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ARNOLFINI

16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
0117 917 2300

www.arnolfini.org.uk
info@arnolfini.org.uk

Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-6pm. Subject to change, please check website in advance.

15 min walk from Bristol Temple Meads



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JO SPENCE : FROM FAIRY TALES TO PHOTOTHERAPY
Dec 4, 2020 - Feb 21, 2021
Photographs from The Hyman Collection.
Drawn from one of the most comprehensive collections of Jo Spence's works in the world, From Fairy Tales to Phototherapy focuses on the intersection between arts, health and wellbeing, celebrating her work as a photo therapist in which she used photography as a medium to address personal trauma, reflecting on key moments in her past.
Thursday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm daily. Exhibition slots are free, bookable in advance. Arnolfini asks all visitors to wear a face covering.

A PICTURE OF HEALTH : WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Dec 4, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
Works from The Hyman Collection.
A group exhibition of contemporary women photographers featuring autobiographical perspectives and social commentaries on the wider society, that aims to de-stigmatise subjects around mental health and create an environment in which people can have open conversations about their wellbeing. A Picture of Health includes work by Heather Agyepong, Sonia Boyce, Eliza Hatch, Susan Hiller, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Anna Fox, Rosy Martin (in collaboration with Verity Welstead), Polly Penrose, Jo Spence, and Paloma Tendero.

BRIDGES FOR COMMUNITIES : THE PATH LEADS TO BRISTOL
Dec 4, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
Arnolfini approached Bridges for Communities to create a local response to Hassan Hajjaj’s exhibition The Path, and Bridges in turn invited a number of people involved in their work to take part in a photoshoot exploring themes of culture, identity and story. These images were captured by Bridges volunteers and graphic designers Safia and Samira Belhaj, sisters whose own journey has included life in Libya, the United States and now Bristol.
Thursday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm daily. Exhibition slots are free, bookable in advance. Arnolfini asks all visitors to wear a face covering.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 278 000

www.ashmolean.org

Entry is free, booking required

Oxford



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THE PRE-RAPHAELITES : DRAWINGS & WATERCOLOURS
Feb 4 - May 31, 2021
From sketches on the back of envelopes to grand, elaborate chalk drawings, our upcoming exhibition offers an opportunity to view our internationally-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper. Explore the enormous range of techniques and media used by the artists that made up this movement – as well as the intimate and often complex friendships and love affairs between them.

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ASPEX

The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF
023 9277 8080

www.aspex.org.uk
info@aspex.org.uk

Wed-Sun 11-4

Portsmouth Harbour Station / busThe Hard Interchange


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BOREDOMRESEARCH : IN SEARCH OF CHEMOZOA
Jan 15 - Apr 11, 2021
In Search of Chemozoa is a new moving image commission by artist duo boredomresearch. Developed during residencies at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (USA) and at Aspex, the multi-channel video responds to new therapeutic approaches centred on managing rather than curing cancer.
 
In Search of Chemozoa is a poetic response to world leading research studying cancer across species. Combining computer animation with film from inside laboratories and in natural environments, boredomresearch present ideas for an alternative cultural understanding of cancer. Informed by interviews with over 20 scientists, the film presents an original view of the relationship between the latest cancer research and developing theories about biomedical and ecological health.

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BLUECOAT

School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
0151 702 5324

www.thebluecoat.org.uk
info@thebluecoat.org.uk

Thur-Sat 11-4

Lime St Station Liverpool Central Station

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SEAN EDWARDS : UNDO THINGS UNDONE
Dec 5, 2020 - Feb 21, 2021
The artist’s internationally acclaimed presentation for Wales at the 2019 Venice Biennale was a poetic inquiry into place, politics and class, intertwined with personal histories. As the show tours and evolves, Sean Edwards (b. Cardiff 1980) has extended the exhibition to present new works at Bluecoat.
 
Known for his sculptural approach to the everyday, Edwards often begins with seemingly unrelated elements linked by autobiographical and cultural connections. These range from the 1970s shopping centre near the housing estate where he grew up, to Springsteen’s album Nebraska, a Welsh quilting group, snooker, tabloid newspapers, and various found materials.

