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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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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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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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Click to enlargeALFRED WALLIS REDISCOVERED
May 19 - Jun 20, 2021
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. He turned to painting when he was in his seventies and with no formal training, and used this creative outlet as a means to escape the isolation and loneliness that he felt following the passing of his wife. In his final year of his life, Wallis lived in a workhouse and here, with materials gifted to him by artist Ben Nicholson and art critic Adrian Stokes, he continued to recall and sketch his memories of the sea, shore and Cornish landscape.
 
Three sketchbooks made in his final year (1941-2), that are filled with drawings and paintings in varying styles, are the catalyst for this exhibition. Alfred Wallis Rediscovered will explore Wallis’ paintings from the Kettle’s Yard Collection, with particular attention to his later works and drawing practices. Wallis’ close friendship with the creator of Kettle’s Yard, Jim Ede, who purchased large numbers of the artist’s paintings in the 1930s, is demonstrated through their lively letter correspondence, which will be on display. Ben Nicholson described Wallis’ work in 1942 as ‘an immensely real experience’. This exhibition will shine new light on this innovative artist whose contribution to the development of modern art in Britain deserves closer attention.
 
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UNTITLED: ART ON THE CONDITIONS OF OUR TIME
Jun 10 - Oct 3, 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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LEEDS ART GALLERY

The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
0113 378 5350

www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery
art.gallery@leeds.gov.uk

Tue-Sat 10-4, Admission FREE

Leeds station 10 min walk



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ZADIE XA
May 18 - Sep 4, 2021
'Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers' is an immersive exhibition.

GEORGINA STARR : QUARANTAINE
May 18 - Sep 4, 2021

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MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL
0161 235 8888

www.manchesterartgallery.org

Wed-Sun 11-4

Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink tram to Mosley Street



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OUT OF THE CRATE
to Nov 28, 2021

WHAT IS MANCHESTER ART GALLERY? (AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?)
Aug 20, 2020 - Dec 26, 2021
And what does it mean to you?
In the first of our gallery spaces to be completely transformed since they were first hung in 2002, we are exploring the gallery itself. Manchester Art Gallery cares for a public collection of over 46,000 objects spanning six centuries of fine art, craft and design, costume and more. It has been collected by purchase, gift and bequest since 1827 up to the present day. It is part of Manchester City Council and funded through public and private money. The objects are collectively owned by the people of Manchester.
Manchester Art Gallery has been shaped by people: the public, artists, politicians, curators, staff, collectors, benefactors and visitors. Every object acquires different values, status and meanings over time. Every object and person has stories to tell.
The significance of a public collection is more than the accumulation of individual objects. Its core purpose is to encourage curiosity in everyone and inspire creativity in all aspects of life. Using the collection helps us better understand ourselves and others. The Gallery is part of the collective cultural soul of our city and it holds Manchester’s cultural wealth in trust for future generations.
A group of staff from across the Gallery have delved into the archives to select objects that reflect its origins as the Royal Manchester Institution, its subsequent history and a range of art and design. We have mixed up works from different times, made in a variety of materials by artists and makers from Manchester and across the world.
We have been asking ourselves the questions below about the gallery, we don’t know all the answers and we invite you to think about them too.

JADE MONTSERRAT CONSTELLATIONS: CARE & RESISTANCE
Nov 5, 2020 - Oct 31, 2021
An active research space supporting artist Jade Montserrat in creating new work to be acquired, exhibited and displayed by the Gallery.
 
Jade Montserrat creates works on paper and performances exploring race, the body and language. Over the next 6 months, she will make a major new work which will enter the collection. As part of this process we have created an active research space, showcasing her previous works on paper alongside artworks from the Gallery’s collection. Part gallery and part studio, we also present her notebooks, research, and art materials, giving us a unique insight into her artistic process.
 
Montserrat’s works are hung in conversation with pieces from the collection by Claudette Johnson, Mark Titchner and Ian Hamilton Finlay. These dialogues reveal new stories, expand existing ones, and explore multiple narratives. Montserrat is also interested in the structures of care in institutions, how works of art and people are looked after. Throughout this project we will look at artists from the collection that have empowered themselves and others through their practice. We will use this research to reflect on the importance of care within the field of activism and how care can be an act of resisting silence and oppression.

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MK GALLERY

900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
01908 676 900

www.mkgallery.org
info@mkgallery.org

Fri-Sun 10-5

Milton Keynes Central



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Click to enlargeMEMPHIS : PLASTIC FIELD
Dec 2, 2020 - Sep 12, 2021
Memphis: Plastic Field will explore the subversive and irreverent spirit of the 80's design group Memphis, bringing together over 150 of the collective’s most significant works whose bold and playful aesthetic pushed boundaries and sparked a new era in European design.

