Pick of the Week 2017

February's Picks, selected by HA HA Gallery

January 30-February 5


The Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Until Sunday 5 February

A collective of local artists will be showcasing entirely new bodies of work in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard. Shambles, meaning a butcher’s slaughterhouse, refers to the space once used as an abattoir.

'WOO HOO! Friend of HA HA Rhys Morgan is back, collaborating with Jack Cranberry-Todd in a group show at Slaughterhouse. Royal William Yard looks amazing; definitely worth a visit to check out the hot wild talent of Plymouth. Very ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ - love an abattoir!'

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February 6-12

IBT17 Lost In Trans - Dickie Beau

Trinity Centre
Thursday 9 February, 9pm-10pm

Lost in Trans uses Beau’s compelling playback aesthetic to create a vivid constellation of characters. Channeling voices he sees as being misplaced, or misunderstood, Beau breathes new life into found sound, ‘re-writing’ audio artifacts with his body to become a performed archive of the missing.

'Dickie Beau performing in Southampton on a steamboat was the best night of my life. It really whet the appetite for more more more of this fabulous cabaret sensation. Dickie does a fantastic Kenneth Williams. Catch the show at the Trinity Centre in Bristol as part of In Between Time Festival. Other great performance picks from the festival include HA HA alumnus Tim Etchells, and Rosana Cade at Arnolfini.'

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February 13-19

Rachel Maclean, Feed Me

Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix
Saturday 18 February, 3.30pm

Spacex presents artist Rachel Maclean’s film, commissioned by FVU and Hayward Touring for British Art Show 8. Supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

Modern life feeds us the line that happiness comes when we follow our desires. If you have a dream, then chase it. But what if what made us happy only ever created an ever-bigger hole to fill? Inspired by fairytales, horror films and TV talent shows Feed Me offers a sharp critique of contemporary culture.

'Recently shown as part of British Art Show 8 in Southampton, Feed Me by Rachel MacLean is a ‘too cute’ internet horror story. Catch Rachel while you still can: she’s representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale this year and she’s blowing up like Sean Paul and Blu Cantrell.'

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February 20-26

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Royal West of England Academy
Until Sunday 19 March

In bringing together art and literature, Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter explores the enormous impact of author and journalist Angela Carter - one of the most distinctive literary voices of the last 100 years.

'If you’re like me and there is nothing you like more than a feminist goth, then this is the show for you. Mysticism, sexuality, fantasy – this show’s got it all. Featuring work related to the work of the great writer Angela Carter, artists exhibited include Marc Chagall, Ana Maria Pacheco and Wendy Mayer.'

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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

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