SADIA PINEDA HAMEED
Dec 5, 2020 - Feb 21, 2021

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BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE
03000 290 900

Brighton Museum is currently closed. See website for online exhibitions
visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5 (open on Bank Hols)

Brighton


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Click to enlargeQUEER THE PIER
To Feb 2022
This community curated display peers into local LGBTIQA+ history. Celebrating the lives of the writers, artists, performers, activists and ordinary people who have made Brighton & Hove so fabulous, their stories are brought to life with film and photography, fashion and drag and oral histories.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WITH ME BOWIE/MACCORMACK 1973-76
Oct 17, 2020 - Jun 6, 2021
An exhibition of unique photographs taken by David Bowie’s close friend and travelling companion Geoff MacCormack between 1973-76.
 
From Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the ground-breaking Diamond Dogs’ tour across the USA, Japan and the UK via Russia (on the Trans Siberian Express) to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the recording of Station to Station, this exhibition of intimate photographs, gives a glimpse of a close friendship, and life on the road with one of the greatest rock stars of all time.
 
The exhibition includes recently rediscovered and never previously seen images of Bowie alongside rarely seen film footage shot by Bowie of the May Day Parade in Moscow, 1973, film of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and a specially created exhibition playlist.

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BROADWAY STUDIO & GALLERY

2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EW
01462 476110

www.broadway-letchworth.com
broadway@letchworth.com

Gallery closed until further notice; staff working remotely

Letchworth Garden City Easy access from A1(M)



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DE LA WARR PAVILION

On the sea-front, Marina, Bexhill-On-Sea TN40 1DP
01424 229 111

www.dlwp.com
info@dlwp.com

Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. Gallery currently closed due to Tier 4 restrictions.

Bexhill M25, A22 to Eastbourne, A271 to Bexhill



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ALL IN THE SAME STORM : PANDEMIC PATCHWORK STORIES
Dec 12, 2020 - Feb 21, 2021
Set against the traumatic backdrop of COVID-19 and the resulting need for individuals and communities to support one another through it, the Refugee Buddy Project, Hastings, Rother & Wealden initiated an online version of Stitch for Change, a project that began in late 2019 to bring people together through storytelling and making. Over 70 people from refugee backgrounds and their allies met regularly over the internet to share their experiences and find a collective voice. They told their stories of life under the shadow of COVID-19 through hand-stitched patchwork squares that reveal tales of resistance, change, togetherness, isolation, loss and home. The patches, once sewn together, form four large quilts: a people’s history of a pandemic that sits within the long tradition of hand-stitching as a method of narrating individual and collective life under oppressive, unsettling circumstances.

ROCK AGAINST RACISM : MILITANT ENTERTAINMENT 1976-82
Dec 12, 2020 - May 9, 2021
A major new exhibition to celebrate Rock Against Racism (RAR), featuring a new commission by artist Larry Achiampong created in response to the sounds, visuals and ethos of RAR and contributions from Bass Culture.
The exhibition will showcase the punky RAR aesthetic through posters, photography, badges, stickers, leaflets, letters from young fans across the world, as well as striking graphics from the legendary RAR fanzine, Temporary Hoarding. Temporary Hoarding’s articles and interviews range from abortion rights to anti-colonial struggle in Zimbabwe: a platform for discussing multiple forms of oppression.
Rock Against Racism harnessed the power of the imagination – thrilling music, vibrant design and witty, subversive polemic – along with a DIY ethos which expected everyone to do their own thing as well as being part of a huge collective effort. Hundreds of small local bands played RAR clubs and gigs, as well as big names like Aswad, the Au Pairs, Buzzcocks, The Clash, Misty in Roots, The Specials, Gang of Four, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson Band and X-Ray Spex. The result was a movement which raised the consciousness of a generation.

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DEPARTURE LOUNGE

The Storefront, 64 Bute St, Luton LU1 2EY

departure-lounge.org.uk
matthew@departure-lounge.org.uk

Thur-Sat 1-6 & by appt. Gallery reopens Jan 6

Luton Town Centre



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ABI SPENDLOVE : UNDERFOOT
Dec 10, 2020 - Jan 30, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Luton-based artist Abi Spendlove returns to Departure Lounge with a new and immersive installation, developing her fascination with Luton’s “hidden river”, the River Lea. Following on from her exhibition Tributary (2017), Spendlove’s latest work Underfoot explores the underground river as it flows beneath our feet, focusing on the movements – seen and unseen – made by nature, people and time.
 
