Pick of the Week 2016

September's Picks selected by Francesca Hawkesworth

September 5 - 11

Space Interface II

KARST, Plymouth
Until Saturday 10 September

Space Interface II is a collaborative exhibition between Kranemann and Emmett who synthesise hybrid space through mixed reality performance.

'KARST is kicking off September with a new collaborative show Space Interface II by Eberhard Kranemann & Mathew Emmett exploring art and science, resynchronizing the boundaries of these themes through mixed reality performance within an immersive space. Within the space you will be side-by-side with works from their initial Space Interface exhibition in Weithorn Galerie, Düsseldorf (2015). Eberhand has worked closely and collaboratively with Joseph Beuys previously so this exhibition is set to be something special, testing a new site for a responsive installation.'

Guest Editor Francesca Hawkesworth

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September 12 - 18

Xavier Antin, The Eternal Network

Spike Island, Bristol
Until Sunday 18 September

For his first solo exhibition in the UK, French artist Xavier Antin presents a series of newly commissioned works that take as their starting point the independent publishing and printing house Beau Geste Press (BGP). From 1971 to 1976, BGP operated from a remote farmhouse in Devon where its founders – the Mexican artist couple Felipe Ehrenberg and Martha Hellion and the art historian David Mayor – gathered around them a ‘community of duplicators, printers and artisans’.

Guest Editor Francesca Hawkesworth

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September 19 - 25

Plymouth Art Weekender 2016

Venues across Plymouth
Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September

Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event taking place across the city. The Weekender confidently celebrates Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination.

'This is most certainly a must see event for visual art enthusiasts from around the region and beyond. The three-day ambitious event celebrates contemporary art across the city organised by Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP). This year for me it has been exciting to be a VAP activator working with the rest of the team to organise the weekender and planning the delivery of the Ocean Studios line up.

The weekender boasts diverse events and exhibitions from cultural organisations, empty spaces, houses and community groups connecting the city together. Following an open call for ideas, over 50 events feature local, national, and international artists including Douglas Gordon, Myriam Lefkowitz, Jock Mooney, Holly Davey, Katya Sander, Low Profile and a public art commission by art collective, Reactor. Exhibitions, talks, music, film, workshops, and performance.

Ocean Studios is extremely pleased to be taking part in the Plymouth Art Weekender again as it also celebrates a year of us being open to the public. The transition from last year to this has been phenomenal and the support of our artists has been key to delivering an even better lineup for this September including, Jock Mooney, Martyn Cross, Open Studios, Creative Collective Market, European outreach project ‘Light & Dark’, Family creative workshops and courtyard activities, refreshments and music within the courtyard.   

Navigating your way through the weekender is easy, using your own art map that will be available to collect from galleries, shops and libraries across Plymouth, as well as online at plymouthartweekender.com.'

Guest Editor Francesca Hawkesworth

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September 26 - October 2

Daphne Wright - Emotional Archaeology

Arnolfini, Bristol
Until Saturday 31 September

Over 25 years, Daphne Wright has pursued with relentless curiousity the ways in which materials can express our unspoken human preoccupations.

'Daphne Wright’s beautiful yet eerie work is a must-see if you are in Bristol this week. Daphne Wright has been in a range of shows previously including Qwaypurlake group exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and has shown internationally in New York and Boston. She will be representing Britain in the Venice Biennale 2017. Through her career she has influenced a selection of artists including Angela De La Cruz and Rachel Whiteread.

Her practice stems from found objects adapted with plaster, tinfoil, printmaking and performance to create forms which highlight themes of parenting and care, our relationship with animals and intimate domestic issues. Some of the pieces she has created have a certain calmness due to their white colour, however the work challenges our preconceived ideas of the purity of white, their forms being quite shocking, for example the piece 'Stallion', a horse on its back: is it playful or in distress?’

Guest Editor Francesca Hawkesworth

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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

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

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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