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Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

© Gill Hedley  4 Feb 2019
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Gill Hedley is an independent curator, writer and consultant on contemporary visual arts. The menu to the left leads to different aspects of her work. On some pages blue links in bullet points open for more detail. Below are current and recent projects, with more on the archive pages.

Solo show of recent work by Sigune Hamann at:
The Barn Gallery, Kendrew Quad, St John’s College,
St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP, 12-6pm daily.

picture of Lorrice

Sigune Hamann's website (www)
→ brief biography of Sigune Hamann
→ more about the exhibition Did You Spot the Gorilla?
summary of Sigune Hamann's work across this site

Sigune Hamann’s work tests our attention and perception. Much of Did You Spot The Gorilla? - including the film-strip with the same title - was developed during her residency in the Department of Experimental Psychology in response to the work of neuroscientist Kia Nobre. Artist and scientist share a curiosity in how our memories and expectations shape what we see.

In the show, images are split then re-assembled into new interchanging narratives: an installation of photographic figure-like cylinders; an immersive 30 metre panoramic film-strip from the demonstration last autumn for a second referendum; Freshers, a series of 100 photographs of first meetings and social interaction; Fair’s Fair, artist’s books that explore, like the cylinders, looking, meeting and dealing at Frieze Art Fair.

Sigune Hamann is an artist living and practicing in London since 1990. She is Reader in Art and Media Practice at the University of the Arts, Camberwell College of Arts.

When I worked in Southampton Art Gallery, in the mid 1980s, I came across the collector/dealer Arthur Jeffress and planned, though never completed, an exhibition to celebrate the bequest to the gallery in 1961 of his subversive little collection.

After I left CAS (over eleven years ago now) and knowing a lot more about collectors, I decided to see if there was enough material for a biography. One decade and 100,000 words later, I am delighted to say that a publisher also thinks the story is worth publishing.

I am discussing an exhibition with Southampton City Art Gallery in 2020 to coincide with the book.

→ See the page in this website on Arthur Jeffress

portrait of Arthur Jeffress Oriel Ross, Portrait of Arthur Jeffress, 1927, collection Gill Hedley


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