The Lea flows mostly unnoticed through Luton, beginning its journey in Leagrave Park, snaking through housing estates, behind allotments and underground beneath the Central Library and the Thistle Hotel in the heart of the town, eventually connecting with the River Thames in London.
 
In preparation for this exhibition, Spendlove undertook specialist training to enter, wade through and explore the dark underground river culverts, where she collected video footage, photographs and found materials to inspire her new work. By turning the city inside out conceptually, she draws our attention to the things which are so often overlooked as we go about our daily lives.

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EAST GALLERY, NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

28-32 St Andrews Street, Norwich NR2 4AE
01603 886385

www.nua.ac.uk/university-life/east-gallery
gallery@nua.ac.uk

Gallery closed until further notice (Normal hours Tue-Sat 12-5)

Norwich



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GALLERY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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EASTSIDE PROJECTS

86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
0121 771 1778

www.eastsideprojects.org
info@eastsideprojects.org

Wed-Sat 12-5

Birmingham New St Birmingham Moor St



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HARUN MORRISON : EXPERIMENTS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS
Feb 5 - 24, 2021

IT MIGHT BE NOTHING, BUT IT COULD BE SOMETHING
Feb 5 - Apr 24, 2021
Using Birmingham as a case study for broader developments and issues in urban planning, counter-terrorism and security this project considers how research can both inform and benefit from artistic exploration and seeks to encourage critical conversations about counter-terrorism measures by exposing and challenging prevailing assumptions about what – if anything – can make us feel more secure in urban spaces.
 
The exhibition presents diverse research produced by artists as part of (In)security – a collaboration between academics, led by Doctor Katharina Karcher, from the Humanities, Engineering and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham and a group of five artists based across the UK. The artists responded to an open call and were commissioned to research and develop new work. Originally it was imagined the project would be presented in the public realm, but as the challenges of 2020 have revealed themselves, the artists have instead developed works for the gallery and online.

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FACT LIVERPOOL

88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
0151 707 4444

www.fact.co.uk
info@fact.co.uk

Wed-Sat 12-7, Sun 12-5

Liverpool Central Liverpool Lime Street



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THE LIVING PLANET
Apr 6, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021
Explores our relationship with the natural world in a new online programme. Available for free, for everyone, 24/7. Visit fact.co.uk/thelivingplanet

Click to enlargeAND SAY THE ANIMAL RESPONDED?
Aug 14, 2020 - Feb 14, 2021
If we listened to animals, what would we hear? What might they say to us about their world?
 
As we emerge from this period of isolation, and refocus our attention on a rapidly changing climate, And Say the Animal Responded? creates a space for the voice of the animal that we have gained greater awareness of during this time.
 
Tune in to a choir of whales and dolphins ‘singing’ to an artist’s undersea instrument, encounter the quiet presence of a wolf pack filmed from above, meet a family of chimps startled by a camera in their rainforest home, listen to a live colony of leafcutter ants turned scratch DJs, witness a computer-generated re-creation of an extinct rhino glitch in and out of existence. This immersive exhibition brings you face to face with animals from around the world through film, art and creative technology.
 
And Say the Animal Responded? presents work by six international artists who have captured animal voices through the use of human technology. Explore the galleries for free as we question the relationship between human and animal. If we put the animal’s perspective before that of the human, what would they tell us about the current state of the planet - and what can we learn from this?
 
Featuring artists Ariel Guzik (Mexico), Amalia Pica (Argentina/UK) with Rafael Ortega (Mexico), Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (UK), Demelza Kooij (Netherlands/UK) and Kuai Shen (Ecuador), the exhibition takes its title from philosopher Jacques Derrida’s essay of the same name.
 
FACT is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and is funded by Liverpool City Council.

AUGMENTED EMPATHY : KEIKEN, SAKEEMA CROOK AND RYAN VAUTIER
Sep 3, 2020 - Feb 14, 2021
As part of The Living Planet, our year-long programme which focuses on the non-human, and deals with themes such as climate change, ecology, and communication, the artist collective Keiken have developed a multi-layered participatory project called Augmented Empathy. Developed as a new collaborative commission with FACT’s Learning team, the artists designed a project which mirrors the way we, and specifically young people, learn through the navigation of social media.
Keiken are a cross-dimensional collaborative practice (Hana Omori, Isabel Ramos and Tanya Cruz), whose practice merges the physical with the digital by building online worlds and augmented realities. In Augmented Empathy, the collective explores the subversion of existing tools -in this case, Instagram filters- and how social media can be used as a space for exchange and artistic creation. The result was 4 Instagram filters which can be downloaded and used by anyone.

