Monday, July 30, 2012

The Thing Is

Sullivan & Flint 

Thursday 2nd August
Performance: 7:00pm
Doors Open: 6:30pm

It's our final show before Autumn so we're having a party! Have a drink on us, watch the performance from Sullivan & Flint and help us welcome Summer Residency artist Owen Clarke.

We are delighted to welcome back our 2011 artists in residence Christine Sullivan and Rob Flint! Marking the begininng of a new tradition of former residents opening the next summer residency, Sullivan and Flint will be performing their new work The Thing Is. 

Following recent work using the human voice as a descriptive and transformative tool, Christine Sullivan and Rob Flint present another action/event where live description is a substitute for the visual spectacle of the artwork.

In a world where screens increasingly divide our experience between physical presence and mediated absence, this is an experiment with their attention, and with yours.

Sitting in a synthetically cocooned gallery space watching two different versions of the classic horror movie ‘The Thing’ on video glasses, the artists will describe their experience as it takes place. Watching the films for the first time, each describes their specific movie in parallel at opposite ends of the space, while the audience move freely between them, assembling a second-hand narrative from re-told stories separated by three decades.

In a further excessive reiteration, their actions will be broadcast by Nottingham-based art collective ‘Tether’, whose current 'Tethervision' project at Nottingham space Primary is a critical collaborative exploration of the relationship between an event and it's documentation.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Laura McGarth, Untitled Frame

Joanne Barlow
Katie Edwards
Helen Flanagan and Alex Bailey
Sarah King
Freya Kruczenyk
Alex March
Wendy MacMillan
Laura McGarth
Helen McMahon and Jason Robinson
Chris Millward
Alec Stevens
Kevin Walker
Claire Weetman 
Thursday 26th July  
Pre-preview critique: 6 - 7pm
Preview: 7pm-late
Exhibition continues: 
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th July, 12 – 6pm daily 

Trace is a group exhibition featuring work from both Contemporary Craft Makers and Artists that explore the idea of a hint, an outline, an indication, a smidgen... a trace. Showing multiple art forms collectively Trace has invited Craft Makers and Artists from across the UK to submit work to be curated by Context, a project lead group and Motorcade/Flashparade.     
Each exhibitor has a unique style bringing the concept of Trace to life in engaging, interesting, and beautiful ways.

The exhibition is family friendly and fully accessible. During the show there will be a number of activities programmed, including a families workshop on Sunday 29th from 12pm – 2pm, an activities trail around the Bedminster area, and possible pop-up cafes and craft markets selling local craft. Some of the work exhibiting in Trace will be for sale offering affordable art and contemporary craft.

Trace promises to be an interesting juxtaposition between mediums, crafts and skills, artists and makers. It’s creating an environment that celebrates creativity and inspiration by bringing together communities of ‘producers’ with two commonalities – creating and showing work, and the concept – Trace.

More information about the exhibition can be found here


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blood Drops in Snow

Blood Drops in Snow 

Phil Hession – Performance


Wednesday 18th July, 7:30pm
Doors open: 7pm

Thursday 19th July 
Discussion with Phil Owen at Tertulia

Phil Hession is an artist working mostly with video and performance. His practice explores oral traditions of song and storytelling and presents these traditions in a contemporary manner. This is done predominantly through social and cultural exchanges, often taking the form of interviews or gatherings. These exchanges involve the documentation of song and story, and include teaching and learning traditional Irish song, and re-performing those songs within new contexts. His performance at Motorcade/FlashParade will be such a re-performance, and will include video projection and live singing. 

Hession was born in Omagh in 1978 and now lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has recently completed residencies at The Banff Centre, Canada (Jan – March 2011) and Residence Botkyrka, Stockholm, Sweden (May – June 2011).

Since graduating with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in 2001 he has exhibited video works and made performances internationally, including: Elective Perspective, April 2010 (Video), Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland; ....a stranger I came.... Taiwan, March 2010 (Performance), KYU Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Isolated, January 2009 (Video), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.

Phil Hession is represented by the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.