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:
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 (thirteen 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.
There will be an exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery, Arthur Jeffress: A Complete Portrait, 3rd April - 5th Sept 2020 to coincide with publication of the book A Life in Art, Bloomsbury, April 2020.
As part of the Insiders Outsiders festival, a panel discussion with René Gimpel, Gill Hedley and Sir Nicholas Serota. See invite card for details.
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.
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. www.sigune.co.uk
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