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Visions in the Nunnery | P3 Bedwyr Williams

Runs until 16 December (Gallery closed on Mondays), 10am – 5pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

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.

Bedwyr Williams, still from Hypercaust2017 © Bedwyr Williams. Commissioned by Storyhouse, Chester.

Programme 3 is headed by Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams, who is presenting both performance and film as part of Visions’ closing programme. Williams’ work is often fantastical, surreal and humorous – telling the idiosyncratic and everyday narratives of people’s lives. These are themes that run throughout the work of programme 3, featuring moving image and installation – including the voyeuristically installed animated films of Davies, Monaghan, and Klein. Architecture bolsters much of this work, including Williams’ own Hypercaust (2017) – commissioned by Storyhouse Gallery, Chester – which imagines an empty and moonlit Roman Fortress Bathhouse using CGI while recalling the hearsay of modern-day lives, taking the viewer to a space out of time.


First Thursday Late Opening / Panel Discuss with Melanie King & Sophie Hill
Thursday 6 December, 6-8pm, FREE


Don’t miss December’s First Thursday, when Melanie King – currently artist in residence at Bow Arts’ RAW Labs site – will be taking over the Nunnery Gallery for one night only, installing her moving images works of the moon and talking to Gallery Director Sophie Hill about her nocturnal processes.

© Melanie King

Melanie’s practice explores the intrinsic connection between humans, materials and phenomena existing beyond the earths’ atmosphere. She primarily uses sun, moon and starlight to cause effects on photosensitive materials, and has developed new moving image works of the moon and sky as part of her RAW Labs residency and the Visionsexhibition.

Melanie’s films will be accompanied by an installation of lunar photographs created by participants during Melanie’s moon-gazing workshops at RAW Labs – a chance to see how easy it can be to explore the moon’s surface. The evening will end with a preview of Melanie’s work in progress, and an In Conversation exploring what draws Melanie to our night skies and how she approaches the challenge of capturing its wonder.

Saturday Special Screening – Saturday 8 December, 3pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

FREE https://bowarts.org/nunnery

For the first time, Visions in the Nunnery presents special Saturday screenings, presenting works on the gallery’s main screen at 3pm on Saturday afternoons. A chance to see longer works or those that take to a bigger screen, an opportunity to further explore outstanding works selected from the Visionsin the Nunneryworld-wide open call.

Ellie Kyungran Heo The Planet (2016); Prapat Jiwarangsan Destination Nowhere (2018); Mauricio Sanhueza The House (2018)