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FOCAL POINT GALLERY

The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
01702 534 108

www.fpg.org.uk
focalpointgallery@southend.gov.uk

Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Southend Victoria Station Southend Central Station



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THEGALLERY

Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH
01202 363351

www.aub.ac.uk/thegallery
gallery@aub.ac.uk

Contact the gallery for opening hours

/ Bus No. 6 from Bournemouth Station



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CONTACT THE GALLERY
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GRAND UNION

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS
0121 643 9079

www.grand-union.org.uk
info@grand-union.org.uk

By appt. Fri & Sat 12-4. Gallery open again in Spring 2021.

Birmingham Moor St



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Click to enlargeCOOKING SECTIONS: THE EMPIRE REMAINS SHOP FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 1, 2022
A rotating programme of small-scale visual and sound installations in the future home of Grand Union.
 
The Empire Remains Shop Franchise Agreement is an invitation for institutions, collectives, or individuals to construct their own counterpart: to reflect on imperial legacies and the commodification of their own structures and infrastructures.

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GRUNDY ART GALLERY

Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PU
01253 478 170

www.thegrundy.org
grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk

Wed-Sat 11-4

Blackpool North Station 5 min walk



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OPEN 2021
Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021
2021 is the 110th Anniversary of Grundy Art Gallery opening its doors to the people of Blackpool and beyond. Grundy will be celebrating this anniversary with a range of exhibitions and events that will look at the past, current and future activity of the gallery; the first of which is OPEN 2021, Grundy’s annual open exhibition.
 
OPEN 2021 aims to be illustrative of the diverse range of artwork being produced throughout Blackpool and the Fylde Coast today; in line with Grundy’s founding purpose to show the ‘art of the day’ and echoing Blackpool’s motto of ‘progress’, this year, we are asking for artworks that have not been shown at the Grundy before and which have been produced within the last 12 months.
 
For 2021 we have decided to waive the submission fee for artists to submit their work making the exhibition FREE to all eligible artists.

ANNUAL SCHOOLS' EXHIBITION
Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021

COLLECTION SPOTLIGHT: PORTRAIT
Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021

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HASTINGS CONTEMPORARY

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW
01424 728 377

www.hastingscontemporary.org
info@hastingscontemporary.org

Tue-Sun 11-5

Hastings / busfrom Hastings Station

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LAKWENA : HOMEPLACE
Dec 3, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
Lakwena Maciver, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary black artists, creates painted prayers and meditations, which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Central to her practice are words, used both as images and as anchors of meaning.
 
Exploring the role of the artist as myth-maker, her paintings act as a means of decolonisation, subtly subverting prevailing mythologies. The approach is instinctive and autodidactic, producing visceral, rhythmic and immersive panel paintings, iconic murals and installations.
 
Lakwena’s most recent body of work, exhibited for the first time at Hastings Contemporary, focuses on the interplay between her practices as both artist and mother of two young sons. Responding to feminist author bell hooks’ essay Homeplace (a site of resistance), and in the tradition of African women across the diaspora, Lakwena has been painting the walls of her home to create a space of affirmation, empowerment and resistance upon which will sit her panel paintings.

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HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton BA10 0NL
01749 814 060

www.hauserwirth.com
somerset@hauserwirth.com

Tue-Sun 10-4, pre-book online

Bruton, Gillingham, Castle Cary



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HENRY TAYLOR
Feb 6 - Jun 6, 2021
Henry Taylor culls his cultural landscape at a vigorous pace, creating a language entirely his own from both historic and immediate imagery, disparate material and memory. Through a process he describes as ‘hunting and gathering,’ Taylor transports us into imagined realities that interrogate the breadth of the human condition, social movements and political structures.
 
For his inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, the American artist will take over all five galleries in Somerset to present a major body of sculptural work and paintings. Taylor will also share for the first time a series of jewel-like miniature sculptural paintings created since the 90s, formed from found domestic objects such as cigarette boxes as an ongoing visual biography. Throughout his four-decade long career, Taylor has consistently and simultaneously both embraced and rejected the tenets of traditional painting. He has amassed a staggering body of highly personal work rooted in the people and communities closest to him, often manifested alongside poignant archival or pop-cultural references.

