chase Forest.
At dusk, Keith Harrison will release a full size clay replica of the final Rover 75 to leave the Longbridge carplant production line, down a temporary 10-metre high ramp: ‘At this point, I want to use this energy, this velocity to re-launch the vehicle; it is a release in the forest in all senses, at the edge of night and into unknown territory’ Joyride will be accompanied by a specially commissioned soundtrack and radio transmission that the audience will be able to tune into. Visitors are invited to watch this spectacular event from viewing the craftsmanship of the model up close through to witnessing its ceremonial release.
Admission free for pedestrians; £5 per car.

Oct 2, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
A tour of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 exhibition led by artist and writer, Kathryn Lloyd.
Kathryn Lloyd is an artist and writer based in London. She studied MA Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh, and completed The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2013. She has contributed to various arts publications including Art Monthly, Art Review, Aesthetica and Scottish Art News. Recent commissions include catalogue texts for Entangled: Threads & Making at Turner Contemporary in Margate and Shaping the Void II at Tannery Arts. Lloyd is also a founding member of Line Magazine and the Line Collective, formed in Edinburgh in 2010. In 2016 she was Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts.
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Oct 9, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
Ryan L. Moule discusses his Project Space commission, Vessels and Vestiges, and his wider practice with Tim Clark.
Tim Clark is a curator and editor in chief at 1000 Words, nominated in the Photography Magazine of the Year category at the Lucie Awards 2016. Previously he was associate curator at Media Space, Science Museum, London. Exhibitions that he worked on include: Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy, 2015; and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth, 2016, a major, mid-career touring retrospective. He has also organised exhibitions independently, most recently Peter Watkins: The Unforgetting, Webber Gallery, 2017; and Rebecoming: The Other European Travellers, Flowers Gallery, 2014, featuring Tereza Zelenkova, Virgilio Ferreira, Lucy Levene and Henrik Malmstrom. Together with Greg Hobson he curated Photo Oxford 2017, which features numerous solo exhibitions with artists such as Edgar Martins, Mariken Wessels, Martin Parr, and Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive. His writing has appeared in FOAM, TIME Lightbox, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Photoworks and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues and photobooks. He is a visiting lecturer at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.
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Oct 16, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
A panel discussion which takes a drawing by Barbara Walker, Exotic Detail in The Margin #2 – which has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 – as a starting point to discuss drawing in relation to erasure, documentation and witness. With panelists Barbara Walker, artist; Kate Macfarlane, co-director, The Drawing Room; and Adelaide Bannerman, co-curator of The Place is Here. Chaired by Professor Anita Taylor, Director Jerwood Drawing Prize and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University.
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