DOORSTOP DIARIES MK
May 18 - Jun 27, 2021
Doorstep Diaries MK is a photography project by Stace Photography, a Milton Keynes-based photography company. The project was an open call to households across Milton Keynes to have their photograph taken on their doorstep, free of charge, during the first COVID-19 national lockdown. It set out to support the community and share moments of positivity during a time of widespread uncertainty and challenge.
 
Featured in this exhibition are a series of images which show natural and authentic moments in the community. Shared smiles and laughter highlight genuine connections and togetherness. Many of the photographs are displayed on reclaimed wood from Milton Keynes.
 
The exhibition also features a compilation of filmed interviews with Milton Keynes residents. The interviews are part of Lockdown Lives MK, an ongoing project by Living Archive MK designed to document the lives and experiences of citizens during the lockdown and beyond. Living Archive MK is a charity which collects, preserves and shares the history and heritage of Milton Keynes. If you’d like to contribute your story to Lockdown Lives MK, please visit www.livingarchive.org.uk.

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NEW ART CENTRE

Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury SP5 1BG
01980 862 244

www.sculpture.uk.com
nac@sculpture.uk.com

By appt. Mon-Sat 11-4

London Waterloo to Salisbury or Andover


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NICHOLAS POPE: HEAVENLY SPACE
May 14 - Aug 30, 2021
Including sculpture, woodcuts and ceramics representing his experimental, process-driven and materially-focused approach, the show exemplifies the breadth of his work from the late 1970s to the present day. Brought together for the first time, these works communicate Pope’s comic yet deeply contemplative take on the fundamental aspects of what it means to be human.
 
Heavenly Space coincides with two other exhibitions of Pope’s work in the UK; at the Holburne Museum, Bath, and The Sunday Painter, London, the three concurrent exhibitions together offer an unprecedented overview of his unique contribution to sculpture. Pope (b. 1949, Sydney, Australia) represented Britain at the 1980 Venice Biennale, and previously showed at the New Art Centre in 2013.

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THE NEW ART GALLERY WALSALL

Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
01922 654 400

www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Wed–Sat 11–4, Sun 12–4

2 min walk from Walsall Station



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THE LIVING MEMORY PROJECT THE BLACK COUNTRY
Jan 1 - Sep 26, 2021
The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present the Living Memory Project’s, The Black Country. This exhibition marks the culmination of a four-year engagement with residents of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton in order to record, archive and celebrate everyday life stories and personal photographic collections.
 
To talk on record, to tell our life’s story, and give meaning to one’s personal and treasured photographs is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The experience can be at once emotional, cathartic, enlightening and ultimately life-affirming. To share these stories and photographs with others, online, in print, and through exhibitions, is to make the personal public and invite empathy, understanding and connection. These private stories and treasured images become part of our collective, cultural memory.
 
Geoff Broadway, Director – The Living Memory Project
 
The breadth of these personal accounts recorded from people living in the region encompass memories of post-war optimism in the 1940s, to reflections on today’s society. Set against a backdrop of cultural and economic change, the stories touch upon migration, identity, love, joy and loss, well as the importance of belonging.
 
A comprehensive new publication of the same title The Black Country brings together these stories and photographs, making visible the rich and varied life experiences of people from the .
 
Artists from across the region were commissioned to work with community groups and organisations in the Black Country to make new work that responded to the project’s central themes. From these collaborations the Living Memory Project hosted pop-up exhibitions, guided walks, seminars, collecting events and over 120 community workshops .
 
Displayed in the exhibition is work by participating artists Farhad Berahman, Anand Chhabra, Naomi Clarke, Anneka French, Lauren Hatchard, Andrew Jackson, Harmeet Chagger-Khan, Caroline Molloy, Leanne O’Conner, Mel Tomlinson and Lucy Turner. Using a variety of mediums including photography, film, sculpture, print and textiles, the artists explore themes that include identity, memory and dreams, forgotten places, work, historic events and migration.

ANJ SMITH : A WILLOW GROWS ASLANT THE BROOK
Jan 29 - Jun 6, 2021
The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by renowned British painter Anj Smith. Comprising of 23 paintings and prints, the show includes new and recent works, some seen for the first time in Walsall.
 
This is the largest presentation of the artist’s work in a UK public gallery to date and offers a rare opportunity to view a significant body of work together.
 