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THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
01924 247 360

www.hepworthwakefield.org
hello@hepworthwakefield.org

Wed-Sun 10-5 (Admission fee for some exhibitions)

By Road M1/A61



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Click to enlargeBARBARA HEPWORTH
Permanent display (admission free)
This exhibition is a survey of Hepworth’s extraordinary career, from early work produced while growing up in Wakefield, to the iconic stringed sculptures and large-scale carvings made towards the end of her life.

A COLLECTION FOR WAKEFIELD
Permanent display (admission free)
Wakefield’s art collection, now cared for by The Hepworth Wakefield, was founded in 1923 with the aim to nurture a public understanding of contemporary art and its relations to modern life. Wakefield Art Gallery gave particular support to emerging local artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, acquiring their work early in their careers.
Since opening in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has maintained this tradition of supporting artists and championing emerging talent, as well continuing to collect works by the most prominent British artists of the 20th century.
On display are recent acquisitions of work by artists including Wilfred Avery, Alan Reynolds and Jennifer Lee, alongside paintings by Maggi Hambling, Howard Hodgkin, L.S. Lowry and Yorkshire-born artist John Atkinson Grimshaw. A recently conserved sculpture by Kim Lim, is presented in dialogue with a late marble work by Hepworth, highlighting both artists’ interests in relationships between abstract art and nature.

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JAMES HOCKEY & FOYER GALLERIES

University for the, Creative Arts, Falkner Rd, Farnham GU9 7DS
01252 722441

www.uca.ac.uk/galleries
ucasurreygalleries@uca.ac.uk

Temporarily closed until further notice - view our displays & collections online

Farnham



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JOHN HANSARD GALLERY

142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU
023 8059 2158

www.jhg.art
info@jhg.art

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm

Southampton Central



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SAM LAUGHLIN: FALLING WALL, RISING DUST
Feb
This is a work commissioned by John Hansard Gallery, which follows from the previous photographic project Sam Laughlin undertook around the construction of our new city centre home. This work was made to document and mark the demolition of the old John Hansard Gallery on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.

Click to enlargeLARRY ACHIAMPONG: RELIQUARY 2
Oct 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021 FINAL WEEK
John Hansard Gallery presents a brand new film by Larry Achiampong, especially commissioned in response to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown. Reliquary 2 is a film work formed of animated sequences and unseen drone footage from Achiampong’s personal archives, complemented by an original score composed and performed by the artist.

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KARST

22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3NY
01752 222 676

www.karst.org.uk
info@karst.org.uk

Temporarily closed until further notice - view our displays & archive online



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KETTLE'S YARD GALLERY

Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AQ
01223 748 100

www.kettlesyard.co.uk
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Wed-Sun 11-5

Cambridge



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ALFRED WALLIS : REDISCOVERED
Oct 24, 2020 - Jan 24, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Alfred Wallis' (1855-1942) expressive drawings and paintings capture the immediacy of his direct experiences of the sea. Wallis lived in Cornwall throughout his life, working on deep sea fishing boats and then as a marine scrap merchant.
 
Three sketchbooks made in his final year (1941) are the catalyst for this exhibition. They are filled with drawings and paintings in varying styles.

UNTITLED: ART ON THE CONDITIONS OF OUR TIME
Feb 6 - Apr 5, 2021
This exhibition brings together work by 10 British African diaspora artists with a focus on how their innovative practices ask important questions about some of the most important cultural and political issues of our turbulent times. The exhibition will feature new commissions by Barby Asante, Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom and NT, as well as new and recent work by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Phoebe Boswell, Kimathi Donkor, Evan Ifekoya, Cedar Lewisohn, Harold Offeh and Ima-Abasi Okon. Painting, drawing and printmaking sits alongside performance, video and sound installation.
 
The exhibition title refers to the longstanding art historical convention of leaving artworks ‘untitled’ in order to encourage attention onto the works themselves, and eliminate reliance upon contextual information. Untitled asks viewers to examine the conditions of our time through the prism of Black British artists working today, without reducing the encounter solely to an exploration of Black British identity. By avoiding such over-contextualisation, the exhibition seeks to foreground these artists’ practices and show how they create platforms for audiences to explore the connections between art, culture and society.

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