Paul Allender was incredibly helpful as he wrote the introduction for the "Overlooked" show (link to intro). Paul is a Research Associate for the University of Sheffield. Paul and his colleagues have brought together a show at The Scottish Queen based on their research project ‘Imagine’.
Park Hill Re-imagined - The Scottish Queen, Park Hill
Saturday 7th November 2015, 12 till 8pm
Welcome and drinks event 6pm-8pm - 7th November 2015
Sunday 8th November 2015, 10am to 4pm
Monday 9th November 2015, 10am to 3pm
This exhibition represents the on-going work of the Imagine project in Park Hill. Imagine is a five-year project funded by the ESRC/AHRC’s Connected Communities programme to think about imagining better communities and making them happen. The exhibition shares residents and ex-residents’ perspectives in a number of formats: film, photos, quotations, drawings and archive material. This small exhibition is a precursor for a more extensive one to be held in 2016 at Weston Park Museum.
The project is a co-production between the University of Sheffield and Museums Sheffield. We are currently developing a film about the new Park Hill which will be part of a permanent exhibition at the Museum. You can see some excerpts from this film here in this exhibition.
We also exhibit the work of the photographer Tim Smith, the painter Mandy Payne, and selections from the voluminous archive of Grace Owen nursery school. The children from Grace Owen take centre-stage with some recently created pictures of ‘their’ Park Hill.
This exhibition is a snapshot of ideas about Park Hill now and in the past. It hopefully offers some food for thought about what life is like living and working in this modernist block of flats.
For further information - http://www.imaginecommunity.org.uk/park-hill-reimagined/
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Updates on the progress of the "Overlooked" artists
Mandy Payne -
(image of Mandy from http://newlight-art.org.uk/4989-2/)
Mandy is on fire this year and doing great things and being hugely recognised for her work. Mandy WON the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award in the New Light Art Prize...yay!!!! To see more detailed information have a look here - http://newlight-art.org.uk/4989-2/
You can see the 'New Light Art Prize' show and Mandy's work throughout the coming year at the following galleries and dates -
Bowes Museum in County Durham - 17th October 2015 to 7th February 2016
Mercer Gallery in Harrogate - 17th February 2016 to 12th June 2016
Panter and Hall Fine Art Gallery in London - 27th June 2016 to 1st July 2016
If you are in Leicester Mandy has some lithographs on display at the 'Molotov's to Modernism' show at LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester. LE1 1RE
Also, if you're quick and in London you can see the last few days of the NOAC (National Open Art Competition) show which Mandy is part of at the Royal College of Art. It closes this Sunday the 1st of November.
Conor Rogers -
‘It’s Water, Not Watah!’
Acrylic on kitchen sponge, 8 x 5 x 3cm
Acrylic on kitchen sponge, 8 x 5 x 3cm
Later this month the 2015 Bloomberg New Contemporaries show, which Conor very rightfully is part of, is moving from Nottingham's Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary, galleries to the London ICA. Opening on the 25th November it runs until the 24 Jan 2016.
Further details are here -
Sean Williams -
'A Summer's Day at the Nuclear Bunker'
Acrylic on board
Sean's excellent painting, 'A Summer's Day at the Nuclear Bunker', is part of the group show Contemporary British Painting which opens on the 3rd of November, 2015, and runs until the 2nd of January 2016 at The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church 17 Marylebone Road, London.
Further details are here http://www.contemporarybritishpainting.com/wordpress/?p=4566
Andy Cropper -
On a more local level Andy's work is being used for the theme of this month's Now Then magazine (issue 92) which is out on Wednesday the 4th of November - http://nowthenmagazine.com/sheffield/
And it's just been confirmed that he will be having a solo show at APG Works here in Sheffield starting March next year "Uncertain Spaces: Non-places and Non-spaces". Details to come.
2015 is definitely being a good year for everyone and it looks like 2016 will hopefully be the same.