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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 278 000

www.ashmolean.org

Entry is free, booking required

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THE PRE-RAPHAELITES : DRAWINGS & WATERCOLOURS
May 18 - Jun 20, 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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IN SEARCH OF CHEMOZOA : BOREDOMRESEARCH
May 19 - Jul 18, 2021
Developed during residencies at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (USA) and at Portsmouth's art gallery 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.
 
boredomresearch is a collaboration between British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith. Internationally renowned for exploring an understanding of the natural world through new media technologies, boredomresearch won the Moving Image Lumen Prize in 2016 and have recently been commissioned for the Human Cell Atlas global public engagement project, collaborating with scientists at the University of Oxford.
 
In Search of Chemozoa was commissioned and funded by the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, developed in partnership with Aspex and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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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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LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL
Mar 20 - Sep 5, 2021
Private view Wed May 19 11am - 5pm
The 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, explores notions of the body and ways of connecting with the world. More than 50 international artists have been invited to respond to this theme within the context of Liverpool. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings and fringe events unfolds over the 15 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.
 
The artists exhibiting at Bluecoat also acknowledge the kinship attachments between humans and nature. Paintings by Jadé Fadojutimi explore how bodies and nature are in constant flux, with our identities continuously being shaped by our environments. Films including Jíibie (2019) by Laura Huertas Millán and Fog Dog (2020) by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, together with sculptural works by Roland Persson, Kathleen Ryan and André Romão, propose ways in which we belong to the world beyond our physicalboundaries, considering ourselves as nature, not just part of it.

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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.

DESIGNING AN ENCHANTED PALACE: THE CRACE DECORATORS
May 18 - Sep 1, 2021
This new display reveals around 50 rarely seen original designs for the Royal Pavilion interiors dating from the early 19th century, and gives an intimate insight into how the Royal Pavilion interiors were created by decorators John and Frederick Crace under George IV. Also on show are Asian porcelain, enamels, glass paintings, hand painted wallpaper and images of China that inspired the Craces’ work.

SPENCER GORE & FRIENDS: DOWN FROM LONDON
May 18 - Dec 1, 2021
Over a hundred years after their landmark exhibition surprised and delighted Edwardian Brighton, this colourful display revisits the influential work of the Camden Town Group. Explore the passions and principles driving the friends to use bold styles and colour to transform English painting in the early 20th century. The highlight is the newly acquired Spencer Gore painting The West Pier, Brighton, 1913.

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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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FIONA CURRAN: JUMP CUT, STILL LIFE
May 20 - Jul 1, 2021
Jump Cut, Still Life will present a series of works exploring landscape and the impacts of screen-based technologies on our sensory engagement with the natural world. The works in the exhibition developed from the artist’s experience of being in her garden during lockdown, witnessing plants growing, observing insects and birds visiting and noticing the subtle changes in temperature and light. These works record Curran’s experience of slowing down and paying attention to the changing of the seasons whilst reflecting more broadly on notions of loss and change at a human and non-human scale.
 
Fiona Curran (b.1971 Manchester) read Philosophy at the University of Manchester before studying at Manchester School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, she teaches at the Royal College of Art in London, lives in Hertfordshire and works from her studio at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge. Fiona has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including solo exhibitions at Cornerhouse Manchester, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, MAC, Birmingham and Touchstones, Rochdale. Fiona has also undertaken a series of site-specific public art projects for organisations including the National Trust, Kielder Forest Trust and Vital Arts, she is currently working on a sculptural commission with the Contemporary Art Society for Eddington in Cambridge.

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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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ROCK AGAINST RACISM : MILITANT ENTERTAINMENT 1976-82
Dec 12, 2020 - May 9, 2021 FINAL WEEK
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.

ALL IN THE SAME STORM: PANDEMIC PATCHWORK STORIES
May 19 - Aug 30, 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.
 
