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Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

© Gill Hedley  9 Jan 2017
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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 recent projects, with more on the archive page.

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is a site-specific installation artist working in sculpture, installation, video and sound, photography and architectural interventions. Her materials range from the unusual to the ordinary and the ephemeral to the precious; they include organic materials, foodstuffs and precious metals. Central to her practice is a response to the particularities of place; its history, locale, environment and communities.

Elpida presented Haruspex, commissioned by the Vatican, as part of the Pavilion of the Holy See, at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2015.

The exhibition at Danielle Arnaud’s gallery follows on from her remarkable show at the Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, in summer 2016 and concentrates on new sculptural work on a smaller more intimate scale. Danielle Arnaud will also show Elpida’s work at the London Art Fair in January.

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva's website (www)
summary of Elpida's work on this site

image of Beauty Exposed - work by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

sheep stomach, lamb intestine and turned wood
52 x 35 x 37 cm, photo: Nick Dunmur

Ann Sutton Moving Through - detail

image of the catalgue essay cover

On The Grid is an exhibition of new work by Ann Sutton where her lifelong study of line and the grid in new materials and on a new scale is revealed with joie de vivre.

Gallery Oldham
Oldham Gallery Quarter
Greaves Street
Oldham  OL1 1AL

The exhibition tours next year to The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in her home town of Stoke on Trent where a collectors’ evening will be staged: details in the New Year. The show will finish its tour next autumn at Winchester School of Art.

Ann Sutton's website (www)
→ catalogue essay On The Grid on Ann's latest work (PDF)
→ installation photos of On The Grid at Gallery Oldham
summary of Ann's work on this site

installation shot at Gallery Oldham

During 2017 I will be working on four projects in complete contrast to each other:

• I am advising the fascinating John Deakin Archive

• While also writing a book on the churches built in Britain after Waterloo, looking in particular at those funded by the Church Building Society. In parallel to the £1m Commissioners’ Churches, they supported free seats for all and church improvements from 1818 until the 1980s.

• I am working with the artist Nicola Naismith on a project with ergonomist Val Woods which will culminate in a future exhibition looking at Postures of Making. We will be seeking partner venues in the New Year. Nicola Naismith's website (www)

• In autumn 2017, I am co-curator, with Prof. Anne Massey, of an exhibition to mark the refurbishment of the Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Pioneers of Pop will celebrate the links between Independent Group and the North and, my own particular interest, the impact of Richard Hamilton’s time in Newcastle from 1953-1966: from the Coronation to the World Cup win.

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