Saturday, 30 April 2011

Red Desert and some 'geometry' extras

The closing event of 'the geometry of the object being plated' saw They Are Here add and change their contribution to the exhibition and Alatair's tipex piece looked gorgeous in some Saturday arvo sunshine.

They Are Here's new piece...

They Are Here's changed roses piece...

Sunshine hitting Alastair's tipex painting...

People starting to arrive and get comfy for They Are Here's showing of 'Red Desert' by Michelangelo Antonioni

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Prague Biennale 5 - British Pavillion

Some Domestic Incidents

An Exhibition of New Painting from Britain

For Prague Biennale 5

Graham Chorlton

Oliver Clegg

Anna M R Freeman

Philip Hale

Justin Mortimer

Sally Payen

Caroline Walker

image by Anna M R Freeman

For most people in the developed world, most of the time, home is a place where we can be at ease – a personal space shared with partners, family and friends. It is a site of sanctuary from the world outside, for everyday activities such as sleeping, cooking a meal, reading, watching a film or raising a family. While many of us are fortunate to live in houses and apartments where we are happy and can relax, we all experience things in our homes that adversely affect our physical, psychological and emotional relationships with the places in which we live. This might be a burglary, an argument, the death of a loved one, an accident or a visit from the bailiffs.

For others, home is a place that is constantly oppressive and filled with melancholy, loneliness or misery – a site of entrapment, discomfort or abuse. Some Domestic Incidents presents works by seven artists from Britain that connect to the theme of domesticity and explore how normative relationships with homes can be changed or damaged, and has been curated by Matt Price assisted by Charlie Levine for the fifth edition of the Prague Biennale, spring/summer 2011.

Friday, 8 April 2011


Preview: Wednesday 13th April 6-8pm

Valere Chanceaulme, Nicolas Julliard, Veronique Lamare and Francis Viguera.

Director of TROVE, Charlie Levine, selected artists from Bordeaux, France, while visiting the Art Chartons festival in November 2010. This is the fifth exhibition of an ongoing exchange project between Bordeaux and Birmingham, initiated by Joss Burke.

Please see attachments for further details.

For further information please contact Peter Grego at

ARTicle Gallery, BIAD, Margaret Street
Margaret Street
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

the geometry of the object being plated

the geometry of the object being plated
Alastair Levy and They Are Here

Preview: 15th April 2011 6-9pm

Including live performance by They Are Here 6-9pm

& screenings of videos by Helen Walker (of They Are Here) at 8.30pm

Hu, 2005 (2m 39s) / Ballet Practice, 2009 (2m 26s) / Parkesine, 2011 (approx 3mins)

Closing event: Sat 30th April 2011 7pm

Red Desert (1964) Michelangelo Antonioni (120mins)

Open: Fridays and Saturdays 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th April 2011 1-5pm

& by appointment, email for further information

TROVE, Newhall Square, 144 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1RZ

Donning metaphorical lab coats and overalls, Alastair Levy and collective-practice They Are Here will instigate a series of experiments and interventions inspired by the industrial, scientific and architectural legacy of the exhibition space: a former science and industry museum (1951 – 1997) and prior to that Elkington’s silver electroplating factory, the first of its kind in the world (built in 1838).

Inspired by notions of chemical reactions, manufacture and associative words: catalyst, conductive surface, the striking method, plating, gold, silver etc, the artists seek to explore how these ‘key words’ might become manifest in an artistic process that reacts to site and situation.

Significantly the opportunity to present work arose through a failed funding application that would have seen an alternative set of artists in-residence had it been successful. An attitude of expediency and rapid response has been pushed to the fore, necessitated by the development of ideas and work that began only thirteen days before the scheduled opening. This limited window of opportunity resonates with future of the site itself, scheduled to be converted into an office unit later this summer. This context has been embraced as a creative challenge to making work - hopefully encapsulating the spirit of efficiency and elegance of Victorian engineering.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Under Gods at HOST, Object symposium

Liz Hingley (photographer of the Under Gods: Stories from Soho Road project) and Danny Miller - who hosted the event.

A selection of the objects bought to the symposium by the audience for the discussion...