Current Events #35. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 35 of 2016.
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100 x Madonna
7-17 September 2016
Opening event: 8 September 6.30–9pm. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accompanying workshops and events: Family Triptych Creation – Paper Making – Life Drawing – Clay Workshop – Gong Meditation – Dance Beliefs and Common Ground Conversation, details on Art Catcher website. Facebook event page.
The Crypt Gallery
Edge of Ordinary 5
30 August – 11 September 2016
Ceramics, video, installation and 2D work. Charlie Dillon, Pamela Gerrie, Joanna Gilbert, Jiji Kim, Gail Olding,Gosia Poraj, Claire Weinstock. Curated by Charlie Dillon & Gail Olding. Private View: 1 September.
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
Jenny Matthews: Sapphire Skies
12th Aug – 12th Sept
Award winning watercolourist Jenny Matthews third solo exhibition at Union Gallery.
4 Drumsheugh Place
Mary Lloyd Jones: Colour Notes
August 21 – September 10 2016
Mary Lloyd Jones, this year’s recipient of the Glyndŵr Award, is inspired by the Welsh landscape. The foundation of Mary’s work is a personal, layered language of colour in response to the experience of particular locations, using maps and prehistory.
Museum of Modern Art Wales, MOMA Machynlleth (Foyer Gallery)
The Tabernacle, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth
Kaleidoscope: It’s Me To The World
August 19 – November 11 2016
An exhibition of highlights from the history of the gallery and reflects on some of the key ideas in contemporary art over the past half a century. The artists in this exhibition adopt forms from nature and employ the body to explore ideas relating to memory, space, land, politics and endurance. This fourth exhibition in the Kaleidoscope series features Marina Abramović, Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Helen Chadwick, Dorothy Cross, Richard Long, Agnes Martin, Otobong Nkanga, Yoko Ono and Hannah Rickards.
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke St
David Hockney: I draw, I do
19 August – 16 October 2016
I draw, I do is the first significant presentation of Hockney’s work in Ireland. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s formative years at Bradford Regional College of Art in the 1950s and how the training and experimentation pursued there stayed with him and was further drawn on throughout his career. Works on display include rarely seen anatomical and observational drawings, early graphite portraits as well as the print series Rakes Progress (1961-63): a semi-autobiographical story about Hockney, the ‘rake’, and the down and outs he met in New York in the early 1960s. The format, story and numbering system in this series is based on William Hogarth’s 1735 suite of prints of the same title. In addition to these early pieces, also on display are significant later works which demonstrate Hockney’s continued interest in pushing the boundaries of drawing practice using new technologies.
The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)
10 Exchange Street West
An Amateur’s Passion: Lord Fitzwilliam’s Print Collection
August 9, 2016 – January 29, 2017
The Fitzwilliam Museum’s founder, Lord Fitzwilliam, was an enthusiastic collector of prints. In his lifetime he amassed around 40,000 loose impressions and devoted significant time and energy arranging them into albums of varying sizes to keep on the shelves of his library. His collection reflects his broad taste, ranging from etchings by Rembrandt to works by other highly skilled but less fashionable printmakers. This exhibition looks at what interested Fitzwilliam most in acquiring and ordering his print collection and will feature examples of his albums, rarely seen in public but offering a fascinating insight into the mind of a late 18th century collector.
Fitzwilliam Museum (Charrington Print Room)
Winifred Knights (1899-1947)
8 June – 18 September 2016
The first major retrospective of the artist’s work reunites all of her completed paintings for the first time since their creation.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Beatrix Potter- Watercolours And Photographs From The Collection
August 7 – October 30 2016
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth Perth Museum & Art Gallery will be offering a rare chance to see to see some of her lesser known watercolours and photographs. Although best known for her children’s books, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter was also a keen naturalist and conservationist. Her love of flora and fauna led her to becoming a noted mycologist, a specialist in fungi. Perth Museum is fortunate to have a number of her studies which will be displayed together with some of the photographs she took whilst holidaying in Perthshire. These include a photo of the pet rabbit she called Benjamin Bouncer later to be the inspiration for Benjamin Bunny.
Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Visscher Redrawn: 1616-2016
20 February – 20 November 2016
Claes Janszoon Visscher’s 1616 engraving is one of the most iconic images of medieval London: a low-rise cityscape dominated by the spires and steeples of its churches. Four hundred years on, artist Robin Reynolds has recreated the 6.6ft panorama to depict the brilliant architecture of today’s metropolis. Published in the year of Shakespeare’s death, Visscher’s engraving is one of the few visual records of London before much of it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. To commemorate the landmark anniversaries of 350 years since the Fire and 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, the two artworks will be displayed side-by-side.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Yard, off Gresham Street
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The image at the top is:
Watercolour on paper 75x55cm
by Jenny Matthews who is showing at Union Gallery in Edinburgh.