Painting provides a platform where time, space, gravity and perspective can be shifting and unstable. Within this malleable construct, Smith is endlessly inventive and creative, bringing together diverse and disparate objects and environments. The familiar and the unfamiliar, the contemporary and the archaic; all interweave to create intense and often psychologically charged works. Rich in detail, colour and texture, the intricacy of these works invites a slowing down and an offer of respite from frenetic consumption.
 
Each work is conceptually rigorous in its interrogation of the world around us. Drawing together source material ranging from designer fabrics and jewellery to the natural world, from the history of art and literature to popular culture, every detail is carefully selected and positioned to create multiple, fragmented and complex narratives. These seductively complex paintings draw us in, challenging assumptions and rejecting easy categorisation.

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NN CONTEMPORARY ART

24 Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP
01604 638 944

www.nncontemporaryart.org
info@nncontemporaryart.org

Gallery closed for relocation.

Northampton



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GALLERY RELOCATING
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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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NORWICH CASTLE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Castle Mound, Norwich NR1 3JU
01603 493 625 / 01603 493 648

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
museums@norfolk.gov.uk

Mon-Sat, 10am-4:30pm. Book tickets online. Gallery closed 24-28 December.

Train Stn 10 mins walk, Bus Stn 5 mins


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May 1 - Sep 1, 2021

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NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
0115 948 9750

www.nottinghamcontemporary.org
info@nottinghamcontemporary.org

Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Currently closed due to govt restrictions.

Tram: Lace Market 5 min walk from Nottingham Station

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ALLISON KATZ: ARTERY
May 22 - Oct 31, 2021
Titled Artery, Allison Katz's exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary will be the London-based Canadian artist's first institutional solo show in the UK. It is a collaboration with Camden Art Centre, where it will open in January 2022.
 
For more than a decade, Katz has been exploring painting's relationship to questions of identity and expression, selfhood and voice. Animated by a restless sense of humour and curiosity, her works articulate a tricksy language of recurring forms – roosters, monkeys and cabbages, among other things – that are by turns familiar and enigmatic. Katz's paintings, as well as her ceramics and posters, are frequently bodily (full of noses and gaping mouths) and relentlessly wordy, thick with puns and allusions. What emerges from these multilayered works is a sustained and critical pursuit of what the artist has called “genuine ambiguity”.
 
For Katz, “Artery” is a resonant and loaded title. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood, flowing from the heart to the rest of the body. Katz has said, “I want to emphasise the non-order of things, from inside to out.” Arteries are inside us (and “art” is nestled inside “artery”), but they also connect us: the “arterial” is used to describe major highways, subterranean cabling, branching rail networks and winding river systems. This exhibition is preoccupied by these networks and channels, by the spaces between inside and outside, you and me, experience and image.
 
Across both venues, Artery responds to the particularities of the gallery spaces and locations. At Nottingham Contemporary, the works will be installed along and behind a series of angled walls, apertures and peepholes; at Camden Art Centre, the exhibition will be reimagined, and be joined by new paintings and works in ceramic. All of the works in Artery were made during the last 18 months, in the midst of an ongoing series of national lockdowns. The questions they ask – of communication and connection, of intimacy without touching – are as much a response to this current moment as a continued exploration of themes that have persisted throughout painting's history.

ERIKA VERZUTTI
May 22 - Oct 31, 2021
The first solo presentation in a UK museum by the Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti (b.1971, São Paulo) gathers sculptures in bronze, cement and papier mâché from the past 15 years alongside a body of new work and a site-specific commission. Known for their sensuality of form, tactility of materials and anthropophagic approach to references, Verzutti’s sculptures push against the Neo-Modernist and conceptual canon of Brazilian art with irreverence and resolve. This survey draws together key examples of her vocabulary of recurring forms, which combine allusions to the natural kingdoms with references from art history.

Click to enlargeMÉLANIE MATRANGA: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
May 22 - Oct 31, 2021
The first institutional solo presentation in the UK by French artist Mélanie Matranga (b.1985). Featuring People (2020), a specially commissioned film and Matranga’s most ambitious moving image work to date, the exhibition will explore the complexities of human experience – from sexual encounter and intimacy, to detachment and vulnerability. Matranga’s practice is underpinned by an attentiveness to the politics of being together. This exhibition pushes these investigations further to question the dualities and contradictions of our interior and exterior lives, and our fraught relationship to language, images and memory.
 
