Saturday, 6 February 2016

Dani Marti Black Sun

Dani Marti (MFA 2007) presents his first West Australian solo exhibition as part of the Perth International Arts festival. Working across video, installation, public art and canvas, Marti combines video and textiles to construct unconventional portraits in woven paintings and performance video works.
These portraits often reflect on encounters with family, lovers and strangers, offering poignant reflections about intimacy and sexuality. The Black Sun presents new hard-woven canvas, audio and video works that are epic in scale, and use unexpected materials including stainless steel scourers, rubber, leather, necklaces and plastic.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty St
Fremantle WA 6160

Prelude (Purple), 2015
Corner cube reflectors, glass beads on aluminium frame
Courtesy the Artist,
GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide;
and ARC ONE GALLERY, Melbourne

Monday, 1 February 2016

“Leaping Over a Bush to Surprise a Quail”

“Leaping Over a Bush to Surprise a Quail”

Monday 1st February, 2016 at 6:00 pm
at Chert, Berlin
Until Monday 29th February, 2016
With artists
Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Jérémie Gindre, Rodrigo Hernández, Heike Kabisch, Katharina Kiebacher, Zora Mann, Rallou Panagiotou, Vanessa Safavi, Tyra Tingleff.
Skalitzerstrasse 68
10997 Berlin
T. +49 (0) 30 75442118/9
F +49 (0) 30 75442120

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Ciara Phillips new solo show

Ciara Phillips

What we recognise in others

16 January – 12 March 2016

CCA Derry Londonderry

10–12 Artillery St
BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland 

CCA is pleased to present What we recognise in others, an exhibition of new work by Ciara Phillips. The exhibition is her first solo presentation in the UK and Ireland since her nomination for the Turner Prize in 2014.
Ciara Phillips’ practice is centred on printmaking and its various processes and collaborations. For her exhibition at CCA, Phillips will present new works that have been developed from photographs taken of the artist’s friends in their places of work. These photographs have been screenprinted onto fabric and applied with layers of colour and text that variously mask areas of the image; the works moving between abstraction and representation, elusion and recognition.  This approach also extends outwardly from individual works to the exhibition space itself, with wall painting and additional fabric and paper works creating an immersive and layered environment.
Although the works are not directly motivated by the politics of labour, they do reflect Phillips’ interest in the way that, for many creative workers, the private and public realm are becoming increasingly indistinguishable.
In previous projects, Phillips has worked collaboratively with other artists, designers, community and campaign groups in the production of works; an approach that is connected to the long- standing history of screen-printing as a tool for social and political activism. While Phillips often utilises the potential of printmaking as a medium of repetition, reproduction, and wide distribution, What we recognise in others goes further to emphasise the human and gestural relationships that inhabit these processes.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a poster designed by Ciara Phillips produced in a limited edition of 300. The first 100 posters will be available free to collect at CCA; £5 thereafter or via post (£5 + postage and packaging costs). For further information, please contact

Thursday, 14 January 2016

BANG! Owen Piper and Neil Bickerton

Mick Peter at Drawing Room, London

Mick Peter
Pyramid Selling

17 January – 13 March 2016
Opening Saturday 16 January 3 - 6pm
For Pyramid Selling Peter transports us into a cartoon-like illustration realised on a monumental scale and the gallery becomes the site of activities associated with manual labour and with the retail industry.  Peter’s life-size cartoon sketches come alive and populate the environment, whilst sculptures of oversized zips pose as items for sale.
Pyramid Selling is Peter’s most ambitious installation to date, and was conceived for the cavernous space of Tramway in Glasgow.  Its new iteration for Drawing Room is a condensed and intensive version which immerses visitors who unwittingly become active participants in this animated environment.
Pyramid Selling was  originally commissioned for Tramway, Glasgow 2015, and the production was funded by  The Henry Moore Foundation, Creative Scotland, and Glasgow Arts.

Drawing Room
Unit 8 Rich Estate, 46 Willow Walk
London SE1 5SF

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Watch Yourself

Featuring MFA graduates Dominic Watson and Zoe Williams.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Stephen Sutcliffe wins Contemporary Art Society Award 2015

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, with MFA graduate Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough (in partnership with LUX) have won the Contemporary Art Society Award 2015. Sutcliffe and Eatough will create a film based on the first and last chapters of Anthony Burgess’ Enderby novels, premiering for the centenary of the author’s birth in 2017.

The £40,000 prize, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, is one of the country’s highest value contemporary art awards and this year was presented by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA).
The commissioned two-part film will explore the cultural figure of ‘the artist’, and ideas of authenticity and posterity through theatrical performances and filmic collage. It will contrast the idea of the artist as remembered culturally with the nervousness and uncertainty of the actual lived experience, a recurring theme in both Sutcliffe and Eatough’s work. Burgess, best known (to his distaste) for his novel A Clockwork Orange, was himself preoccupied with how artists are remembered and the Enderby novels deal with these themes throughout.