Pick of the Week 2018

March's Picks selected by Ros Carter

March 5 – 11

Image Credit: Iman Issa Material for a sculpture recalling the destruction of a prominent public monument in the name of national resistance (2010) Installation detail. Photograph by Serkan Taycan. Courtesy the artist and Rodeo

Iman Issa, Material for 2018

Spike Island

Until Sunday 15 April

Working across sculpture, text, video, photography and sound, Issa questions the possibility of addressing the collective through individual experience. She is interested in how forms can carry personal and political significance, often making reference to places, figures or events that have a personal resonance.

'Questioning the function of public sculpture and monuments, this is another fantastic show at Spike Island. Iman Issa is an artist based in Cairo and New York, whose works explore the relationship between history, memory, language and objects. Issa’s works are shown and collected by major museums internationally, and she has received a number of high profile awards and prizes in recent years.'  

Guest Editor Ros Carter

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March 12 – 18

Image Credit: Michael Petry, 2017

Michael Petry: In the Realm of the Gods

The Holburne Museum

Until Sunday 8 April

In the Realm of the Gods explores the ley lines hidden beneath the city of Bath since the time of the Ancient Britons.

'Working with students from Plymouth College of Art and a glass maker from Stroud, Michael Petry has created a poetic and poignant glass ley line that echoes and investigates the ancient ley lines that lie under the City of Bath.'

Guest Editor Ros Carter

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March 19 – 25

Assembled Spaces


Until Saturday 7 April

The work in Assembled Spaces is informed by Asger Jorn's theorem about the impossibility of producing an artwork that is not already alienated from the existing 'real' or 'normal' outside world, and which is positioned at the intersection between the physiology and psychology of perception.

'An exhibition of works by Tine Bay Lührssen, Nina Brauhauser and Ilka Helmig. Heavily influenced by the Danish Situationist, Asger Jorn, the artists have created works that question ideas of spatial perception.'

Guest Editor Ros Carter

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March 26 – April 1

Image Credit: Reissue of Calyx, Lucienne Day (Heal's Wholesale & Export 1951) Classic Textiles 2003

Lucienne Day: Living Design

New Brewery Arts

Until Sunday 20

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of most influential designers of the post-war generation, Lucienne Day.

'A wonderful show originated at The Gallery at Arts University Bournemouth, and a must for anyone with a soft spot for Modernist design. The exhibition tells the story of Lucienne Day’s design career, unfolding in a sequence of photographs drawn from the archives of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.'

Guest Editor Ros Carter

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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

Jon England: Hour Hands

Market House Museum, 32 Swain St, Watchet TA23 0AD

Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Friday 08 November 2019

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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