CVAN Presents…Art & Politics of Health| Bárbara Rodriguez + Oreet Ashery

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Events | No Comments

Friday, July 3, 2020 2:00 PM  3:00 PM At a time when questions of health are most critical, curator Bárbara Rodriguez and artist Oreet Ashery explore the ever pertinent relationship between art and health. Follow this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cvan-presentsart-politics-of-health-barbara-rodriguez-oreet-ashery-registration-111275331512

New Digital Commissions at Scarborough Museums Trust

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Events, Exhibitions | No Comments

New Digital Commissions invites seven artists to create digital artworks which will be released online over the next four months. These artworks will appear across a range of social media platforms and are part of our response to the ongoing lockdown. The commissions examine the significance of objects – museums artefacts, personal possessions or things noticed […]

On monuments and the structures of racism

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Discussion, Topical | No Comments

John Akomfrah in conversation with Tina Campt, Ekow Eshun, Saidiya Hartman This discussion, recorded on Thursday 18 June 2020, examined the legacy of John Akomfrah’s early films, such as Signs of Empire and Handsworth Songs, in the context of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, the destruction of colonial monuments and the structures of institutional racism. The conversation was moderated by writer and broadcaster […]

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Uncategorised | No Comments

On Tuesday we posted a black box on Instagram in support of #BlackOutTuesday. We were challenged about this and now recognise that a black box is not enough. We need to be stronger and more proactive in our response to systemic racism.    At Crescent Arts we express our solidarity with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people […]

Webb-Ellis at Venice Biennale 2015

Webb-Ellis at Venice Biennale 2015

Resident artist duo, Webb-Ellis, have just returned from the preview week of Venice Biennale. Assisted by an a-n ‘Go and See’ bursary, they made the 2,418 mile round trip (from Scarborough to Venice and back) over land. This writing and video is their response:     “Books were only one type of receptacle where we […]

“MY 4 YEAR OLD COULD DO THAT!”

“MY 4 YEAR OLD COULD DO THAT!”

Resident artist Steven Malorie Potter reviews the work of Stephen Chambers in our recent Northern Print exhibition, ‘Glossary: How and Why Artists Make Prints’. Utilising the idea that something as “bog standard” as a potato can be used to create something beautiful Stephen Chambers shows off how even the simplest of printing techniques can yield complex […]

DEAD GOOD

DEAD GOOD

Resident artist Steven Malorie Potter reviews the work of Julian Meredith in our recent Northern Print exhibition, ‘Glossary: How and Why Artists Make Prints’. Artist uses corpse of dead bird to create ‘Swifts (The Scream)’ Using what he describes as a ‘hunter gatherer’ methodology Julian Meredith utilises direct printing to produce haunting reproductions. When describing […]

HMMMMM INDEED

HMMMMM INDEED

Resident artist Steven Malorie Potter reviews Webb-Ellis’s recent exhibition at Crescent Arts. One would be forgiven upon hearing a description of ‘hmmmmm’, for thinking it the start of a bad joke about contemporary art. Two artists, painted blue, dancing naked in a pink room to music only they can hear for 5 hours. The reality of […]

Resident artists selected for a-n bursary

Resident artists selected for a-n bursary

Resident artists Webb-Ellis tell us about their a-n bursary… We are delighted to have been selected to receive an a-n Bursary to allow us to visit the Venice Biennale during preview week in early May. We will be traveling in ‘Mistress Enid Abbott’, our converted mini-bus, making the over 2,500 mile round trip part of […]

Karen T: AA2A ‘Plus’ & Craft Council Accessions

Karen T: AA2A ‘Plus’ & Craft Council Accessions

Karen Thompson has been busy this autumn! She was recently awarded an AA2A ‘Plus’ placement with York Art Gallery and York College . Karen will make work in response to York Museums Trust’s ceramic collection over the coming months. In November the artist visited the top secret York Museums Trust’s stores, searching for works to respond to. […]

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