Pick of the Week 2015

June's Picks Selected by Pippa Jones

June 22-28

Dan Holdsworth: Spatial Objects

Southampton City Art Gallery
Until Monday 31 August

Dan Holdsworth (b. 1974) explores the relationship between landscape photography, science and technology.

'Having just returned from a trip to California, it doesn’t surprise me to see how the landscape of this part of the world has inspired so many artists. In Spatial Objects, Dan Holdsworth takes aerially scanned scientific data of geological landscapes from the American West and inspiration from Minimalist sculpture of the 1960's and 1970's to create extraordinary 3D virtual models of pure colour and light.'

Guest Editor Pippa Jones

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June 15-21

Weather Station (Part 1)

OSR Projects
Saturday 20 June  – Saturday 11 July

Weather Station is a mobile pavilion for the collection of images, objects and ideas. An artist-led response to flooding and extreme weather, exploring the changing relationship we have with landscape and the natural world.

'Collaboration comes in many different guises - OSR projects describe Weather Station Part 1 as being more "cumulative" than “collaborative” - their mobile pavilion has been passed from one artist to the next, each gathering images, objects and ideas in response to flooding and extreme weather.'

Guest Editor Pippa Jones

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June 8-14

They Told Me a Tale

Penryn Museum
Until Wednesday 24 June

Field Notes CIC presents two exhibitions and a series of one off events exploring the intriguing and eclectic collection of Penryn Museum.

They Told Me A Tale presents new work by two artists, Richard Baines and Matthew Benington. Both artists travelled through time and local history to make new work. Richard followed the travels of a narwhal tusk from Penryn to Canada and back to Penryn; discovering shanties that chart early voyages to Newfoundland. Matt’s journey into the museum’s collection focused on discovering the stories and faces of the town; his large scale etching is based on an old photograph of Penryn Town Hall and Museum.

'Always great to see new collaborations bringing fresh light to old ways and practices. New Expressions 3 is a national scheme to bring artists and museums together and this week in the SW region there’s a chance to see new work by artists Richard Baines and Matthew Benington inspired by some of the very old objects and images in the Penryn Museum.'

Guest Editor Pippa Jones

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June 1-7

The Other Art Fair Bristol

bristol.theotherartfair.com at Arnolfini

Friday 5  – Sunday 7 June
Preview: Friday 5-9.30pm
Opening hours: Saturday 10-7pm, Sunday 10-6pm
Admission Fee: £5

As the UK's leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair gives art lovers the unique opportunity to buy directly from 70 of the best emerging and undiscovered artists.

Tracey Emin will launch an exclusive collection of limited edition works at the fair. Signed prints will be available to buy for only £50.

'Exciting to have the first regional outing of the Other Art Fair in Bristol - the event, to be launched by Tracey Emin, is all about launching the careers of undiscovered artists with an opportunity to buy directly from 70 different artists alongside live art, music and curated talks.'

Guest Editor Pippa Jones

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What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Empire Through the Lens

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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