SUMMER EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Microclimate by Gayle Chong Kwan, 23rd July – 5th November 2017
Normanby Hall and Gardens, North Lincolnshire DN15 9HU
Microclimate includes a sensory banquet and exhibition exploring the history of fruit and vegetables grown onsite and examines wider issues of food production, transportation and seasonality.
Hull Rises with Laura Wilson, 29 July, 11am – 3pm
Western Library, 262-264 Boulevard, Hull HU3 3ED
A bread-making and creative writing workshop led by poet John Wedgwood Clarke for the Hull Rises project. Come prepared to get floury!
Wedgwood Clarke will be joined by visual artist Laura Wilson, who is creating a new artwork inspired by bread making, alongside artisan baker Patrick Crabtree – The Artisan at Home.
FREE: Booking essential through hullboxoffice.com
Field Day, 3 September, 11am – 3.30pm
Meet at St Mary’s Church, Birdsall
A walking tour in East Riding of Yorkshire with Archaeologist Dr Melanie Giles, University of Manchester, and poet John Wedgwood Clarke. Explore the cultures of food production that have shaped this rich archaeological landscape.
Full itinerary will be available on booking.
Tickets: £7 from – firstname.lastname@example.org
Milling About by artist Laura Wilson, Saturday 7 October 2-4pm – and then exhibitions until December 2017
Museums Quarter and Hull East Riding Museum, Hull
Milling About is a new site-specific artwork by artist Laura Wilson exploring the East Riding’s history of growing grain and of baking bread in Hull. Focusing on sustainability this work will be inspired by the archaeological collections in Hull and East Riding Museum. A performance developed with choreographer Lucy Suggate will be presented on 7 October in the Museums Quarter and a new video will be shown in the Hull and East Riding Museum.
Surroundings is a Hull Museums Partnership project funded by Arts Council England through Ambitions for Excellence and Wellcome Trust Sustaining Excellence.
Laura Wilson Fold and Stretch
Humber Museums Partnership
The Humber Museums Partnership (HMP) consists of the museum services of Hull, North Lincolnshire and the East Riding. It was formed in 2014 to develop collaborative working for the purpose of delivering better services to the public. The three museum services of the Humber Museums Partnership hold extensive collections of art, archaeology, social history, rural history, maritime history and world cultures. We work together to promote the heritage of the Humber region and the wider world.
Humber Museums Partnership was awarded £547,400 through an Arts Council Ambition for Excellence for ‘Surroundings’. Launching in 2017 – the year of Hull City of Culture – the ‘Surroundings’ programme will include international public art commissions with an environmental theme, a young curator’s project, residencies and exhibitions.
Gayle Chong Kwan creates mise-en-scenes, fantastical landscapes, and environments, made out of disturbing arrangements of sensory waste, found materials and documentary sources. Her work explores myths, collective and contentious histories and the ambiguous relationship between reality, appropriation, fictional contemporary mechanisms, and latter day myths, to focus on the impact of contemporary developments in tourism, planning and urban development upon the landscape.
Laura Wilson is an artist based in London. She is interested in how history is carried and evolved through everyday materials, trades and craftsmanship. She works with specialists to develop sculptural and performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory and tacit knowledge.
Wilson’s interdisciplinary and research-based works have been exhibited widely including at SPACE, London (2017); RIBA, London; Site Gallery, Sheffield; and SPACE, London (2016); Whitstable Biennial (2014); Camden Arts Centre, London and Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013); and W139, Amsterdam and De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2012). She is a current Syllabus II artist and was UK Associate Artist in residence at Delfina Foundation, London in 2016; and the recipient of the Winston Churchill Memorial Travel Fellowship in 2011.
John Wedgwood Clarke is a poet, lecturer and presenter of the BBC4 documentary Through the Lens of Larkin. His second poetry collection, Landfill, is published in September 2017.
Dr Melanie Giles is Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
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