New Art Highlights
5 - 11 August
New Art Highlights of the week includes Aimee Nelson, Susan Eyre, Helen Snell and Claire Barber
Enlightenment, 2019 by Aimee Nelson
Ultraviolet pen and torch
Performed at Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2019, Glass Box Gallery, Belfast School of Art
Pentacoronae, 2019 by Susan Eyre
Etching, screen print, metallic c-type on paper suspended sculpture.
“Sky glow” is the yellow umbra leaching into the night sky from light polluting urban areas; obscuring our view of the constellations, shrinking our universe and severing our relationship to the stars. As ever more powerful telescopes and data gathering equipment open new areas of the universe to our view, generating imagery we could never see with our naked eyes, we are drawn to experience space via mediated technologies. Dark sky areas are precious locations where we can still stargaze, wonder and map our own stories across the sky.
Appropriation Scissors, 2019 by Helen Snell
Designed by Helen Snell and crafted by Rebecca Tucker, jeweller at W. Hamond and curator at The Museum of Whitby jet. repurposed steel shears, silver, mother of pearl, vintage coral and Whitby jet. The work is currently on display at the Museum of Whitby jet.
Blue Plaques of Intangible Experiences, 2019 by Claire Barber
The project ‘Blue Plaques of Intangible Experiences’ is a collaborative project between myself, June Hill and Leigh Bowser supported by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant and involves working with groups of people to support them to produce their own creative stitch-based work. Three groups of people from two different community centres in inner city Bradford are taking part in the workshops to develop their own work in response to positive and often intangible aspects of neighbourliness experienced in their local community, which they will display as an exhibition event at the end of the project.