Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF
Monday 01 October 2018 – Thursday 31 October 2019
June 3 – 9
Until Sunday 3 June
In this solo exhibition, many of Faithfull’s works endeavour to subjectively map the planet that the artist finds himself on – attempting to understand his place in both time and space.
'I’m a big fan of Simon’s work and was looking at acquiring some of his film works when I was at Towner. Provocative and playful, Simon’s works and interventions act as a kind of orientation device for both the artist and the visitor to Hestercombe.'
June 10 – 16
Saturday 15 June – Sunday 1 September
A major exhibition tracing the representation of fire in British art across the last four centuries; exploring the symbolism and meaning the element has had for artists throughout history.
'A stellar line up of artists’ responses to the destructive and creative force of fire including J.M.W. Turner, William Blake, Stanley Spencer, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Eric Ravilious, Jeremy Deller, Susan Hiller, David Nash, Douglas Gordon and Cornelia Parker.'
June 17 – 23
Until Saturday 17 August
Resist: be modern (again) looks back at these revolutionary art, design, performative and written practices. Using the lens of contemporary art, theory and design, the exhibition highlights the importance and influence of these long-lost early avant-garde practices into the present.
'I haven’t visited the new John Hansard Gallery so looking forward to seeing the building and this exhibition, which explores the practices of women artists, designers and writers of the 1920s and 30s through the work of contemporary artists. I worked with Becky Beasley at Towner so am really interested in seeing her work in this new exhibition.'
June 24 – 30
Friday 28 June
Climate change and environmental destruction are causing mass extinction. What is the point of art in the face of death? Can art affect political change?
'Sign me up for this! A discussion about the point of art in the face of extinction and whether art can affect political change with artists Michael Pinsky, Leni Dothan and writer and Extinction Rebellion activist Sara Hudston. The event also includes a tour of ‘Pollution Pods’ by Michael Pinsky.'
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network