The exhibition is generously supported by Fluxus, High Art, Paris / Arles and Karma International. People (2020) is co-produced by furiosa, Misia Films and Nottingham Contemporary.

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OPEN EYE GALLERY

19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP
0151 236 6768

www.openeye.org.uk
info@openeye.org.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5, open Bank Hols


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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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OUTPOST

10b Wensum St, Tombland, Norwich NR3 1HR
01603 612 428

www.norwichoutpost.org
questions@norwichoutpost.org

Thur-Sun 12-6 during exhibitions

10 mins from Norwich BR



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BETH MELLETT
Jun 24 - Aug 1, 2021
Private view Wed Jun 23 6pm - 9pm
Beth Mellett utilises a variety of digital media and processes to create representations of real life architecture and objects

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PETER VON KANT

40 Marine Court, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0DN
+44 (0)7958 492 687

www.petervonkant.com
mail@petervonkant.com

By appointment only

St Leonards Warrior Square Hastings


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Click to enlargeSALLY KINDBERG : FREEPORT
Jun 26 - Aug 28, 2021
Private view Sat Jun 26 4pm - 8pm
An exhibition text by Alasdair Duncan will accompany the show.

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PITT STUDIO AT EDGAR ST

4 Edgar Street, Worcester WR1 2LR
07595 397 861 / 01905 26917

www.pittstudio.com
info@pittstudio.com

Booking required, free admission

Worcester Foregate Street Birmingham New St / Birmingham BHX

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ANDY HOLDEN : WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
May 25 - Sep 18, 2021
An exhibition of selected works from the last 10 years to accompany the publication; Collected Free Labour edited by Tessa Norton and Tyler Woolcott, forward by Andrew Hunt. Exhibition supprted by Division of Labour and Wayne Warren.

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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
0117 929 2266

www.spikeisland.org.uk
admin@spikeisland.org.uk

Wed-Sun 12-4 during exhibitions. Gallery opens 6 Jan

Bristol Temple Meads / busM2 to Cumberland Road



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Click to enlargeVERONICA RYAN : ALONG A SPECTRUM
May 19 - Sep 5, 2021
Spike Island presents a major exhibition of new works by British artist Veronica Ryan (b. 1956, Montserrat). Supported by Freelands Foundation through the Freelands Award, this is Ryan’s largest and most ambitious exhibition in the UK to date.
 
Ryan is best known for her sculpture that is evocative of shapes, forms and objects from the natural world. Over the years, she has experimented with scale, material and technique while remaining focused on the interplay between conflicting opposites: revelation and concealment, container and contained, absence and presence. Her work sits at the intersection between materiality and idea, and enquires into the processes by which objects carry and construct meaning.
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THE TETLEY

Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ
0113 320 2323

www.thetetley.org
info@thetetley.org

Wed-Sun 11-4



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MEL BRIMFIELD
Mar 18 - Aug 30, 2021
Mel Brimfield's interdisciplinary and collaborative practice is rooted in scripted performance, incorporating live work, moving image, staged audio, installation and drawing. Operating at the intersection of theatre, live art and film, Brimfield's work aims to bring audiences for the arts together and erode historic distinctions between creative fields.
 
From This World, to That Which Is to Come takes its title from John Bunyan's 1678 parable The Pilgrim's Progress, which describes a fictional pilgrimage from 'The City of Destruction' to 'The Celestial City'. Brimfield reimagines this tale as a loose allegory for a collapse of mental health and the fraught journey to recovery.
 
This exhibition marks the culmination of two years' work, based on a research residency at Bethlem Royal Hospital's National Psychosis Unit and Kings College Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in 2018-19. Brimfield conducted interviews and workshops collecting personal testaments from patients, carers, nursing staff, neuroscientists, clinicians and activists. The resulting series of works explore the alienating effects of mental ill health and treatment at an individual, familial and societal level, whilst presenting a celebration of the radical potential of collective creative action and kindness.
 
After nearly a year's delay imposed by the global pandemic, the opening of this timely exhibition is an urgent reminder of our deep need for community. During lockdown, Brimfield has produced an additional series of introspective, personal works reflecting on her own lived experience of mental illness.

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UHARTS

Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB
01707 285 395

www.uharts.co.uk
uharts@herts.ac.uk

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

Hatfield / busCollege Lane



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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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THE WHITWORTH

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
0161 275 7450

www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
whitworth@manchester.ac.uk

Wed-Sun 11-4. Gallery is temporarily closed. Check website for opening times.

