Brenda Burkitt, one of our members, is exhibiting as Guest Textile Artist at an exhibition in the Burgh Hall, Dunoon from 17th September to 17th October – hopefully some of you will be able to go – if you live in the area or are nearby on holiday.
Also – Yorkshire Sculpture Park has some interesting exhibitions and a zoom talk with Joana Vasconcelos – see below
KATE DAUDY + KOSTYA NOVOSELOV: WONDERCHAOS
8 Sep – 6 Oct 2021
Bothy Gallery and Open Air
Visual artist Kate Daudy and physicist Kostya Novoselov present Wonderchaos: an exploration of the many facets of chaos and the inevitability of order as a result of it. We are invited to reflect upon our individual experiences of these universal phenomena as part of Daudy and Novoselov’s ongoing common project entitled, Everything is Connected. Works include an intervention using YSP’s sheep to illustrate random number theory and Daudy’s first steel sculpture exploring myths of chaos, creation and the origins of language.
ANNIE MORRIS: WHEN A HAPPY THING FALLS
25 Sep 2021 – 6 Feb 2022
The Weston Gallery and Open Air
The Weston Gallery will be transformed by a dense selection of Morris’ vibrant, pigmented sculptures, alongside one of the artists’ ‘thread paintings’. Her work combines drawing, tapestry and personal ciphers with mark-making and structures that sit between abstraction and figuration. The vivid hues of her precarious and iconic Stacks – first made as testimonies of the grief of losing her first child – have now become affirming symbols and signifiers of life, hope and creativity.
MATTY BOVAN: BOOMERANG
22 Oct – 26 Oct 2021
Announced in 2021 as the winner of the International Woolmark Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation, the award-winning fashion designer, Matty Bovan, will take over the Bothy Gallery for a pop-up exhibition at YSP. Entitled Boomerang, Bovan references Instagram culture, identity and who controls it.
This immersive, participatory art installation will blur sculpture, fashion and photography, questioning constructs of authorship and personal ‘brand’ in the age of social media via wearable artworks and photo documentation taken throughout the exhibition.
FUTURE20 x STUDIO MORISON
Studio Morison are working with Future20 Collective members SAF-S2E, Jahday Ford and Melissa Sorrell to reimagine and reinterpret Heather Peak and Ivan Morison’s installation Silence – Alone in a World of Wounds, by YSP’s Upper Lake. Whilst the work invites us to be silent, it also asks us to spend time listening to the surrounding natural environment. Artists SAF-S2E, Ford and Sorrell will use this as inspiration for a new work: a composition of site-specific audio experiences, accompanied by moving images.
WILLOW BASKET WEAVING COURSE
2 – 3 Oct 2021
Using basic basket weaving techniques you will create your own willow cocoon on this 2 day course. Guided by weaver Joe Gregory, you will work with willow and other found materials to create a totally unique sculptural piece.
All materials provided, but if you have some special wood you’d like to incorporate please bring along on the day.
THE LAUREL PRIZE POETRY DAY
8 Oct 2021
Join us on 8 October for an exciting day of events run by The Poetry School to celebrate The Laurel Prize – Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s eco and nature poetry prize. Expect a compelling day of poetry readings and workshops at special locations across the park, including the beautiful 18th century Chapel. Events will require individual booking – more details to follow.
TEXTILE WORKSHOP: HAYLEY MILLS-STYLES
13 Oct 2021, 18.00 to 20.30
Inspired by Joana Vasconcelos‘ elaborate textile work, Hayley Mills-Styles’ workshop will guide you through the basics of hand embroidery and appliqué to create a stitched portrait, using techniques like back stitch, stem stitch and French knots. Mills-Styles’ work has been exhibited in sites such as the Whitby Museum, Sunny Bank Mills and the Thackray Museum of Medicine.
Suitable for adults and children aged 12+ from beginners to experienced stitchers. All materials provided.
ONLINE STUDIO TOUR: JOANA VASCONCELOS
28 Oct 2021, 19.00 to 20.30
Online via Zoom
This online studio tour with Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is a unique opportunity to be guided through her fantastical Lisbon studio, followed by a Q&A and an In Conversation with the artist and YSP’s Director of Programme Clare Lilley. Coinciding with Beyond, YSP’s current major exhibition in the Underground Gallery and open air, this is a rare chance to see behind the scenes and gain insight into Vasconcelos’ diverse practice and processes of creating her ambitious sculptures.