They received 95 patchwork squares from people across the community, including those seeking refuge, volunteers, and students from a Hastings-based FE College. This collaboration tells diverse 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.

HOLLY HENDRY: INDIFFERENT DEEP
May 19 - Aug 30, 2021
This summer, the De La Warr Pavilion will host two major new projects by artist Holly Hendry addressing subjects that include borders, edges, bodies and machines.
 
Her solo exhibition in the Ground floor gallery, Indifferent Deep, features a host of sculptures situated within an apparently half-eaten landscape, while a major new public artwork, titled Invertebrate, burrows through the building’s rooftop and balconies, emerging on the lawn outside.
 
Holly Hendry imagines the De La Warr Pavilion being chewed up. Almost 100 years ago, in 1923, its architect Erich Mendelsohn spoke about machines and buildings as part of a network of ‘organisms’ that continue to evolve according to human need. Altering in relation to their surroundings, living organisms grow, consume energy and decay: the Pavilion’s position on the coastline is vulnerable due to rising sea levels, and rough sea winds can erode the clean lines of its modern structure. Extending Mendelsohn’s idea, Hendry visualises the De La Warr Pavilion’s ‘body’ becoming porous before dissolving into its surroundings. Invertebrate’s journey will tear holes in the gallery’s walls, revealing the Pavilion’s fragility and making it into a vessel whose leaks and holes cause artworks, the building and its surroundings to appear and disappear from view, while blurring the boundaries between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’.

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DEPARTURE LOUNGE

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

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LUTON: BRIMMING WITH HISTORY
May 5 - 12, 2021 FINAL WEEK
‘Luton: Brimming with History’ is a collaborative student exhibition taking place in the Hat District in Luton during April and May 2021. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the work has been installed in the windows of Departure Lounge Gallery and The Hat Factory, so the work can be viewed from Bute Street.
 
Working in teams, new artists and photographers from the University of Bedfordshire School of Art and Design, have been exploring the heritage of the city's hat industry. Many of the students were born or live in Luton, so it has been fascinating for them to explore this history. Through physical and digital manipulations of materials and imagery, the collaborative projects blend historical research within the mediums of printmaking, textiles, painting, photography and sculpture.

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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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GRAYSON PERRY: THE VANITY OF SMALL DIFFERENCES
May 18 - Jul 3, 2021
Perry’s large-scale tapestries were inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress and chart a “class journey” through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells, and The Cotswolds for the television series All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry, first aired on Channel 4 in June 2012.
 
In the series, Perry “goes on safari” to gather inspiration for his artwork; weaving the characters he meets into a narrative, with an attention to the minutiae of contemporary taste every bit as acute as that in Hogarth’s 18th century paintings.
 
Each measuring 2m x 4m, the tapestries take on an art form traditionally associated with grand houses—depicting classical myths, historical and religious scenes, and epic battles.
 
They play with the idea of using this ancient allegorical art to elevate the commonplace dramas of modern British life. Politics, consumerism, history, and art history are bound up in the work, in both subject and medium.

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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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IT MIGHT BE NOTHING, BUT IT SOMETHING
Mar 12 - May 29, 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-Sun / 12-6

Liverpool Central Liverpool Lime Street



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FACT TOGETHER
May 17 - Aug 29, 2021
During 2020, FACT Together created a platform for 10 artists based in the North of England to present work online in response to the financial uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and the temporary closure of galleries and museums across the world.
 
Each of the artists selected created a new work within the theme of The Living Planet, the focus of FACT’s programme for 2020. This programme explores the ways in which wildlife, plantlife and other ecological systems have responded to the impacts of our actions and how we need to approach the natural world, and those who live in it, from a different perspective.
 
FACT Together artists received a grant, plus 3 months of professional development and support from the team at FACT to create artworks from home. Many of these artists had not previously created digital work, and the resulting projects include a podcast, games, short films, social media takeovers, interactive artworks, poetic interventions into digital diaries, workshops and more.
 
