We are very happy to say that Sam Bakewell won the British Ceramic Biennial AWARD 2015. Imagination Dead Imagine, his Biennial piece is a purpose built clay structure housing 12 years of occasional object making, ranging from spontaneous tests to a small hand carved piece which took 7 years to complete. It explores his interests in the realm of homespun religion, personal talisman and object making, and how clay' s raw link to the chthonic stands in opposition to it's capacity for perfection. It closes this Sunday the 8th November. of Photos Imagination dead imagine by Joel Fildes, closeups by Sylvain Deleu.
Some of us have been invited to respond to the UCL Petrie Museum's beautifully rich collection of pots - so often overlooked by visitors to the museum. We are all strongly connected to clay, and recognise the importance of the humble pot. Pioneering archaeologist Flinders Petrie's drawings of the pots he unearthed and collected were the key to understanding different time periods of ancient Egypt by painstakingly noting the smallest of details.
His records of pottery styles led to a new method of establishing chronological periods, known as seriation in Egyptology.
The project is in four parts:
Pots and Possibilities exhibition: Our individual responses to the Museum Collection Where: Petrie Museum and Beadles box (opposite Jeremy Bentham's Auto-icon, UCL) When: 6th June 5th July 2014, during opening hours Free
Petrie inspired Pot Making Workshops with locals, culminating in The Great Camden Pot Seriation Installation Where: North Cloisters, UCL When: 20 May -14 June 2014 Free
From Broken Sherd to Pot - Drawing workshops Where: Petrie Museum, Malet Place, UCL When: 12 June 6-8pm Free Booking required Group drawing session using a replica of Petrie’s drawing machine-contraption, an original tool that he used to imagine and piece together complete pots from fragments.
The Festival of Pots: a public open day at UCL to celebrate and explore the Petrie collection of ancient Egyptian clay vessels. Where: Inside and outside the Petrie Museum, Malet Place, UCL. When: Saturday 7 June, 12 - 4pm Free We will be baking ancient egyptian bread, beer and fermented foods in terracotta moulds and pots, smoke firing pots made by locals, and ceremonially smashing the giant pot! Other highlights include the Pot Orchestra and Egyptian Street Food.
Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Sarah Riseborough An exhibition of work resulting from residencies at Street House Archaeological Excavations, Loftus, North Yorkshire
The Saltburn School and Kirkleatham Museum 20 March – 30 April 2013 at both venues Preview Evening with introduction by artists and commissioners 19 March 18:30, The Saltburn School.
Bethan’s work for The Reveal is an investigation of the small, defined, but interconnected dig territory in terms of human and geological time. Bethan spent two and a half weeks with archaeologists and volunteers, walking in from Staithes most days. Pieces record specific details within and around the Street House site - Heather recolonising the alum mines and cliff tops; An incongruous boulder; A cut in the ground, proof of Romans; A tree, near a spring, where there was a farm, on former borderland, where gallows swung upon a tumulus. The light passing, the wind rocking the portakabin. It’s an attempt to communicate the experience of spending time with people who point at things that aren’t there and talk about them as though they are.
At Kirkleatham Museum prints, objects and film by the artists sit alongside finds. At Saltburn School, a larger collection of drawings, photography and installation span two rooms and coincide with the launch of Saltburn School’s new Class 1 gallery.
With thanks to archaeologist Stephen Sherlock, Arts Council England, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Rednile’s Factory Nights.
Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 5NW. Open Tues- Sun The Saltburn School, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1HJ
See more of Bethan's work here.
Bethan has now completed her two commissions for Town Hall Artworks. Constellation is a sculpture in the De Montford Suite. Solid, smashed porcelain is delineated with brass rods. A made-up constellation in a grand, master-of-the-universe room that you can’t see out of.
Fragments of hand-painted glass on six door panels along the second floor corridor form A Pace or Two Ahead of Us. It reflects feelings on wandering the Hotel alone, with snippets of people all around. Plus a remembered line from Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited -
“Perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols; a hill of many invisible crests; doors that open as in a dream to reveal only a further stretch of carpet and another door… each straining through and beyond the other, snatching a glimpse now and then of the shadow which turns the corner always a pace or two ahead of us.”
19 Sept – 14 Oct 2012
Manifold explore the homes of two giants of architecture, art and design. William Morris and Ernő Goldfinger made places for themselves embodying their distinct values. We have responded with parallel site-specific exhibitions that examine the material and contextual situation of Red House and 2 Willow Road.
Individual and collaborative works explore these two National Trust properties through new design, image, sculpture and audio intervention. The exhibitions span both London Design Festival and Frieze Week.
At Willow Road we have also curated an evening event with cocktails specially mixed by Jensen's Bermondsey Gin; a night of music, food, film and performance in homage to the Goldfingers’ somewhat notorious soirees.
Manifold at 2 Willow Road
2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London NW3 1TH Nearest tube: Hampstead (underground) Hampstead Heath (overground) Open 11am - 5pm Weds - Sun
Manifold at Red House Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, London, DA6 8JF Nearest Train: Bexleyheath Open 11am - 5pm Weds - Sun
Manifold Late at 2 Willow Road A party in the home of modernist icon Erno Goldfinger Thursday 27 September 6.30-9pm - SOLD OUT
"Citizen artists and designers take a good hard look at our socio-economic reality" This month Amy was shortlisted for the Constance Fairness Foundation Award 2011 with her ceramic plate installation “World Trading Times”.
Bethan works across drawing, installation and objects. A sense of place is important to her, as is a rickety framework of literary and historical detail. New nature writing and old haunts loom large. www.bethanlloydworthington.com bethan (at) bethanlloydworthington.com
Image - Maes 2011. Pencil, ink, gouache, paper.
From the 8th April, Ellie Doney’s glass installation will be hidden in The King and the Minotour; a unique collection of art and performance, viewed as you navigate your way through the corridors and chambers of this surreal gallery.
The King & The Minotaur will run for four consecutive weekends throughout April from the 8th to the 30th. As the weekends progress the gallery will evolve, making each weekend unique.
The exhibition space is located in King’s Cross between St Pancras Station and Mornington Crescent Tube, and can be found in the courtyard between numbers 7 and 9 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PB
Take a look at images and reviews: The King and The Minotaur