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May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

Click to enlargeIMRAN PERRETTA: THE DESTRUCTORS
May 17 - Aug 29, 2021
The Whitworth presents a new 2-screen film by London-based artist Imran Perretta. Drawing on the artist’s own experience as a young man of Bangladeshi heritage, the film explores personal and collective experiences of marginalisation and oppression. Shot on location in Tower Hamlets, East London, it reconsiders the figure of alienated male youth, exploring the complexities of ‘coming of age’ for young Muslim men living in the UK.
 
The film is produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund. It premiered at Spike Island on 27 September until 8 December 2019, continuing onto partner venues throughout 2020-21. The exhibition at the Whitworth has been made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Whitworth.

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WYSING ARTS CENTRE

Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2TX
01954 718 881

www.wysingartscentre.org
info@wysingartscentre.org

Wysing's site is closed until further notice. Our programme is currently online.

/ busNo. 18 bus from Cambridge



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Click to enlargeWYSING BROADCASTS
Through 2021
Wysing Broadcasts is an online platform for in-progress research and new work from artists working within Wysing Art Centre’s programme.
 
Find new work, artist interviews, exhibition films and podcasts in the Discover section and research, recommendations and references in the Explore section.
 
Visit Wysing Broadcasts here: wysingbroadcasts.art/

AMPLIFY 2020/21
Apr 1 - Jun 17, 2021
See the work created by the 10 artists who have been part of AMPlify 2020/21, our alternative learning programme for artists aged 18 to 25 years to test new approaches and ideas.
 
AMPlify is an alternative learning programme for artists aged 18 to 25 years to test new approaches and ideas through workshops and talks, whilst also having time to develop their own work. In 2020/21 AMPlify took place entirely online, to explore how digital tools and games can be used to create and develop future visions of the world. The artists participated in workshops and mentoring, with the option to work towards a Gold Arts Award.
 
The work spans a range of topics and perspectives around identities and experiments in media across animation, video, sound and interactive work.
 
The 10 artists who took part in AMPlify this year were Lauren Clifford-Keane, Kelly Emelle, Jules Fennell, Poppy Jones-Little, Lucie MacGregor, Rosemary Moss, Alexis Parinas, Johanna Saunderson, O. S. Warren and Frances Whorrall-Campbell. The work spans a range of topics and perspectives around identities and experiments in media across animation, video, sound and interactive work.
 
The participating artists were supported by contributing and mentoring artists Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Anna Bunting-Branch and Robin Buckley (rkss) and mentoring artists Laura Fox and Harold Offeh.

NET//WORK ONLINE EXHIBITION
May 4 - Jun 7, 2021
We are pleased to announce an online exhibition of work by British Council Net//Work Residency artists Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Uma Breakdown,and Leyya Mona Tawil, presented on our Wysing Broadcasts site 4 May - 7 June. : wysingbroadcasts.art/
 
British Council in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre and Digital Arts Studios.

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YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
01924 832 631

www.ysp.co.uk
info@ysp.co.uk

Open daily: Grounds 10-6, Galleries 10-5

1 mile from M1 junction 38 Wakefield Westgate



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DAMIEN HIRST
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 1, 2022
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents four major sculptures by Damien Hirst in the 18th-century Country Park.

JOANA VASCONCELOS : BEYOND
Mar 7, 2020 - Jan 9, 2022

ALISON MILNER: DECORATIVE MINIMALIST
Mar 27 - Jun 27, 2021
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents an exhibition exploring human relationships between buildings, landscape and wellbeing.
 
Artist, designer and maker Alison Milner refers to herself as a ‘Decorative Minimalist’ – being inspired by the geometry of nature and by a simple, minimal use of materials. The relationship between nature and the man-made is a key theme in Milner’s work and many of her artworks illustrate landscapes, architecture, nature and wildlife.
 
Yorkshire Sculpture Park and its 500 acres of historic landscape have heavily influenced Milner’s latest exhibition, opening on 27 March in the YSP Centre. The exhibition explores our relationships between nature and the built environment through her creative use of imagery and materials.
 
Decorative Minimalist features a large-scale, illustrated tile mural entitled Walk in the Park. Designed exclusively for YSP, the mural consists of 160 ceramic tiles that capture the everyday life and soul of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Yorkshire’s elemental weather, iconic works by Henry Moore and James Turrell, historic architecture such as Bretton Hall and the 18th century chapel, large sculptures being installed, a medley of wildlife by the lakes, and families enjoying a stroll, reinforce Milner’s and YSP’s belief that spending time outdoors surrounded by works of art and nature is good for your mind and body.

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