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Click to enlargeASHLEY HOLMES, GOOD TO US
Oct 4, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Good To Us is a new live presentation by Ashley Holmes. This work has developed out of a written adaptation of Dope, a poem by American writer, music critic and poet, Amiri Baraka (previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka). In the original work, Baraka takes on the persona of a Black preacher giving a sermon. In an erratic, humorous and satirical manner, the speaker convinces his audience to believe that it ‘musta been the devil” responsible for all the problems confronting Black people throughout history’. The sermon acts as a parody, and is referenced by Holmes as a way to consider how it is possible to confront voyeuristic cultures within ‘raciology’ – a discourse that assumes certain stereotypes, prejudices, images and identities. Good To Us, presented as a performance consisting of new moving-image works and an audio soundtrack, has been informed by Holmes’ recent research that attempts to dissect the complexities of what occurs when a collective ideology is challenged and/or put at risk.
 
Ashley Holmes (b. 1990 Luton, UK) is an artist who lives and works in Sheffield. He completed his BA (Hons) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2013. Recent selected exhibitions and projects; Collective Failure, J Hammond Projects, London, UK (2018); Ask About The Good Times, performance for English Man Going Insane, by Dominic From Luton (2018); 30 Day Free Trial, SET Space, London, UK (2018); The Teachers, collaboration with Haich, Peak, London, UK (2018) Mantel, Cactus at Copperfield Gallery, London, UK (2018); Money Cyant Fool Them Again (solo), 1.1, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Starless Midnight, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2017) Whenever A Heart Skips A Beat, EVBG, Berlin, Germany (2017); Medieval City One, Two Queens, Leicester, UK (2017); Shape Up (solo), Loser’s Gym, Nottingham, UK (2017); Post Digital, Floating Reverie, No End Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2016); A British Art Show, Meyohas, New York, USA (2016); A Small Group Show of American and British Artists, Space Space Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2015); Tough Matter, January 2018 – present. Forthcoming exhibitions include: Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland; Cry, Then Win, Then Lose (solo), Two Queens, Leicester; and Construction House, S1 Artspace, Sheffield.
 
This event has been commissioned for Survey.
It is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/performance-ashley-holmes-good-to-us-tickets-49806118441

JERWOOD/FVU AWARDS 2019 : GOING, GONE.
Apr 3 - Jun 2, 2019
Webb-Ellis, Richard Whitby.
The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone premieres two newly commissioned moving-image installations by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby, the recipients of this sixth edition of the Awards.
Responding to the curatorial theme of Going, Gone, the two works act as a barometer of the uncertain present (and unclear future) of contemporary Britain in the lead-up to its declared exit from the EU next spring.

RICHARD WHITBY IN CONVERSATION WITH NATASHA HOARE
Apr 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
Richard Whitby in conversation with Natasha Hoare, Curator at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, discussing his latest moving image work The Lost Ones, commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone.
 
The Lost Ones follows a disparate group of individuals who are waiting to have their residency status assessed. They are people in limbo – whose personal circumstances or economic situations have been suddenly re-evaluated and whose future status now seems conditional on a test that they need to pass.
 
Richard Whitby is a video and performance artist, who lives and works in London. He often working with collaborators producing music, costumes and objects. Whitby studied at Wimbledon College of Art, Slade School of Art and took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme 2012- 2013, completing a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the London Consortium in 2016. Recent presentations include GIVE GOOD, Twentyone, Southend (2018), The Jump Room, The Old Waterworks, Southend (2017), Jerwood Staging Series, Jerwood Arts, London (2017), Corrupt Blood Incident, South Kiosk, London. His book The Jump Room was published by The Old Waterworks in 2018. He is a member of the National Executive Committee for Artists’ Union England.
 
Natasha Hoare is Curator at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London. She was previously a Curator at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2014-18) and Assistant Curator for the Marrakech Biennale (2012-14). Independent curatorial projects include An unpredictable expression of human potential, Sharjah Biennale 13 (2017) and Self-Reflection; Mark Wallinger at the Freud Museum, London (2017). As a writer she has contributed to Frieze, ArtReview, Ibraaz, amongst others, and is contributing editor of ExtraExtra. She is the author of The New Curator (2016) published by Laurence King.
 
This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone exhibition, featuring two new moving-image commissions by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby. The galleries are open late before the event (5-7pm) giving you the chance to enjoy our exhibitions and refreshments.
 
This event is free to attend but capacity is limited. Book your place via Eventbrite.
jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/richard-whitby-in-conversation-with-natasha-hoare

WEBB-ELLIS IN CONVERSATION WITH EMILY LABARGE
May 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
Artist-duo Webb-Ellis discuss For The First Baby Born in Space, commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone, with writer, Emily LaBarge.
Filmed during the extraordinary long, hot summer of 2018, For The First Baby Born in Space features a number of teenagers from North Yorkshire and elsewhere. Talking to them about their hopes and aspirations and listening to them about their fears, it records how their coming of age coincides with a time when so much else is in flux.
 
Webb Ellis – Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis live and work across Britain and Europe. Webb-Ellis have been working together since their time at Arts University in Bournemouth, both graduating with a BA in Photography in 2012. Recent presentations include Whitstable Biennale (2018); Inheritors, Siobhan Davies Dance, London (2018); Video Jam, Manchester (2017); Slant, For the Unsettling, Jerwood Space, London (2017); Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, York Art Gallery (2017); Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick (2017); Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London (2016); Estuary Festival, Tilbury Cruise Terminal (2016). Webb-Ellis are currently presenting We chose the earth project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation at Whitstable Biennale until June (2020).
 
Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. Amongst other publications, she has written for Frieze, the LA Review of Books, Bookforum, the Guardian, Tate Etc., The White Review, Artforum and The Paris Review.
 
This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone exhibition, featuring two new moving-image commissions by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby. The galleries are open late before the event (5-7pm) giving you the chance to enjoy our exhibitions and refreshments.
This event is free to attend but capacity is limited. Book your place via Eventbrite.
jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/talk-webb-ellis-in-conversation-with-emily-labarge

JERWOOD MAKERS OPEN 2019
Jun 19 - Aug 18, 2019
Lucie Gledhill, Forest + Found, Mark Corfield-Moore, Tana West, Bethan Lloyd Worthington.

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