Pick of the Week 2018

November's Guest Editor is Nella Aarne

Image: Obsidian Coast. Photo: Filip Tydén

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 November, curator Nella Aarne is making the selection.

Nella Aarne is a curator based in Bradford-on-Avon. She is the Co-Director of Obsidian Coast, a new project space in Bradford-on-Avon, which hosts exhibitions, residencies and events, and the convener of the Of Animacy Reading Group gathering at the ICA, London. Her work considers learning through collaborative practice, generative responses to anxiety-inducing neoliberal professionalism, and feminist thought engaging with the boundless array of agents and life forms that make up the material world. She completed the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths in 2015, and was the recipient of their Curatorial Junior Fellowship in 2015–16. She worked in multiple capacities at the ICA in London from 2012-2018, and has worked on curatorial projects for Glasgow International, Art Licks Weekend and Science Museum. Her writing has been published by Assembly Point and Watermans Arts Centre. 

In addition to working on the Obsidian Coast programme and as the interim Network Administrator of Visual Arts South West, Nella is looking forward to the next Of Animacy gatherings at the ICA in the New Year. A new South West iteration of the reading group will take place at Stourhead National Trust throughout next summer.


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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