In this exhibition, we present a series of images, taken from each of the artworks, as well as a hidden Augmented Reality (AR) layer that can be activated during your visit.

SOFT BOYS : KIARA MOHAMED, FAUZIYA JOHNSON
May 19 - Aug 29, 2021
“When you’re so used to trauma, actively seeking joy - and basking in it - feels so foreign. But joy is the framework through which we can re-learn the world.” - Kiara Mohamed
 
Kiara Mohamed’s work examines the ways we exist alongside one another and our environment, as well as what happens when we readdress our traumas through moments of radical joy. In his work, joy becomes a political act: a way of bringing meaning, beauty, and value to places that have been damaged by human or natural acts. Kiara’s films champion care and mindfulness and explore how art can allow for transformation, adaptation and healing.
 
Soft Boys is a short film about queer and trans joy, specifically through and within the Somali culture and community. By re-engaging with Somalian traditional dances, cooking practices and garments, Kiara connects with his nomadic ancestors, and to a heritage from which he had always been made to feel excluded. In this solo exhibition, Kiara’s new work highlights how modern concepts of masculinity can be surprisingly conservative, even within the trans community. The experimental documentary questions what it means to be a man by focusing on emotion, empathy and joy.
 
Soft Boys is curated in collaboration with Liverpool-based curator, cultural organiser and artist Fauziya Johnson. Discover more about the artwork, exhibition and the process of making it in a special podcast with Kiara and Fauziya. The discussion between artist and curator will be released in March 2021.

Click to enlargeLIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2021 : THE STOMACH AND THE PORT
May 19 - Aug 29, 2021
Returning to FACT for 2021, Liverpool Biennial: The Stomach and the Port will look at the body and ways of connecting with the world. Drawing on non-Western ways of thinking, The Stomach and the Port will challenge an understanding of the individual as a defined, self-sufficient entity.
 
Works by Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S) - a collective established in 2018 by Kiera Coward-Deyell, Phoebe Collings-James, Evan Ifekoya, Onyeka Igwe, Shenece Liburd, Marcus Macdonald, Nadine Peters, Shamaica Ruddock - and Zheng Bo will be exhibited at FACT, presenting alternative modes of belonging.
 
The works will reflect on different ways of understanding or connecting with the world, and each other, through our bodies, suggesting ways of coming together that go beyond our experience as individual humans, separate from each other and from nature.
 
Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art. Taking over historic buildings, unexpected spaces and art galleries, the Biennial has been transforming the city through art for over two decades. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings and fringe events unfolds over the 15 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.
 
The Biennial programme will be presented in locations across Liverpool, including public spaces, historic sites and the city’s leading art venues: Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery and Tate Liverpool.

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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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ROSA-JOHAN UDDOH: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
May 19 - Aug 29, 2021
Focal Point Gallery is delighted to present the first institutional exhibition of new work by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love, inspired by black feminist practice and writing.
 
‘Practice Makes Perfect’ explores the relationship of childhood education with popular ideas of the British nation, and how this forms British subjects. This develops Uddoh’s practice exploring the effects of ‘black British’ popular culture on self-formation. Responding to the current debates about black history within the National Curriculum and urban space, Uddoh has approached the creation of new work for this exhibition as therapeutic ‘wish fulfilment’ in a time of uncertainty in education and wider racial tension.
 
During Autumn 2020, Rosa-Johan Uddoh worked with Year 8 pupils at Chase Secondary School in Southend-on-Sea to create performance-to-camera videos, developed through a series of workshops that considered the content and format of Uddoh’s written work, WINDRUSH: A TONGUE TWISTER, as a means to express the wishes of the young participants around a diverse curriculum. Investigating the importance of the school experience and ‘rehearsing’ as ‘becoming’ or gaining subjectivity, this exhibition shares a collaborative process of acting on the potential of a dream education, according to the possibilities of the school schedule and the public gallery setting.

