Tate Film Club runs as part of the Wadebridge Look Group and is programmed by the group, Circle Contemporary and Tate St Ives. This screening on 14th January at Hawksfield showed work by Naomi Frears, Rachael Jones and myself. Thank you for the invitation Jeanie Sinclair, Assistant Learning Curator, Tate St Ives.
I was invited by Tate St Ives to programme Film Club on 18 August as part of the gallery’s Summer of Art. Titled after the Air Supply hit of 1980, All Out of Love, the selected films draw on the exhaustion and frustration of endings, but also feats of effort: actions driven ‘out of love’. The screening included works by Margaret Salmon, winner of the first Max Mara Art Prize, Turner Prize nominee James Richards, Naomi Frears, collaborators Simon Bayliss and Susie Green with their new work Love Immersion and recent Falmouth University graduate Charlie Fairbairn.
Screened as part of The Voyeurs in St Ives last week, The Pleasure, The Privilege is the starting point for a new work. Based on short sequences unified through sung vocals from The Smiths song There is a light that never goes out, laid over ambient sounds of insects and birds. The developed film will utilise shifts between devised and incidental vignettes joined together to reflect an emotive pull and heightened observation of immediate surroundings. A snippet from the film is here – https://vimeo.com/
Thanks to Naomi and Simon for the invite. I’m showing a new film. There’s food (Dom from CAST so it’ll be good) and a bar. Frears & Bayliss Present: The Voyeurs – An Evening of Short Films by Anne McGuire | Tracy Moffatt | Rachael Jones | James Hankey | Melanie Stidolph | Jean Genet | Kurt Kren. 7 – 9.30pm, Thursday 2nd June. Free Admission. 3 Porthmeor Studios, St Ives Cornwall, TR26 1NG.
The Exchange in Penzance warmly hosted SWARM on Saturday 23rd April. Initiated by KARST and Back Lane West and organised by Field Notes SWARM invited artists and organisations from across the South West to meet and chat. Sharp and funny presentations from Gordon Dalton (featuring the above owl), Network Manager Visual Arts South West, and Lucy Stein and Simon Bayliss (‘Machu Picchu / Pecha Kulcha…’). Simon’s write up on the day is here. Thanks for the invite Field Notes.
I am very pleased to have been selected as a participant for The Cornwall Workshop – a weeklong intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and writers based in the South West. The 2016 Workshop will be led by acclaimed British artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers and will focus on artists’ moving image practices, with an emphasis on analogue technologies. It will be programmed with LUX, the national agency that supports and promotes artists working with the moving image. Eleven participants were selected from open submission along with 5 invited international participants – see – www.thecornwallworkshop.com
I have been covering the role of Learning Curator at Tate St Ives since May last year, which comes to an end next month. I have been resident in Pendeen, a small village in West Penwith, wild and windy with more than one good pub. During my time Sam Thorne was Artistic Director, now Director of Nottingham Contemporary, and I’ve worked with wonderful, knowledgeable people about all things Cornwall, although yet to hit the dance floor of the 3 Ferrets, and therefore perhaps cannot truly say I’ve been here. Highlights for me have been programming The Beehive – first version with Catherine Haines (image above from her project), second, about to launch with Katie Schwab, as well as working with many families and young people and just soaking up all that is idiosyncratic about St Ives and the seaside Tate.
The Photographers’ Gallery, London in collaboration with The Pin Projects, Beijing OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen and with support from the British Council present Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today, until 12 July 2015. Also on display is The World in London, a major public art project initiated by The Photographers’ Gallery in 2012 to coincide with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The project presents 204 photographic portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from one of the nations competing at the Games. I was one of the 204 commissioned artists and the exhibition includes my portrait of Corina Armel from Mauritius (shutter triggered by Dot the cat).
Installing exhibition with Mandy Lee Jandrell at Solent Showcase Gallery. Joint exhibition, which comes from a desire to reflect the separate but simultaneous change in our practices and emphasise the recurring elements and new formal concerns of the work. Blindingly bright vegetation bursts into the space and there is an overlap of visual and voiced reflections on making art and life. Includes new videos She is already here, a homage to artist and photographer Nadège Mériau and collaborative work Exhaustion with Max Catterall. Exhibition runs until 20 June. //connectseverything.tumblr.com/