Current Events #36. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 36 of 2016.
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30 August – 14 September 2016
Solo printmaking show of linocut prints depicting racing cyclists by Lisa Takahashi to celebrate the arrival of the Tour of Britain in Bristol.
Clifton Contemporary Art
25 Portland Street
ALAN SMITH – not shy but retiring
1 – 30 September 2016
A small exhibition with big names to mark Alan Smith’s retirement from The Royal College of Art where he ran the etching area for 32 years.
The artists include: Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, Stephen Chambers RA, Eileen Cooper OBE RA, Mila Furstova RWA, Tony Dyson RE, Cathy Pilkington RA, and Chris Orr MBE RA, amongst others.
383 Hoe Street
Legless Birds of Paradise
16 July – 11 September 2016
Polish artist Anna Katarzyna Domejko continues her collaboration with the Collective//Pod with a brand new exhibition, in which Domejko presents new paintings and a new painting installation as a response to the pre-act and post-act fear within the recent social and political landscape.
Facebook event page.
Commissioned by Collective//Pod and curated by Martin Green, the work will be presented across three sites in Coventry:
– CCCA (Coventry Centre of Contemporary Arts) at Fargo Village, Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5ED.
– The Pod, 1A Lamb Street, Coventry, CV1 4AE.
– CV1 Large Screen in Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD.
Coventry Centre for Contemporary Arts
The Shed, Fargo village
31 August – 12 October 2016
Fylingdales Group of Artists’ 84th annual exhibition of painting, drawing and original print.
Pannett Art Gallery
Whitby, North Yorkshire
We work in the dark, we do what we can, we give what we have
2 September – 1 October 2016
Alice Anderson, Phil Illingworth, Evy Jokhova. Artists discussion in the gallery Saturday 17 September 2pm. This exhibition takes inspiration from ‘The Europeans’, a novel by Rye author Henry James on the 100th anniversary of his death. The exhibition is a contemporary reflection on James’ tale of the relationship between ex-pats who cling onto the traditions and etiquette of their homeland much more fiercely than their less restrained, visiting cousins.
Rye Creative Centre
Rye, East Sussex
Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust: First Decade
9 – 17 September 2016
Celebrating the work of the first ten artists to be awarded the prize in a commemorative group exhibition. The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust collaborates with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a postgraduate painting student. Curator Catherine Lampert and Gallerist Pilar Ordovas have selected the winners from the RCA Summer degree show. The prize comprises a studio for a year at SPACE, a financial contribution towards materials, tutorial support provided by the RCA and an exhibition at the end of the year. By bringing together all ten recipients: Laura Oldfield Ford (2007), Lydia Gifford (2008), Caroline Walker (2009), Gareth Cadwallader (2010), Nicholas Pankhurst (2011), Matthew La Croix (2012), Katrin Koskaru (2013), Jonathan Lux (2014), David Cyrus Smith (2015) and Seung Ae Lee (2016) the exhibition offers an opportunity to reassess each artist’s development.
Marlborough Fine Art
6 Albemarle Street
Cruel and Tender
25 August – 11 September 2016
Vacuous Gallery has organised a group exhibition with Mel Cole, Espen Erichsen, Sharon Leahy-Clark, Kate Lyddon, James Pyman, Corinna Spencer and Laura White.
Studio One Gallery
7–9 Wandsworth Plain
8 – 30 September 2016
Drawings and collages of Dalston by Camilla Brueton showing in a rooftop bar in Hackney with stunning views of the City.
1 Westgate Street
Sea to Shore
6 – 17 September 2016
Invited local artists exhibit their current work: paintings, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery.
268 High Street
The Greatest little Art Show & Raffle 2
exhibition: 8 September – 1 October 2016
raffle draw: 1 October.
Online raffle sales close 30 Sept at 6pm sharp.
A secret postcard fundraising event with 100 postcard-sized pieces of art to raffle, from local special needs school children, artists, local luminaries and a very famous street artist. The funds raised this year will help pay the community centre rent and also help pay for up to 50 local people to have a warm bed for the night in the emergency night shelter.
Opening night: Thursday 8th September 6.30-9.30. All the postcards will be on display, you can meet most of the artists. Closing gala and raffle draw starts at 2pm, 1st October.
The Mill on Coppermill Lane
7-11 Coppermill Lane
13-18 September 2016
Eleven artists explore their relationships with and approaches to contemporary urban and rural landscape: John Adams, Helen Benson, Margaret Crutchley, Bozena Czyz, Raina Goran, El Jordan, Judith Moule, Clive Patterson, Jenny Price, Jim Vernon, Cary Whitworth. Organised by Clive Patterson. Private View: Thursday 15 September 6-9pm
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
September 13 – September 18 2016
An exhibition showing the variety and vitality of contemporary print. Loop Artists annual exhibition: Anna Alcock, Lynne Blackburn, Anthony Broad, Andrew Carter, Richenda Court, Frank Dolphin, Marianne Ferm, Jane Lacy Hodge, Julie Hoyle, Fabienne Khial, Janet Milner, Jackie Newell, Ann Norfield, Ralph Overill, Elizabeth Peer, Sumi Perera, Sharon Reeves, Annee Robson, Handan Sadikoglu, Lucinka Soucek, Maki Takizawa, John Tate, Susan Turner and Pauline Wood. Facebook event page.
48 Hopton Street
Night, Nature and the City
14 – 25 September 2016
Paintings, prints and photographs inspired by night, nature, the city and imaginary landscapes, by Michelle Dow, Cherie Elia, Jane Musgrove, Melanie Donaldson, Wendy Charlton and Natalie Jobanputra.Opening: 14 Sep 2016, 6.30-8.30pm,
Peggy Jay Gallery, Burgh House
New End Square
Age of Enlightenment
5 August – 15 September 2016
A new body of wood engraving by Hilary Paynter, specially commissioned by Devon Guild of Craftsmen, offering a refreshing view of age and ageing, informed by dialogue with inter-generational groups. Also features work by filmmaker and wood engraver Leonie Bradley, who has worked as the second artist on the project. The project is part of The Baring Foundation’s Late Style Artists Commission Series. The Baring Foundation has pioneered support for a wide range of arts programmes supporting older people to enjoy and take part in the arts. This exhibition is part of NDArt Trek open studios.
Moose Hall, Trinity Street
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The image at the top is:
by printmaker Lynne Blackburn who is showing at Bankside Gallery with Loop.