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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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Click to enlargeTHE TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2021
May 17 - Jul 2, 2021
Private view Mon May 17 10am - 4pm
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition includes 71 drawings by 56 practitioners - including works by students to those by established artists and makers – selected from 4,274 submissions received from across the UK and internationally.
 
Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has been led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, since 1994. The 2020 exhibition marks the third year of support for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, and the 25th consecutive annual open drawing exhibition held since it was founded in 1994.
 
The independent Selection Panels comprised Sophia Yadong Hao, Principal Curator of Cooper Gallery at University of Dundee; Ian McKeever RA, artist; and Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern. The Working Drawing display and award was selected by Sir Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum; Piers Gough CBE RA, architect; and Sophie McKinlay, Director of Programme at V&A Dundee.
 
The exhibition includes drawings by artists, designers and makers at all stages of their careers - from students to established artists - located across the UK, as well as in France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Turkey. The selected works create a diverse exhibition that reflects a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice.
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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. Wed - Sat, 12-5PM. Gallery open again in Spring 2021.

Birmingham Moor St



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COOKING 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.

Click to enlargeA SIMULTANEITY OF STORIES-SO-FAR
May 19 - Jul 31, 2021
'A simultaneity of stories-so-far' is an exhibition of sound, video and writing by artists Lucy Reynolds, Navi Kaur and Holly Argent. Curated by Laura Onions and Alice O’Rourke, the project will re-consider acts of gathering and articulating collective stories. Cultivated throughout the last year, stories-so-far brings to attention how place is given resonance through joined together voices.
 
Stemming from Grand Union’s 10th year anniversary, each contribution to the exhibition offers propositions for locating, reflecting, pausing and appreciating how we become mapped into places overtime. Taken up in feminist literature, the figure of the map stands for past rigidities that can also be reworked from within, open to the fragments, incoherences and connections yet to be made. “Perhaps we could imagine space as a simultaneity of stories-so-far” a thought from geographer Doreen Massey in her book ‘For Space’ which encourages a thinking of space as a result of interrelations between people and place. By working with people and stories – as opposed to conventional archival objects – this exhibition acts as a marker of our existence and a method of making ourselves and others more visible.

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GRUNDY ART GALLERY

Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PU
01253 478 170

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

Tue–Sat 11–4 (last entry 3.40pm)

Blackpool North Station 5 min walk



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REMOTE WORK
May 18 - Jun 19, 2021
An exhibition that brings together new work made during lockdown. The exhibition includes 5 new commissions by Shy Bairns, Nicola Dale, Kieran Leach, David Penny and Ciaran Wood made throughout 2020/21.
 
See thegrundy.org for visiting information.

LUBAINA HIMID : THE MOURNING KANGAS
May 18 - Jun 19, 2021
The Mourning Kangas by Lubaina Himid, a series of new works that were made during March-June 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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QUENTIN BLAKE: WE LIVE IN WORRYING TIMES
May 27 - Jul 1, 2021
Sir Quentin Blake’s We Live in Worrying Times returns for Hastings Contemporary’s reopening on Thursday 27 May. This timely body of work is as raw, original and unlikely as anything Sir Quentin has produced in eight decades of creativity. A brand new collection of work, Hand in Hand, will also be on display from 27 May 2021.
 
At the beginning of 2020 Sir Quentin Blake created a new body of work themed around concern for the state of the world. The resulting exhibition, We Live in Worrying Times, was originally planned for spring 2020 but had to be postponed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Many of the exhibition’s themes have a marked resonance with the present global situation.
 
With We Live in Worrying Times, Sir Quentin explores subject matter and techniques that feel both familiar and radically different, both dream-like and introspective. Displaced figures trudge landscapes blasted by war or ecological crisis as sinister-looking drones haunt the skies above. The anxious and bewildered faces of ‘Apprehensive Girls and Women’ and ‘Unfortunates’ appear alongside grotesques Sir Quentin has called ‘Eroded Heads’.
 
