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Big Visions in the Nunnery | P1 Tina Keane

Visions in the Nunnery | P1 Tina Keane
runs until 28 October (Gallery closed on Mondays), 10am – 5pm

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
FREE

Visions in the Nunnery is back – the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance. Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions.

Programme 1 is led by revered multi-media artist Tina Keane, whose work and teaching has had a profound influence on the development of digital art. Alongside three of Keane’s own works – Deviant Beauty (1996) and Couch (2003, neon and film) – the programme’s works will explore the body, feminism, obsession and the search for identity, probing themes for which Keane’s pioneering films laid the groundwork. The selection includes moving image and digital installation, showcasing some of the most arresting, clever and quietly provocative works commenting on gender today.

 

Frieze First Thursday Performance Evening
Thursday 4 October, 6-9pm

Tickets £6/4 (full price/concessions – incl. students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)https://bowarts.org/nunnery/frieze-first-thursday-performance-evening

To celebrate Tina Keane’s Programme 1 and Frieze Week, join Bow Arts for a night of cutting-edge performance, exploring themes poignant to Keane’s work – including identity, sexuality and gender. Featuring recent graduates Alexandra Davenport and Rosie Gibbens, together with Laura Greenway, Bea Haut, Marcus Orlandi, Liene Steinberga Cesar and Emily Whitebread, the evening will take audiences on a journey through powerful explorations into pertinent themes.

 

Frieze East End Night – Tina Keane Screening
Friday 5 October, 6-8pm

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
FREEhttps://bowarts.org/nunnery/frieze-east-end-night-%E2%80%93-tina-keane-screening

For Frieze East End Night, the Nunnery Gallery will be screening Tina Keane’s seminal work Faded Wallpaper (1988, 20 mins) in partnership with England & Co Gallery.

Tina Keane is the lead artist for Visions in the Nunnery Programme 1, showing works Deviant Beauty (1996) and Couch (2003) alongside 14 other artists’ work. With works selected from the international open call for their exploration into themes poignant to Keane’s films, the programme centres around the body, feminism, obsession and the search for identity.

Programme 1 will be on show 6-8pm, with Faded Wallpaper screened at 7pm.

 

Wind, Rewind: Women Behind the Lens
Wednesday 24 October, 7pm

Great Hall, People’s Palace Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Tickets: £6/4 (full price/concessions – including students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)

https://bowarts.org/nunnery/wind-rewind-women-behind-the-lens

Beginning with a screening of one of Keane’s films, a panel discussion will follow led by the QMUL film department. Chaired by Dr. Jenny Chamarette, panellists include artist Diann Bauer and Richard Dyer, co-author of Electronic Shadows: The Art of Tina Keane (Peter Wollen & Richard Dyer & Jean Fisher).

Tina Keane is lead artist for Visions Programme 1, which includes her works Deviant Beauty (1996) and Couch (2003). Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions.

Image: Tina Keane, still from Deviant Beauty(1996, 10 minutes) © Tina Keane, courtesy England & Co.

Raw Materials: Plastics Residency Makers’ Brief
Deadline: Monday 1 October, 5pm

Great Hall, People’s Palace Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

https://bowarts.org/whats-on/exhibitions-and-events/raw-materials-plastics-resident-makers-brief

Bow Arts is looking for makers / designers / artists for two residencies that will form an integral part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project Raw Materials: Plastics. The residencies are research-based to the aim of making new work for the end of project exhibition. This is an exciting opportunity for a maker to further engage with heritage in their practice, as well further explore the material of plastic. The residency provides both a development and exhibition opportunity – to the aim of producing a physical response to heritage that will be exhibited alongside archival objects in the Raw Materials: Plastics exhibition (spring 2019).

Raw Materials: Plastics will explore the industrial heritage of plastics in the River Lea Valley, east London. It will be the third phase of the Raw Materials project, which has previously focussed on Wood and Textiles, culminating in an exhibition in the Nunnery Gallery from May-July 2019. Following on from the previous projects’ success, Raw Materials: Plastics will explore the invention of the first celluloid plastic in Hackney Wick – parkesine – and follow the evolution of this life-changing material into Xylonite and Halex in the specific geographical area of the Lower Lea Valley, local to the Nunnery Gallery and Bow Arts’ studio sites.

 

Public Engagement residency at RAW Labs, supported by mentor Melanie King
Deadline: Monday 15 October, midday

https://bowarts.org/whats-on/exhibitions-and-events/call-for-applications-public-engagement-residency-at-raw-labs

Bow Arts have been developing a graduate outreach programme over the past year, providing free professional development talks to students at arts universities across London. Building on this, we are now offering residency and mentoring opportunities for artists, makers and designers who are looking to expand their practice and gain experience in their field. Anyone who is graduating from a Bachelors degree in London 2018 is eligible to apply and we encourage you to apply early.

From the end of October to February 2019 this 4-month residency will allow a graduate artist to work alongside our RAW Labs resident artist Melanie King. You will have the opportunity to develop your own series of events and/or workshops engaging the public (minimum 2). We are particularly interested in those looking to expand their practice within facilitation and public engagement.