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DANCE FIRST THINK LATER

General Practice, Lincoln

NEW EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS' WORK MADE DURING LOCKDOWN 

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ESTRAGON: I’d rather he’d dance, it’d be more fun.
POZZO: Not necessarily.
EXTRAGON: Wouldn’t it, Didi, be more fun?
VLADIMIR: I’d like well to hear him think.
ESTRAGON: Perhaps he could d​ ance first and think afterwards​, if it isn’t too much to ask him VLADIMIR [to Pozzo]: Would that be possible?

POZZO: By all means, nothing simpler. ​It’s the natural order​. [He laughs briefly.]

Samuel Beckett​, Waiting for Godot

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DANCE FIRST THINK LATER is showcasing work by 45 contemporary artists made during the first 100 days of lockdown.

Without being able to see art in galleries until very recently, Instagram became a primary way of viewing work by other artists. The show’s curators, ​Andrew Bracey, Kate Buckley and Nick Simpson​, met over video chat to share excitement over the new work that was being made and to select their favourite artist for each of the 15 weeks. Artists have sent artworks from all over the world to Lincoln, only previously seen online, to be viewed in person at ​General Practice project space.

Artists in the show include: ​Susie Hamilton​ shows new paintings depicting visored and masked medics treating coronavirus patients; ​Ryan Gander​ has written an A’level art and design exam paper for 2027, created in the year of no school exams; ​Sally Plowman​ shows a buckled bike wheel housing an animated drawing of an endlessly spinning head; ​Ann Gollifer’s​ video-work shows the process of her creating work at home, with a surprise visitor; ​Narbi Price​ shows one of his watercolours of an all too familiar lockdown sight of a taped up park bench.

General Practice​ is an artist-led collective that promotes national and international artist exchange and critical discourse in Lincoln.There is an emphasis on a fluid and experimental approach to making and showing art. ​General Practice’s​ ethos is to support artists at all stages of their career, geographical spread, content and media. Many of the works will be for sale through ‘A​rtist Support Pledge​’, a generous culture and dynamic economy in support of artists and makers established during Covid-19.

Exhibition details:

DANCE FIRST THINK LATER 

General Practice,
25 Clasketgate,
Lincoln, LN2 1JJ

Dates - 8th July - 23rd August

Viewing by appointment:   contact@general-practice.net             

https://www.general-practice.net/

Artists showing:

Chris Bagnall, ​Emma Bennett​, ​David Carruthers​, ​Ruth Chambers​, ​Abi Charlesworth​, ​Fiona Curran​, ​Jacob Dahlgren​, ​Chlo​ë​ Danielle​, ​Graham Dolphin​, ​Tamara Dubnyckyj​, Karolina Dworska,​ Jenny Eden, Tim Ellis​, Sarah Eyre​, ​Mick Finch​, ​Enej Gala​, ​Ryan Gander​, ​Ann Gollifer​, Andrea Gregson​, ​Nick Grindrod​, ​Summer Hales-Wright,​ ​Susie Hamilton​, ​Sarah Louise Hawkins​, Mary Herbert​, ​Mark Houghton​, ​Thomas Hylander,​ ​Marja Koenraad​, ​Peter Liversidge,​ ​Cathy Lomax​, ​Laura Mahony​, ​Nick Maroussas​, ​David Osbaldeston​, ​Sarah Poots​, ​Yelena Popova​, Chantal Powell​, ​Sally Plowman​, ​Narbi Price​, ​Ben Sadler​, ​Rebecca Sitar​, ​Kate Street,​ ​Laila Tara H, Jason Thompson​, ​Covadonga Valdes, Jeremy Webster​, ​Bedwyr Williams


The Art of Isolation

Curated by Rod Kitson

Surrey Quays Shopping Centre

July-August 3rd, 2020

A group show of artists' works made in isolation. A salon-style hang, with works close together, when people are not able to be. 


​I will be offering some works as part of Artist Support Pledge, on Instagram. The scheme was started by Matthew Burroughs, in response to Covid 19 lockdown, when many artists have lost their sources of income from teaching, paid commissions, technical work etc.

Each work will be offered for £200 or less, and if and when I make £1000 I will pledge to buy another artist's work. 


SUPA DIP!

Delighted to have donated postcards to this postcard lottery sale to raise money for Women's Aid, which has seen increased demand for its services during the Covid-19 crisis lockdown. 

Postcards will be on sale for £30. Supporters will be randomly allocated a postcard, only discovering which one they have bought when it arrives through the post. 

The lottery will see postcards contributed by 25 artists, including: 

Desmond Morris, Jay Taylor, Monica Perez,  Rob Hamp, Tom Hix, Anne Guest, Claire Douglass, Roberto Pagliarulo, Su Richardson, Rachel Tighe, Ben Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Ruth Chambers, Tory Hayward, John Newling, Ed Isaacs, Eric Gaskell, Fokawolf, John Newling, Hazel Pitt, Mau Samayoa, Rie Nakajima, Elizabeth Magill, John Stezaker, Stephen J. Morgan and Lisa Ivory.