At the centre of the exhibition is The Taxi Driver, a thirty-by-five foot mural, made in a single day at Hastings Contemporary, that pays homage to Picasso’s Guernica. Sir Quentin was inspired to create the work after an encounter with a London taxi driver who – lamenting that ‘we live in worrying times’ – encouraged Sir Quentin to take up the mantle of artist-hero and produce ‘a new Guernica‘, an outcry against the encroaching global disasters of the near future. To the artist, the encounter felt like a dream; he asked for the man’s name so that he could let him know what happened, but the driver replied that it wasn’t necessary, as he “kept an eye on everything anyway”.

SEASIDE MODERN: ART AND LIFE ON THE BEACH
May 27 - Sep 26, 2021
With staycations booming and forecasters predicting a surge in the popularity of traditional seaside resorts, curator James Russell takes a fresh look at the popularity of the British seaside in the first half of the 20th century.
 
Workers took advantage of their newly-gained holidays to flock to the coasts, and young sophisticates cast aside Victorian attitudes to nudity and donned fashionable beachwear. Through their own exploration of the landscapes and inhabitants of the seashore, artists established the British beach as an essential site of the development of Modern British art.
 
This lively exhibition will feature work by major modern British artists including Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Eileen Agar and Laura Knight, as well as advertising posters and archive photographs.

SEAWALL
May 29 - Jul 1, 2021
Seawall considers the encroaching ocean and the ongoing discussion around climate change, coastal erosion, and the physical and political impact this has on a place. Angelidakis will use the human response to flooding through the invention of sea defence mechanisms to ask, ‘can the border between land and sea become a habitable place?’
 
England’s Creative Coast is a landmark project between seven outstanding arts organisations. Seven new, site-specific artworks by seven international contemporary artists – Andreas Angelidakis, Mariana Castillo Deball, Holly Hendry, Jasleen Kaur, Katrina Palmer, Pilar Quinteros and Michael Rakowitz – will connect the coastlines of Essex, Kent and East Sussex from May to November 2021.
 
Curated by Tamsin Dillon, the Waterfronts series of works will be in Margate, Folkestone, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Gravesend and Southend-on-Sea.
 
Seawall will be outside the gallery on its east side.

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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.

GUSTAV METZGER
Jun 26 - Sep 1, 2021

EDUARDO CHILLIDA
Jun 26, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022
One of the foremost Spanish sculptors of the twentieth century, Eduardo Chillida (1924 – 2002) is widely celebrated for his monumental public sculptures and enduring fascination with interconnected shape, space and
organic form. Chillida challenged the constraints of materials such as iron and steel to redefine the language of postwar sculpture, drawing on a deep connection to his native Basque region. Chillida’s public sculptures were
commissioned globally and he travelled extensively to Paris, Greece, Umbria, Tuscany, Rome and Provence, each informing new artistic paths. Hauser & Wirth will present a significant body of sculptural works and drawings
displayed throughout the original farm buildings and surrounding outdoor landscape in Somerset. The exhibition will invite new encounters between Chillida’s work and the unique environment of Hauser & Wirth Somerset,
drawing parallels with the artist’s own vision for Chillida Leku, a public museum and sculpture park created during his lifetime that expanded the relationship between art and nature. Large and medium-sized sculptures ranging
from the illuminated appearance of alabaster, to the raw quality of granite, chamotte clay and iron, will be on view throughout the Threshing Barn, Pigsty and Workshop galleries. The sculptural presentation will be complemented
by a selection of paper works, including suspended Gravitations and figurative drawings verging on abstraction.
 
Hauser & Wirth supported the reopening of Chillida Leku in 2019 in order to share the artist’s life and practice with wider audiences, working closely with Chillida’s family and the local community to preserve the artist’s legacy. This will be the first cultural exchange project of its kind with the museum and the gallery in the UK, including a collaborative education and events programme over an extended six-month period.

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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

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Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm

Southampton Central



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