New Art Highlights
27 March - 2 April
New Art Highlights of the week includes: Nessie Stonebridge, Caro Williams, Rowan Huntley and Fionn Wilson
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East to East, 23rd April 2023 - 31st October 2023 by Nessie Stonebridge
Location: The Stables, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, PE31 6UE
East to East is an exhibition of 30+ artists and makers based in East Anglia, who share their appreciation for the aesthetic and techniques originating in Chinese and Japanese art and craft. They explore how a natural colour palette, handcrafted techniques in glass and ceramics, and structured textiles like weaving have struck a chord in the east of England, finding favour with an audience looking for more sustainable design principles.
Contributing artists and makers trace the most recent stages of the long and winding path between eastern and western art and craft, to the present day. They encompass sculpture and handmade objects, as well as paintings on canvas, wooden panel, paper or fabric, ceramics – with expertise in Japanese and Chinese techniques like raku, porcelain, decorative glaze and lacquer work, folded and cut paper as well as woodblock prints.
East to East will accompany the main exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Sean Scully at Houghton Hall – Smaller Than The Sky, also opening on 23 April and running into the autumn, until 29 October 2023. The exhibition will encompass Scully’s outdoor sculptures displayed in the grounds and parkland. Also included will be a selection of recent paintings, works on paper, and a few key works from earlier in his career. These will be displayed in the house, the North Colonnade and in the contemporary gallery.
Aesthetica Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, 27th March 2023 - 4th June 2023 by Caro Williams
Location: York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW
Caro Williams | In the White Dawn
The Aesthetica Art Prize brings together 21 award-winning artists who invite you to explore, discover and engage with themes from our rapidly changing world; including the ethics of representation, mass digitisation, globalisation, diasporic identities and the continuing threats posed by the climate crisis. Photo: Charlotte Graham Photography
Making Isotopes, 2023 by Rowan Huntley
Painting, Acrylic on canvas, 100cm x 100cm.
Imagining Cosmic Ray Spallation
Scandal '63 Revisited: Symposium, 14th April 2023 by Fionn Wilson
Location: Leicester Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester
The symposium for 'Dear Christine' that didn’t happen in 2020 due to lockdown is now finally happening three years later, with additional speakers, as part of 'Scandal '63 Revisited' at Leicester Gallery.
It’s free (but please remember to book your seats) and it’s going to be fantastic. The lineup includes feminist artist Caroline Coon, art historian and Pauline Boty expert, Sue Tate, and Christine Keeler’s son, Seymour Platt. There’ll be talks, performance, poetry readings and a visit to the exhibition itself (which closes the following day).
For more information, and the full running order please visit the Eventbrite listing link:
Image of Christine Keeler by Lewis Morley, 1963
© Seymour Platt/Science Museum