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:
Invitations will be sent later to the private view of Tim Head's exhibition to mark his residency as Artist-in-Restaurant at Pied à Terre. His work during the residency has focused on design, in hommage to Richard Hamilton.
Gill will be in conversation with Liliane Lijn to introduce the artist’s film Look A Doll! - My Mother's Story (1998 – 2000) at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge on Tues 22nd October. The film explores Lijn’s mother’s childhood in Russia and Poland, using interviews, photomontage and archive film clips. Extending the autobiographical theme developed in Lijn’s book Her Mother's Voice the film depicts the reality of family life of a Jewish woman born into the 20th Century in the years leading up to the Holocaust.
62 minutes shot on Sony digital video, edited on Beta SP. Camera: John Bulmer, Editor: Michael Franks, Rostrum Camera: Ken Morse. Made with the financial aid of the London Production Fund.
An enactment of oral tradition between generations and between mother and daughter, it is about ‘the restlessness of the rootless, those who have lost everything, even and most painfully their past’.
Lynn MacRitchie's film Towers of Ilium has been shot in Essex with layers of reference to Homer’s Iliad, Troy and the Tilbury Trojan skinheads. It was shown at DOMOBAAL, 3 John Street, London WC1N 2ES, with an opening at 6pm on Weds 18 Sept 2013.
See photograph and caption from the Guardian: a quick photo fashion piece on Art Fair style.
Sigune Hamann's exhibition In the Name of at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery is inspired by the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham, on loan from the British Library. Sigune will discuss the new work she has made for this exhibition with the exhibition's curator, Gill Hedley.
The talk will be followed by the launch of a new limited edition diorama by Sigune Hamann in conjunction with The Multiple Store.
6.30pm Tues 17 Sept at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TU. Admission to the talk is free. Please book a place by calling 03000 266590.
This talk was followed by a studio visit in Jan 2014, where Sigune showed the new multiples and also a selection of previous work.
A.R. Hopwood's exhibition The False Memory Archive opens in Penzance on
27th September. The show was seen at the University of Warwick and is evolving for its showing at Penzance,
with further showings in Edinburgh and at the Freud Museum in 2014. More details of these nearer the time.
→ A.R. Hopwood's website (www)
→ false memory archive site (www).
Opening 27th September at The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL.
For further information about the project or the exhibition, please contact:
Emily Philippou, Media Officer, Wellcome Trust, (020) 7611 8726 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to full explanation of the exhibition and the artist's new role in the attached PDF file: A.R. Hopwood A National Tour (PDF). The exhibition tours to The University of Edinburgh's Talbot Rice Gallery and then The Freud Museum, London - see dates to the left.
Sigune Hamann has been invited to have an exhibition, at the DLI Arts Centre in Durham in July 2013 to coincide with the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham from the British Library. Sigune and I are working together on the project which is available for tour from late 2014 onwards. She will show some of her filmstrip works and make new work which responds to the idea of the journey (the Gospels travelled with St Cuthbert’s body for 100 years fom Lindisfarne to Durham) and light-boxes, echoing the way in which the gospels are believed to have been created.
In The Name Of to celebrate the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham, on loan from the British Library.
At the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TU.
Elpida Hadzi-Vaileva's exhibition Silentio Pathologia. Preview dates in Venice May 29, 30, 31 at the Pavilion of the Republic of Macedonia, Venice Biennale, Scuola dei Laneri, Fondamenta del Gaffaro, Santa Croce 131, Venezia.
Elpida was previously artist-in-restaurant at the Pied à Terre. Her Venice installation will be available to tour from early 2014.
While in Venice I will be with Justin Merino who is Director, Loans & Exhibitions, APT. I helped them in an advisory role. They will be introducing a scheme to curators by which works can be borrowed simply, efficiently and with no fee, from a range of international storage spaces.
A.R. Hopwood and the Wellcome Trust
Alasdair has been given a second Wellcome Trust grant for a solo show on the subject of False Memory. There will be a programme of events held in Edinburgh in spring 2013 during the Science Festival there, followed by a solo exhibition at The Exchange, Newlyn, in autumn 2013, and another version of the exhibition, again with site specific work, at The Freud Museum, London, in 2014. Other venues can be added to the tour, all with site specific projects. The artist and I are working together on the project. Please contact me for more details. See the website false memory archive (www).
I have just finished organising the latest display at the offices of the Gulbenkian Foundation (UK) in Hoxton Square with a beautiful sculpture Not Connecting by the Portuguese artist Fernanda Fragateiro and two works on paper by Bridget Riley and Alison Turnbull.
Conference on Richard Hamilton
I took part in a conference on Richard Hamilton, Victor Pasmore and the Basic Design course at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. I spoke about Hamilton’s time in Newcastle and the extraordinary range of students that studied with him, based on research started during a short fellowship I held with the university. Link to the conference paper on Richard Hamilton's time in Newcastle and the students he taught there between 1953 and 1966.
Mentor for AXIS
Mentor to a group of five young Welsh artists: Freddy Griffiths, Shaun James, Phil Lambert, Ian Wilkins & Megan Wyatt. Link to the Axisweb site (www).
I gave a paper at the Association of Art Historians’ Conference at Reading in April 2013 as part of the session: London’s Commercial Art Market: Art on sale and display from 1920 to now. My paper was entitled Arthur Jeffress for Painting.
Jean-Yves Mock has written a memoir of Erica Brausen, the important gallery owner who was Francis Bacon's first dealer, whose gallery was backed by Arthur Jeffress. I am grateful to M. Mock for permission to reproduce it here with my translation.
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