Pick of the Week 2014

August's Guest Editor: Leela Clarke

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This August we welcome Bristol-based visual arts producer, writer and Co-Director of Hand in Glove, Leela Clarke.

Hand in Glove is a nomadic group of artists and curators who collectively produce projects to support and showcase emerging artists and artist-led activity. Founded in 2009, our aim is to bring emerging artistic talent to the fore, creating a platform for artists at a crucial stage in the development of their careers. We organise, curate and support a range of events, exhibitions and initiatives in a variety of contexts, with a focus on process, dialogue and exchange. Our nomadic working method allows for flexibility and diversity in the projects we produce as well as the opportunity for Hand in Glove to engage with a range of locations and curatorial approaches. By establishing professional and social relationships with a range of artists, we aim to develop a strong network, which is continually evolving to support and facilitate future collaborations.

Recent Hand in Glove projects include Surfacing with Emma Ewan, Rebecca Ounstead and Will Kendrick for the Bristol Art Weekender (2014); PLATFORM 13 with Rachael Gomery, Plymouth Arts Centre (2013); i didn’t see you there, Public Realm Commission with Anne Deeming, Bristol (2013); PLATFORM commission, professional development and group exhibition opportunities for recent graduates (2012/13); INTERPLAY, celebration of artist-led practice and collaboration, Bristol (2012); Stapleton Road Tavern project space, Bristol (2012); GLOVE BOX project space, Bristol (2011).

Leela is also currently working with curators Theresa Bergne and Jes Fernie on Future Perfect, a programme of public art commissions for Hengrove in south Bristol and is Project Coordinator for artist Luke Jerram. Her writing has been published by Aesthetica Magazine, Axisweb, Nom de Strip, this is tomorrow and Photomonitor.


Twitter: @LeelaClarke / @HandinGloveNews

Image: Interplay at the Z-Shed, Hand in Glove event, 2012. Photo courtesy of Tom Ketteringham

What's On

Family Saturdays

Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF

Monday 01 October 2018 – Thursday 31 October 2019

Craft Workshops

Various Venues

Friday 08 February 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Life Drawing Classes

Lostwithiel , PL22 0BP

Thursday 14 March 2019 – Sunday 08 March 2020

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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