Gill Hedley

Writer and Curator

Archive 2014

Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

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Last updated 9 Apr 2022

Gill Hedley is a writer, an independent curator and a consultant on contemporary visual arts. This is an archive of projects, exhibitions, events and news she has been involved with. These stories are re-used elsewhere on the site as notes. Divided by year - please use the menu below:

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Jyll Bradley's installation in Folkestone

Green/Light (For M.R.) (2014)

Jyll Bradley's significant new installation for the Folkestone Triennal.

e-mail flyer with brief details and images
    of the three shows that the artist is
    presenting this autumn (PDF)
→ the Folkestone Triennal site (www)
Jyll Bradley's website (www)
summary of Jyll's work on this site

A.R. Hopwood has been appointed to be an Engagement Fellow for the Wellcome Institute. The fellowships, now in their third year, were developed to enable existing practitioners to make significant advances in their careers in scientific communication and engagement with the public. This year's Fellows come from differing disciplines and are all committed to encouraging new ways of thinking about science.

A.R. Hopwood's website (www)
Wellcome Trust press release (www)

Part of the Women and War symposium at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

→ the college website (www)
→ the film website (www)
Lynn MacRitchie's website (www)
summary of Lynn's work on this site

On 13 Nov from 4-6pm at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, I will introduce artist Lynn MacRitchie’s recent film Towers of Ilium in which "an ancient epic reverberates in a contemporary medium" (Marina Warner). After showing the film Lynn will answer questions.

still of Ilium burning from the film

image from the film of the burning fort

Martha Orbach image

A new story project by Martha Orbach about daily life in the aftermath:

We’re making tea amidst the rubble.
The house is feeling fragile.
If you yell the walls tremble and let the light in.

→ selected for Deptford X fringe 2014 (www)
→ showing at The Old Police Station
     114 Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LG (www)
Martha Orbach's website (www)

Andrew Mummery is pleased to announce Jyll Bradley’s first solo exhibition in London. Curated by Gill Hedley and with the assistance of Joanna Mackiewicz-Gemes for Mummery + Schnelle.

→ exhibition press release (PDF)
→ the Mummery+Schnelle site (www)
Jyll Bradley's website (www)
summary of Jyll's work on this site

Jyll Bradley light box

Estherandamanda (2013)

poster for Colin Booth exhibition

A mid-career survey of recent work by Colin Booth, with a catalogue essay by Sacha Craddock.

Colin Booth's website (www)
→ the UpDownGallery site (www)
summary of Colin's work on this site

UpDown Gallery, Satis House, 11 Elms Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9BW.

Ann Sutton Counterpoint at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art is open during August by appointment. An extended version will tour during 2016.

→ exhibition press release (PDF)
Patrick Heide's website (www)
→ text by Ann Sutton & Gill Hedley (PDF)
Ann Sutton's website (www)
summary of Ann's work on this site

An exhibition of new work by Ann Sutton at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art this summer. Every aspect of this exciting work is new and original in both medium and technique. The material is polymer filament in sinuous lines which are manipulated – stabbed, threaded, pulled - through a canvas, board or Perspex support and each new group of works takes the process and material in different and shifting directions. The viewer moves past and the work leaps into momentary action, the kinesis sometimes suggesting a free calligraphy. We are given just enough encouragement to seek out words and meaning ourselves – Ann Sutton’s work seduces and whispers then changes as we watch and move by.

The concentration on monochrome is also new to an artist whose work over five decades is synonymous with colour and texture and pattern. What is continuous throughout her career is her commitment to innovation, to the concepts of constructivism, to new materials and a joie de vivre in every work.

new work by Ann Sutton

Untitled polymer filament on canvas + detail

new work by Ann Sutton

Ann Sutton was awarded the MBE in 1991. The Crafts Council organised her major retrospective in 2004 and the Contemporary Art Society distributed her generous gift of works from her own collection to museums through Britain.

The guest curator is Gill Hedley. Please contact or for further details. Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, 11 Church Street, London NW8 8EE (020) 7724 5548.

A.R. Hopwood's website (www)
press release on the London Exhibitions (PDF)
→ the False Memory Archive project website (www)
→ the Freud Museum site (www)
summary of A.R. Hopwood's work on this site

flyer for A.R. Hopwood exhibition

Volkan Aslan work

Volkan Aslan The same view, with different people, 2013,
found porcelain statuettes, 42 x12 x 9 cm.

Exhibition 6 June-5 July 2014. Artist Talk with Gill Hedley: 3.30pm 7 June 2014.

Pi Artworks London, 55 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8EG.

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art is pleased to invite you for a talk at the gallery on Wednesday, 2 April on the occasion of their current exhibition mimēma. Michelle Charles and David Connearn in conversation with curator Gill Hedley:
• 6.30 pm - Drinks
• 7.00 pm - Talk

The talk will be followed by a performance in response to the exhibition by composer Tim Hodgkinson and Yoni Silver (bass clarinets) in collaboration with the poet Harry Gilonis (voice tape). Places are limited, so please RSVP by Tues 1 April. We look forward to welcoming you in the gallery.

Administrative Processes + Events = Documents is a new video work by Nicola Naismith. The work is the result of residencies at the Parliamentary Archives and Norfolk Record Office exploring documents relating to the Land Tax Act of 1821 - the longest act held within the Parliamentary Archives.

view the video (www)
project information
    & artist statement

project blog (www)
Nicola Naismith's website (www)
summary of work on this site

still from Nicola Naismith's video

Image by permission of the Parliamentary Archives
Parliamentary copyright House of Lords 2013

Permindar Kaur Untitled

Untitled 2014

Artist Permindar Kaur's new exhibition is Hiding Out at the Djanogly Gallery. Gill has written a catalogue essay We Are All Wild Things.

Taiwan Fine Arts Museum
8 March - 8 June 2014.

Co-organised by LYC Foundation (www)
Gill Hedley is the curatorial adviser

Click on the image itself for a larger resolution copy of this exhibition invitation.

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FAX 886-2-25319085

Heather Barnett work

Simultaneous Service I, Head Chef
(squid ink screen print)

This year's exhibition of work by Heather Barnett is on display at L'autre pied in Marylebone, from Thurs 6 Nov onwards.

For details of the latest Artist-in-Restaurant project:
→ the Artist-in-Restaurant site (www)
→ the Pied à Terre website (www)
Heather Barnett's site (www)

Exhibition of new paintings by Dillwyn Smith, curated by Gill Hedley.

Dillwyn in conversation with the curator 7pm 12 Nov 2014 at: Patrick Heide Contemporary Art,
11 Church Street, Lisson Grove, London NW8 8EE.

exhibition text by Gill Hedley
Patrick Heide's website (www)
Google search for Dillwyn Smith (www)
summary of Dillwyn's work on this site

Dillwyn Smith painting

I've written the text on Richard Hamilton for the Dictionary of National Biography.


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