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A woman with black hair in a running vest with a number on it holds a leaf on a tree, with sunlight behind her.

Adam Chodzko - The Valley Unfurls its Song

Film and sound. Meadow Arts commission, 2021. Film still courtesy the artist.

A photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst  trees in a woodland

Adam Chodzko - The Valley Unfurls its Song

Production still. Film and sound, Meadow Arts commission, 2021

A photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst  trees in a woodland

Adam Chodzko - The Valley Unfurls its Song

Production still. Film and sound, Meadow Arts commission, 2021

A woman with black hair in a running vest with a number on it holds a leaf on a tree, with sunlight behind her.A photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst  trees in a woodlandA photograph printed on fabric of a classical statue wrapped in plastic hangs amongst  trees in a woodland

Art House Open Lecture Series 2021-22

4 October 2021 - 7 March 2022

Selected dates, 4:30pm

The Art House, Worcester or online

We're pleased to present the seventh season of contemporary artists' talks, presented via a partnership between the University of Worcester’s Fine Art department and Meadow Arts. The talks involve some of the most exciting contemporary artists currently making work in the UK, who will talk about their artwork, ideas and the processes they use, in talks taking place either at The Art House studios or online (selected talks).

Talks take place on selected Mondays at 4:30pm (except ...kruse and Edie Jo Murray's). Each artist will present their work, there'll be an 'in conversation' session with each artist and Meadow Arts or the University of Worcester's team and then there'll be a space for public questions.

Please book a space so that we can send you information about the loive event (or a link to join for online presentations). Talks are free, but please make a donation here if you can afford it. Meadow Arts is a charity and your money will help us to present further talks and to work with communities and the public to bring you more great art events.

4 October 2021 - Adam Chodzko

20 October 2021 - Edie Jo Murray & ...kruse

15 November 2021 - Leah Gordon

Other dates released soon

 

Adam Chodzko

4 Oct 2021, 4:30pm - online

Book here for Adam Chodzko

Adam Chodzko (based in Whitstable, Kent, UK) explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour by investigating the space of consciousness between how we are and what we might be. Working across media, from video installation to subtle interventions, with a practice that is situated both within the gallery and the wider public realm, his work invents possibilities for collective imagination, wondering how we might perceive better in order to create better connections with others? What might we be becoming?

Working between documentary and fantasy, conceptualism and surrealism and public and private space, Chodzko engages reflexively with the viewer; the work appears to ‘make itself’ through the act of looking. His practice turns everyday personal experience into ‘science fictions’ or ‘speculative fictions’ following a path in the present towards its alternative realities, its hyperstitions.

Recent and current exhibitions include work at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Camden Art Centre; Towner International; Wellcome Collection; More Than Ponies; Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin, Poland; Tate Britain; Tate St Ives; Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (MAMBo); The Benaki Museum, Athens; Athens Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Venice Biennale; Royal Academy, London.

www.adamchodzko.com

 

Edie Jo Murray and ...kruse

20 Oct 2021, 4:30pm (Wednesday) - online

Book here for Edie Jo Murray & ...kruse

Two artists who created work for the All Alone exhibition, both on-site at Croft Castle and online, come together for the second Art House Open Lecture.

Edie Jo Murray is a UK-based artist with a desire to disrupt what you understand as reality. She invites audiences into imagined worlds where the rules are different and weird is welcome. Edie’s work is both eclectic and anachronistic: references to ancient myth and folklore sit alongside 90s TV nostalgia and futuristic digitally rendered environments. Edie’s focus on digital tools and immersive technologies is enriched through vibrant, sensory-driven exploration of physical media. 

Edie is an Artist Fellow at Birmingham Open Media, and an alum of Vivid Project‘s Black Hole Club. Recent work includes commissions from the Open Data Institute, Coventry City of Culture 2021 and Warwick Arts Centre. In 2020 Edie was a recipient of an Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant, and completed a Masters degree in Digital Media and Culture from the University of Warwick.

...kruse is a visual artist, writer and neurodiversity advocate based in Birmingham whose practice crosses boundaries into storytelling, performance and phenomenological research. She has exhibited and participated in projects across the West Midlands, Oxford, London, Manchester and Hida Takayama, Japan.

Recent commissions include a text published to mark Artists Newsletter's (a-n) 40th anniversary, published in December 2020 in collaboration with Black Hole Club, and a New Art West Midlands, Engine Micro Bursary, to write a response to the Covid lockdown titled How To Be A Hermit. 

…kruse is a current artist fellow at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) and is active in supporting their neurodivergent programme. 

 

Leah Gordon

15 November 2021, 4:30pm (The Art House, Worcester)

Book here for Leah Gordon

In the third talk of the series, Leah Gordon will talk about the different aspects of her practice and the themes within it.

Leah Gordon (born 1959 Ellesmere Port) is a photographer, film-maker, curator and writer. In the 1980's she wrote lyrics, sang and played for the feminist folk punk band, 'The Doonicans'. Leah makes work on Modernism and architecture; the slave trade, the enclosures, industrialisation and grassroots religious, class and folk histories.

Gordon’s film and photographic work has been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Dak’art Biennale; the National Portrait Gallery, UK and the Norton Museum of Art, Florida as well as broadcast on Channel 4, Arte and PBS. Her photography book 'Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti' was published in June 2010. She is the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; was a curator for the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale; was the co-curator of ‘Kafou: Haiti, History & Art’ at Nottingham Contemporary, UK; on the curatorial team for ‘In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art’ at the Fowler Museum, UCLA and was the co-curator of 'PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince' at Pioneer Works, NYC in 2018 and MOCA, Miami in 2019. In 2015 Leah Gordon was the recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.

Venues

The Art House
Castle Street
Worcester
WR1 3ZQ
01905 855000
www.worcester.ac.uk