Between things

The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex CO1 1UE
15 April – 10 June 2017

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Exhibiting alongside: Ben Coode-Adams, Celia Pym, Clare Iles, Paris Essex, Sharon Leahy-Clark, Stafford Schmool and Will Cruickshank.

Curated by Ben Coode-Adams and Kaavous Clayton. Supported by Arts Council England.

A colour catalogue, designed by Marcia Mihotich, with essays by Linda Theophilus and Katherine Wood, is available from The Minories
the.minories@colchester.ac.uk 01206 712437

Photography: Douglas Atfield

09 June 2017

What do I need to do to make it OK?

Touring exhibition, installed at Forty Hall, Enfield, North London EN2 9HA
25 August – 20 November 2016

sedream

Someone else’s dream, 2014-16, series of reworked hand knitted jumpers, mixed fibres

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I’m so bloody sad, 2015, machine knitted wool, foam, sand, knitting needles, 980 × 400 × 2100 mm

What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK? is an investigation into damage and repair, disease and medicine, and the healing and restoration of landscapes, bodies, minds and objects through stitch and other media. Exhibiting alongside: Dorothy Caldwell, Saidhbhín Gibson, Celia Pym and Karina Thompson.

Make it OK? is a touring exhibition, curated by Liz Cooper, supported by Arts Council England and the International Textile Research Centre of the University for the Creative Arts.
Exhibition tour schedule

Photography: Douglas Atfield

12 February 2017

COUNTER_FITTERS

Geddes Gallery, 26 Caledonian Road, London N1
25 – 27 February 2016

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Exhibiting alongside: Hermione Allsopp, Helen Bermingham, Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Justin Hibbs, Evy Jokhova, Nick Kaplony, Caroline Lambard, Alex March, Marion Michell, Micheala Nettell, Lex Thomas, David Ben White, Alice Wilson and Ben Woodeson.

Curated by Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis and Evy Jokhova

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Photography: Evy Jokhova, Micheala Nettell, Alice Wilson

13 May 2016

Brocki

Blackwater Polytechnic, Feering, Essex
20 – 27 September 2015

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Exhibiting alongside: Ben Coode-Adams, Simon Collins, Dale Devereux Barker, Sara Impey, The Paintbox (Simon Emery) and Typoretum (Justin Knopp).

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Photography: Douglas Atfield

26 October 2015

What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK?

Touring exhibition, opened at Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11
27 August – 1 November 2015

sobloodysad

I’m so bloody sad, 2007-2015, machine knitted wool, foam, sand, knitting needles, 980 × 400 × 2100 mm

What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK? is an investigation into damage and repair, disease and medicine, and the healing and restoration of landscapes, bodies, minds and objects through stitch and other media.

The exhibition’s five artists have varied approaches to the theme: Dorothy Caldwell’s hand-stitching explores how humans have marked and visualised landscapes from the Arctic to Australia to create maps of land and memory. Whilst Freddie Robins uses precision machine-knitting, combining hand-crafted and found objects to examine preoccupations with crime, illness and fear; Karina Thompson’s high-tech embroideries navigate complex data, from cardiology scans to bones exhumed from a medieval cemetery for lepers. Celia Pym’s interest in process has led her to knit her way round Japan and to rescue discarded garments – and Saidhbhín Gibson’s work focuses on our human interactions with landscape, showcased in stitch-led interventions with natural objects. With deliberate ambiguity in their titles, her work poses the question: is it art that makes things better, or nature?

Curated by Liz Cooper

Make it OK? is a touring exhibition supported by Arts Council England and the International Textile Research Centre of the University for the Creative Arts.
Exhibition tour schedule

Photography: Eoin Carey

17 September 2015

Liberties

Touring exhibition curated by Day + Gluckman
The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, 22 October 2016 – 7 January 2017
Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1, 2 July – 21 October 2015

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Mad Mother, 2015, machine and hand knitted wool, 2300 × 1520 × 20 mm

Bad Mother, 2013, machine knitted wool, machine knitted lurex, expanding foam, knitting needles, glass beads, sequins, dress pins, crystal beads on maple wood shelf, 780 × 160 × 160 mm. Private Collection

Liberties, an exhibition of contemporary art reflecting on 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act.

Works by over 20 women artists will reflect the changes in art practice within the context of sexual and gender equality since the introduction of the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) in the UK. Some artists confront issues that galvanised the change in law whilst others carved their own place in a complex and male dominated art world. From the radical movements of the 1960s and 70s, the politics of the 80s, the boom of lad culture in the 1990s to the current fourth wave of feminism, encouraged largely through and because of social media, all of the artists’ question equality and identity in very different ways.

The exhibition presents a snapshot of the evolving conversations that continue to contribute to the mapping of a woman’s place in British society. Body, femininity, sex, motherhood, economic and political status are explored through film, photography, sculpture, performance and painting.

Exhibiting alongside: Guler Ates, Helen Barff, Sutapa Biswas, Sonia Boyce, Jemima Burrill, Helen Chadwick, Sarah Duffy, Rose English, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Alison Gill, Helena Goldwater, Joy Gregory, Margaret Harrison, Alexis Hunter, Frances Kearney, EJ Major, Eleanor Moreton, Hayley Newman, Monica Ross, Jo Spence, Jessica Voorsanger, Alice May Williams and Carey Young.

Liberties is part of A Woman’s Place project curated by Day + Gluckman
awomansplace.org.uk/liberties-london
awomansplace.org.uk/liberties-cornwall

Photography: Stephanie Rushton

27 August 2015

Basketcase

Basketcase

Basketcase, 2015, machine knitted wool, crocheted lurex, wicker basket,
260 × 520 × 260 mm

Photography: Douglas Atfield

01 April 2015

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