Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hugo Canoilas: "Morte sem fim" MNAC - The National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal

Jennifer Douglas, Paul Merrick: 'Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery' VITRINE, London

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Cath Campbell: 'Since the Middle Summer’s Spring' Head of Steam Museum, Darlington, UK

Workplace Gallery
Image: Cath Campbell, Since the Middle Summer's Spring, 2016, Ply, steel, cardboard, paper, model train and track, 350 x 230 x 150 cm (CC0095)
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK


Since the Middle Summer's Spring

Head of Steam Museum
North Road Station
Darlington DL3 6ST, UK
9July - 4September 2016
Tuesday - Sunday 10-4pm

'Since the Middle Summer's Spring' is a temporary commission for Darlington Head of Steam Museum by artist Cath Campbell.

Known for her interventions within in architecture, architectural models and drawings, Cath presents six small sculptures of railway stations between which a paper schooner travels along a model train track in a slow endless loop.

The work is a response to the Museum Collection, and explores the aesthetic of model architecture, model railways and the museum exhibit to create a dreamlike model world inspired by the epic voyage of a young woman from Southampton to Alexandria in 1858, in the company of the famous engineer Robert Stephenson.

Each sculpture depicts a railway station from a stopping point on their journey including Southampton Central Station, England, Mdina Station, Malta, Algeciras Station, Spain (near Gibraltar), Ramses Central Railway Station, Cairo, Egypt, Algiers Central Train Station, Algeria and Dijon-Ville Train Station, France. The boat is a model of Robert Stephenson's first yacht, Titania.

The work is commissioned for Meeting Point, led by contemporary art specialists Arts&Heritage. Meeting Point takes place at nine museums in the North East and Yorkshire from March to November 2016.

The project is funded by Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cath Campbell: 'Da Vinci Engineered' Amy Johnson Festival, Zebedee’s Yard, Hull, UK

Workplace Gallery

Image: Cath Campbell, Lighthouse, 2012, Cardboard, Perspex and paint, 38 x 18 x 18 cm (CC0045)

Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Da Vinci Engineered

Renaissance mechanics to contemporary art

Zebedee's Yard
Whitefriargate / Princes Dock Street


Saturday 2 July - Sunday 21 August 2016

Open daily 10am - 5pm
Last admissions 4pm


Claire Barber, Sabine Bieli, Savinder Bual, Cath Campbell, Clare Charnley, Nicola Dale, Nicola Ellis, Heinrich & Palmer, Simone Aaberg Kaern, Ruth Levene, Clare Mitten and Helen Schell


Curated by Lara Goodband


In association with Green Port Hull and University of Hull School of Engineering, supported by BAE Systems and Spencer Group.


Amy Johnson Festival themes of engineering, flight and creativity come together in this must-see exhibition, displayed in our specially constructed gallery in Zebedee's Yard.


Twelve faithful reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci's flight and wind machines loaned by Da Vinci Museum, Florence, demonstrate the remarkable prescience of this great artist and his engineering genius. Alongside these Renaissance machines, specially commissioned and selected works by contemporary artists respond to ideas of flight or explore the use of engineering in their conceptualisation, design or production.


This fascinating exhibition, curated by Lara Goodband, reminds us that the creativity of the engineer and the inspiration of the artist are two sides of the same coin of human endeavor and innovation.


A series of associated artists' talks and hands-on workshops for young people will take place throughout July and August. See the festival website for full details of these and other events.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Artist Talk with Marcus Coates & Brown's London Art Weekend

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Darren Banks: 'A-or-ist no.2 A kind of care or sustenance' Raven Row, London, UK

Workplace Gallery

Image: Darren Banks, Object Cinema, 2015, Single Channel HD Video 16:9, 5:26 minutes looped (DB0091) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

A-or-ist no.2

A kind of care or substenance

Raven Row
56 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS


A new magazine of contemporary writing on art and other subjects, the second issue of A-or-ist explores the idea of being 'a kind of care or sustenance'. At a moment when state-provided care is receding, what might it be to 'take care' of ourselves or others? What if we're all past caring - all already polluted, toxic?


Jenna Bliss will screen her film A History of Lincoln Detox (excerpt no. 2) (2016), which looks into what society considers to be 'drugs', how national legislation, foreign policy and agencies such as the CIA influence their availability, and the turn towards holistic treatments for addiction. The screening will be followed by comments from Arran James, a mental health nurse working in substance misuse and a contributor to the independent media platform openDemocracy.


This event at Raven Row has been organised by the A-or-ist contributor-editors.


A-or-ist writer Alice Hattrick will read from 'According to Alice', her regular column on perfume.


Issue no. 2 guest contributor Caspar Heinemann will read two poems in development: one on queer politics, chaos magic and neoliberalism; the other on food, gentrification and tabloid scare stories.


For this event, Darren Banks has made a special edit of his film Object Cinema (2015), to which Jamie Sutcliffe responds with a reading from his text published in A-or-ist, 'Mutational Media & Deep Time Thrombosis: On Darren Banks' Object Cinema'


Writer and publisher Huw Lemmey will present his work Pig Curious, a short visual account of a stake-out of Scotland Yard via the app Grindr, reflecting historical links between surveillance, spying and homosexuality.


Saxophonist Seymour Wright will perform a sound work written for the event, responding to the precept that we are all already toxified.


Launched in 2015 as 'a place for the elsewhere unfinished or otherwise disallowed', A-or-ist is produced by a collective of eight contributor-editors: Amy Budd, Hannah Gregory, Alice Hattrick, Lizzie Homersham, Shama Khanna, Naomi Pearce, Jamie Sutcliffe and Jonathan P. Watts. Each issue features newly commissioned texts by invited contributors; issue no. 2 includes new writing by Caspar Heinemann and Abondance Matanda.


A-or-ist is published by Eros Press. Copies of A-or-ist no. 2 will be available to purchase at a special launch price of £5 alongside other Eros Press publications.



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wolfgang Weileder: 'Transfer Laban' London Festival of Architecture, Canary Wharf, London, UK

Workplace Gallery

Image: Wolfgang Weileder, house-birmingham_1, 2004, Gelatine silver print on fibre based paper (WW0006) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Transfer Laban / Wolfgang Weileder

Tuesday 14th June 6-8pm

Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5JJ
Nearest tube: Canary Wharf (Jubilee, DLR)

Recreating the Façade of the Laban Building (Herzog & de Meuron, 1997) as a performative time-based sculpture whereby the shape and dimensions of a building are only momentarily revealed.

Through a process of simultaneous construction and deconstruction, each weekday over a two-week period, the 40m-long façade will appear section by section as the structure moves slowly across Montgomery Square until it is complete. Erected from white lightweight concrete blocks and a support system scaffolding structure, each section will be visible for a single day before being deconstructed and rebuilt as the next section in sequence.

The process will be recorded using time-lapse video and long exposure photography, capturing the entire façade as it materialises over time.

Working in collaboration with Charles Linehan and students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, a series of new dance performances has been developed in response to the work and will be present on site each day during intervals in the construction process at 12.30pm and 4.30pm.

Commissioned by Locus+ with funding from the Arts and Humanties Research Council and in partnership with the Canary Wharf Group.




Thursday, June 09, 2016

TONIGHT: 6 - 8pm Private View | Marcus Coates