Katie Goodwin & Ilona Sagar
7pm Fri 7th Dec 2018
Creekside Projects, Unit A1, Fuel Tank 8-12, Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 3DX (next to APT Gallery)
Tube: Deptford Bridge DLR (5 min); New Cross (10 mins)
Doors Open 6.30 for a 7pm start. Please bring snacks or drinks to share in the break (cups and bowls provided
Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Thames-Side Studios,
Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Woolwich,
EXHIBITION DATES 20 October – 3 November
GALLERY OPENING HOURS Thurs-Sun 12pm – 5pm
OPENING PARTY Friday 19 October 6pm - 8.30pm
Gen Doy performance 7.30pm
The Ghost Tide - coinciding with the festivals of Hallowe'en, All Souls and the Day of the Dead - takes as its starting point the perspective that ghosts exist as an idea, or as part of a belief system, across cultures, across national borders and throughout recorded history. Most languages contain words to describe the ghost, spirit or immaterial part of a deceased person. Often, these words - like the type of ghost they describe - have traversed borders and been assimilated across cultures.
The exhibition, situated next to the Thames Barrier in South-East London, evokes ghosts as a migratory tide, washed up along the shore of the Thames their historical baggage in tow. It also explores the presence of artists in this part of London, as a migratory tide of creative flotsam and jetsam which ebbs and flows as the city gentrifies and develops.
Featured works include sculpture, installation, film, sound, performance and wall based works. The exhibition will include installations and outdoor interventions, as well as public events. The Ghost Tide features works by over 30 UK and international artists.
Artists featured: Andrea G Artz, Chris Boyd, Davies, Monaghan & Klein, Gen Doy, Sarah Doyle, Graham Dunning, Diane Eagles, Andrew Ekins, Charlie Fox, Katie Goodwin, Kio Griffith, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Rob La Frenais, David Leapman, Liane Lang, Toby MacLennan, Laura Marker, Joanna McCormick, Josie McCoy, Jane Millar, Output Arts, Miroslav Pomichal, Brothers Quay, Anne Robinson, Edwin Rostron, Matt Rowe, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire, Sara Trillo, Yun Ting Tsai, Kate Walters, Patrick White, Heidi Wigmore, Neale Willis, Mary Yacoob, Neda Zarfsaz.
About the Curators: Monika Bobinska is the director of CANAL, which organizes exhibitions and art projects in a variety of settings. She is the founder of the North Devon Artist Residency.
Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator. She leads the visual arts and creative research project GHost (initiated in 2008), curating an on-going programme of exhibitions, performances and inter-disciplinary seminars interrogating the idea of the ghost. Her work, The GHost Formula, 2016, commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and funded by Arts Council England recently toured to NTMoFA (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts) as part of the exhibition No Such Thing As Gravity, curated by Rob La Frenais.
CURATORS' TALK Saturday 20 October 3pm – 4pm
DAY OF THE DEAD CLOSING PARTY Saturday 3 November 2pm – 7.30pm
Papel Picado Workshop 2pm – 5pm Make your own Day of the Dead 'cut - outs' with artist Sarah Doyle. Suitable for all ages, materials provided
Performances and Artist Led Walk 2pm – 5pm Charlie Fox, Calum F Kerr, Joanna Mccormick, in and around the gallery
Day Of The Dead Feast 5pm – 6pm Refreshments served
International Film Screening 6pm Screening of short films in the gallery: Chris Boyd, Liane Lang, Brothers Quay, Yun Ting Tsai and Neda Zarfsaz
For more information, contact us on l 0786 606 3663 | 07900 208 711 |
www.ghosthostings.co.uk | www.canalprojects.info
Flyer image: Bad Omen | Matt Rowe | 2011
Objects and stories in exhibition at 310 New Cross Rd PV 12th Oct 13th until 20th Oct. Open Wed to Fri 12-5 & Sat 12-6
eBay auctions are live here.
310 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AF
PRESS IMAGES can be downloaded here. Enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org
THINGS appear simultaneously as individual auctions on eBay site and a 10-day exhibition.
Artists/Writers taking part:
Julia Lee Barclay-Morton / Beth Barlow / Alexa Jean Barrett / Jacqueline Butler / Chris Byrne / Angus Carlyle / Michelle Crowther / Ash van Dyck / Katie Goodwin / Sadie Hasler / Justin Hopper / Hazel Jones and Millie Shenton-Jones / Laura Keeble / Lizzy Le Quessne / Mark Leahy / Gavin MacGregor / Serenella Martufi / Amy McKenny / Simon Poulter / Lee Rourke / Clara S Rueprich & Udo Grashoff / Joanna Schulte / Emily Tracy / Mare Tralla / Laura Trevail / Becky Walker / Heidi Wigmore
THINGS curated by Tamara Projects
We hoard and surround ourselves with things to remind us of our past and to establish who we are. It’s as if the objects have got a magical power to stop time, keeping our memories alive. But when we are no longer here, forget, or dispose of the object, the web of stories disappears. And the object moves on, via a charity shop or an auction house, gathering a new story for someone else…
Another reason for our obsession with things is the belief that they carry powers and meanings because of whom they belonged to, a collectable pen used by Churchill, for example, a notion that the auction houses have always encouraged and something that goes back to totemism and ancient beliefs.
THINGS is a digital public art project where artists and writers are allocated an object to have for few weeks and they imagine stories for them. These objects are then placed on eBay site for the duration of a standard auction – 10 days, including their new ‘story’, a made up biography.
During that time they are also displayed together in an exhibition at 310 New Cross Road from 12-21 October, as a collection for the first and last time.
After the auction, the objects are sent to their buyers with a print out of the story, unsold lots are relisted until sold. The proceeds from the auction go to the artist.
Being mainly known as a moving image artist, it’s always a pleasure to exhibit my new paper based work. So pleased to have been selected for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in such a special location by the Thames. Go and go by Clippers boat!
I’ll be at the New Collector’s Party and you can buy tickets for the fair here:
Tickets can be found on our website: http://www.woolwichprintfair.com/tickets/