Women’s Aid provides life-saving services for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. For thousands of women and children right now, home is anything but safe. Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown, the charity has reported a significant increase in incidents and demand for support. 

Between 26 March and 1 April, Women’s Aid experienced a 41% increase in users visiting its live chat site compared with the previous week, while its Covid-19 advice page for survivors has attracted 27,000 pageviews since launch. 

Digital services are increasingly important to support survivors during this frightening time. In an already extremely challenging climate, the charity needs urgent funding to be able to continue providing these vital lifelines.

SUPA Gallery Director and co-founder Ruth Millington says: 

“At a time when we are all under lockdown, art lives on. I have been amazed by the generosity and creativity of the artists taking part in SUPA Dip. We can’t wait to raise funds for Women’s Aid and support their wonderful work, which is more important than ever in these challenging times”.


SWAP Editions No.5: ISLAND


SWAP Editions No.5: ISLAND is curated by Robin Tarbet in collaboration with SKELF virtual project space - 10 artists selected via open call respond to the question, "Are you an island?" Ruth Chambers / Daniel Clark / Philip Crewe / Jake Francis / Ed French / Helen Grove-White / Jack Holme /  Tim Offredi & Mez Kerr Jones / Shir Raz / Sara Trillo


Preview: Friday 13th March 6-9pm (all welcome)

Creekside Projects, Unit A1 Fuel Tank, 8-12 Creekside, Deptford SE8 3DX

Open: 12th-15th March 12-6pm daily


The exhibition at Creekside Projects in Deptford presents the physical art editions of SWAP Edition No. 5, set against the virtual landscape which inter-connects the 10 artists currently showing on www.skelf.org.uk 


From remote personal dwellings to conceptual utopias, viewers are invited to get lost in discovering a series of islands, which individually give away a curious insight into why the artists consider themselves as islands... visit www.skelf.org.uk to view the project (best viewed on Google Chrome) from 22rd January - 20th April 2020


SWAP Editions - www.swaparteditions.com / @swaparteditions invites artists to each create a small artwork as an edition. The multiples are then published into sets and each artist receives back a complete set containing all the works in that edition. SWAP Editions is a growing collection of artist’s multiples made as editions in a wide range of materials from casts and prints, to mixed media, video and photographs. The aim is to collaborate with artists to explore the process of making editions and forge an alternate non-commercial, socially driven platform to enable swapping and collecting original artworks between artists. Each published edition is curated and launched with a gallery exhibition or public event and the works will join a growing showcase of art multiples available to view online. For each published edition, several complete sets will be gifted to high profile international museum collections and academic institutions to ensure a wide reaching public legacy and help to develop the profile of the artists involved. SWAP Editions and associated artworks are not for sale - but a limited number are available to swap.


London Art Fair 2020

Delighted to have two works exhibited with Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Stand 5, at the London Art Fair 2020.

Isabelle van Zeijl / Andy Burgess / Deborah Azzopardi / Matt Smith / Tessa Eastman / Fabiano Parisi / Hanna Järlehed Hyving / Crystal Latimer / Nuala O'Donovan Benjamin M Johnson / Ruth Chambers / Tami Bahat / Anne Gibbs / Eduardo Recife / Keith Maddy / Albert Montserrat / Ru Knox / Alberto Torres Hernandez / Anne Athena / Heidi Bjørgan / Tüema Pattie / Alastair Gordon / Oliver Jones

Deptford Painting Open 2019

5th-15th December 2019

Frederic Anderson / Lito Apostolakou / Andrea Arnold / Jocelyn Bailey / Olivia Barrington / Rosalind Barker / Steve Burden / Sophie Capron / Tom Cartmill / Ruth Chambers / Sarah Christie / Helen Coakes / Andrew Cranley / Tina Crawford / Rebekah Dean / Marilyn Durkin / Sally Eldars / Tara Enyia / Salvatore Fiorello / Robert Fitzmaurice / Michele Fletcher / Matthew Gould / Janine Hall / Charlie Henson / Richard Heys / Jenni Hodgson / Mark Jessett / Marion Jones / Sal Jones / Klaudia Kobelentz / Glynis Lamond / Christopher Lessware / Ashley Loxton / Greag Mac a' tSaoir / Hamish Macaulay / Fiona Masterton / Vanessa Matten / Gavin Maughfling / Eilish McCann / Annie McGrath / Max Middleton / Samuel O'Donnell / Charlotte E Padgham / Scott Perry / Julie Pickard / Jane Pickersgill / James Reynolds / Marie-Therese Ross / Rebecca Samura / Lorna Scott / Mary Thrasivoulou Spence / Franny Swann / Anna Tveritinova / Andrew Smith / Sarah Victoria Spence / Toby Ursell / Alison Westcott / Matthew Wood / Dorothy Zemplen.

