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Mar 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
ofia Mitsola discusses her unique approach to painting the female body with curator, writer and former Director of Camden Arts centre Jenni Lomax. The conversation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
This event accompanies Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019, which showcases new works by Appau Jr Boakye-Yiadom, Kitty Clark and Sofia Mitsola. It is free to attend, booking is required via Eventbrite.
The galleries will be open from 6.30pm.
Sofia Mitsola
Sofia Mitsola works in painting, drawing and print to explore representations of the female body. For Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019 she showcases a new series of paintings of individual and grouped female subjects. These incorporate motifs associated with Greek and Egyptian mythology, resulting in works that elude danger, strength, fragility and innocence.
Mitsola lives and works in London. She graduated with an MFA in Painting from the
Slade School of Fine Art in 2018. During her postgraduate studies she received the
Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship from the Slade School of Fine Art, the Schilizzi
Scholarship from the Schilizzi Foundation, and the NEON Scholarship from NEON
Organization for Culture and Development. In 2018, she was awarded the William
Coldstream Prize from the Slade School of Fine Art, the British Institution Award for Studentsfrom the Royal Academy of Arts for her participation in the 250th Summer Exhibition, and the Tiffany & Co x Outset Studiomakers Prize.
Jenni Lomax
Working in the fields of visual art and art education, Jenni Lomax was the Director of Camden Arts Centre, London, from 1990 to 2017, where she established an influential and forward-thinking programme of international exhibitions, artists, residencies and education projects, all of which have artists and their ideas at the core. She led the organisation through a major building refurbishment scheme which was completed in early 2004. Before Camden Arts Centre, Jenni developed and headed up the Community Education and Public Programmes at the Whitechapel Art Gallery for 10 years through the 1980’s. Throughout her career she has been closely involved in projects that champion and support artists and art education at all levels and has been a member of selection and judging panels for numerous artists’ awards and exhibitions including: The Freelands Award, The Turner Prize, Arts Foundation Award, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Nissan Art Prize, Outset Studio Makers, Award and the John Moores Painting Prize. She is currently working independently on a range of curatorial, writing and archival projects. In addition, she regularly gives talks and takes part in seminars and panel discussions in art and educational institutions across Britain and abroad whilst also working in an advisory capacity to a number of charitable organisations and grant giving foundations.
Free to attend, booking is essential:

Sep 4, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
There Were Two Brothers features the premiere screening of the names have changed including my own and truths have been altered, a new film work by Onyeka Igwe.
The work brings together three interconnected narratives – a story of the artist’s grandfather, one of ‘the land’, and another detailing an encounter with Nigeria – which the film attempts to tell in as many ways as possible. This is accompanied by an installation of images, objects and soundscapes that relate to the central folk story that structures the film.
This is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Sep 6, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Rebecca Moss presents an evening of film work and discussion about feminisms and slapstick comedy.
In early silent slapstick cinema, women’s bodies take a variety of shapes and forms. A performance as panel discussion comprising speakers from the art world and comedy explores ideas around humour, this slapstick body, and gender, alongside an installation of overlooked silent slapstick cinema performances from the early 1990s and new video works by the artist.
This is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Sep 11, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
At the point where the body and the rock meet, where the corporeal and the lithic intertwine, this thin space is where it can be found.
in the midst of her elemental composition* is an evening exploring interconnections between the human and the lithic, with a focus on the artist’s own body and its geological heritage in the Western Isles. Considering the thin space between these bodies and the points at which they meet, AJ Stockwell’s research concentrates on how this relationship can be articulated and in what tongue. Drawing upon a text written and translated from Michel Serres as a starting point, this new body of research is presented through sculpture, performance and audio. Water is central to connecting the corporeal with the lithic and as part of the performance the audience are invited to drink together from water collected in North Uist by the artist, which has filtered through the ancient rock body of this land. As the sun sets the performance progresses into a deep listening environment, where the audio piece is presented.
This is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Sep 14, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm talk/event
Birmingham-based curator Seán Elder brings together moving image and object-based artworks that depict and support moments of communal imagination, action, rest and thought.
Within the gallery spaces, Aberdeen-based artist Kirsty Russell presents opportunities for listening, reading, and spending time together, accompanied by a screening of ‘Desires Will Leave The House And Take To The Streets’ (1998). The film depicts a process of communities and networks critiquing, desiring and imagining a new public space for St Pauli, Hamburg, which resulted in the establishment of Park Fiction. This and other films will be screened alongside the new work presented by Kirsty Russell, which speak to a preoccupation with inhabiting spaces with support, invitation and maintenance.
This is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Oct 2 - Dec 15, 2019
A major new group exhibition presenting commissions by early-career artists working in collaborative and collective practices based across the UK.
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