Very happy to have 2 paintings in the Deptford Painting Open. It's been a great way to expand my own idea of my work as 'painting' as well as 'drawing'.


Perpetual Shift

A group show curated by Nicholas Dietrich

Sunday 10th November 2019 at the Koppel Project, Poland Street, Soho.

The show included the work of 14 artists. It was inspired by Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, with a theme of shifting or changing appearances with an undercurrent of the psychedelic.

Nicholas Dietrich / Steph Huang / Paul Vivian / Lewis Davidson / Tom Lock / Veronika Neukirch / Xenia Busalova / Karen Tronel / Annabel Tilley / Franz Galo / Ruth Chambers / Diana Palmer / Andrew Hart / Laszlo Von Dohnanyi


Young Masters Prize 2019

I am delighted that four of my drawings were selected for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019. The prize recognises artists whose work responds to the art of the past.

For a preview of all fine art works in the Young Masters Art Prize 2019 click here and to see my work click here.

To Download the 2019 catalogue, with all artists' statements, please click here.


Humdrum


Four of my drawings, including a new 30-envelope drawing, will be displayed at 'Humdrum', a group show curated by Bruce Ingram.

Opening 26th September, The Store Gallery, Dulwich College 6-9pm, all welcome

‘Humdrum’ brings together a group of artists who address the mundane, overlooked and sometimes boring aspects of daily life. Working between painting, sculpture, film, installation, drawing and collage, invited artists will create a dynamic display of artworks that reflect the often overlooked or disregarded. For these artists the ephemeral and waste products of everyday life become the canvas for the fantastical, the act of boredom and repetition as potential for creative outcomes and everyday journeys providing new narratives. ‘Humdrum’ invites the viewer to look at the everyday world with fresh eyes, prompting us to re-think our relationship to mass-produced objects, technology and familiar places.

Exhibition continues 17th October 2019 open by appointment only. For appointments to visit the exhibition or for additional information please contact: Susan Mullholland mulhollandsm@dulwich.org.uk or Bruce Ingram ingrambd@dulwich.org.uk

Follow @humdrumdc for further information and the inspiration behind the show.

artrabbit.com article: https://www.artrabbit.com/events/humdrum


Wells Art Contemporary 2019

Delighted that Dear Anni, gel pen, pencil on envelope, has been awarded the Parker Harris Mentoring Prize. The drawing was exhibited in the Wells Art Contemporary in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, 20th July - 11th August 2019. I loved visiting this city and seeing how the work sits within this historic place of worship. The Dean spoke about how the cathedral was the first in England to be fully built in the Gothic style and was radical in its time, making it the perfect backdrop to show contemporary art.


We Can Only Have Fun On Certain Days

Curated by Warbling Collective, 22nd - 30th April 2019

My Drawing Please (pencil, gel pens and conservation tape on envelope fragments) was exhibited in the Warbling Collective's third exhibition.

Stour Space, Roach Road, Hackney Wick


OverDrawn

Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize, 28th March - 24th April 2019

I am delighted to have been awarded first prize in the Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize 2019, curated by London Drawing Group and Dark Yellow Dot. Two of my drawings were selected and displayed in Buster Mantis in Deptford, alongside 9 other artists.

At Buster Mantis, Deptford, which hosts some great live music events within the space.

I was interviewed by co-curator of the show, Lauren Little, of the Dark Yellow Dot blog and arts platform. To read the article please click this link.


Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018

My drawing Correspondence is displayed alongside 69 drawings by 67 artists and makers, selected from 1,711 works from across the UK by Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum in Bath.


Interalia Magazine, March 2019

On the overlooked and forgotten

An interview about my work has been published in Interalia Magazine, a magazine about the intersections and relationships between art, science and consciousness, edited by Richard Bright: https://www.interaliamag.org/interviews/ruth-chambers/


Feature on writer and critic Ruth Millington's blog

October 2018

Delighted to be featured on writer and art critic Ruth Millington's fantastic blog. Based in Birmingham, she writes a huge variety of content about various facets of the art world. She's worked in galleries, arts education and has had writing published in a range of publications including The Daily Express and The Telegraph. Check out her blog for reviews of exhibitions, interviews with artists and to keep up to date of art world happenings in Birmingham and beyond. http://www.ruthmillington.co.uk/ruth-chambers-envelope-art/


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011

Two of my drawings were selected for the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize, selected by Tim Marlow, Iwona Blazwick and Rachel Whiteread.

Below are images of the works selected and an image of the installation taken from This Is Tomorrow magazine review of the show - click the link to read the full review: thisistomorrow.info

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