The exhibition runs from 8-18 August, 4pm – sunset, St Clements Hospital, 2a Bow Road, Mile End E3 4LL.
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 2nd August 7-9pm St Clements Hospital, 2a Bow Road, Mile End E3 4LL
Local artists, inspired by the poignancy and beauty of a derelict psychiatric hospital and former workhouse , transform St Clement’s Hospital, Bow – soon to be the first urban community land trust in the UK – into a vibrant celebration of compulsive behavior exploring childhood, mutability and society’s perception of normality.
The building resonates with its history. A group of 8 artists including Susan Aldworth, Tessa Garland and Amikam Toren, have been given access to this crumbling building prior to redevelopment in an exhibition, COMPULSION, curated by artist Miranda Housden. In COMPULSION they present a series of site-specific installations which respond to the palpable tensions in the abandoned rooms.
The transformation of this historic building forms part of this summer’s Shuffle Festival, which includes theatre, poetry readings, and films curated by director and local resident, Danny Boyle.
For further information see www.stclementssocialclub.com and www.shufflefestival.com
Transience – Invitation to a private view – Wednesday 5 June 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibition continues until Saturday 20 July 2013
Aldworth, an experimental print and flm maker, investigates the transience of Self. Her fascination with the physical brain has led to new work which employs techniques from the traditional to the more radical.
In Transience Susan Aldworth explores the brain as matter – a historical first – etching directly from human brain tissue.
GV Art gallery, London
49 Chiltern Street
London, W1U 6LY
T: 020 8408 9800
Gallery open Tuesday to Friday 11am-6pm
You are invited to a lecture by Susan Aldworth.
She will share her unique approach to portraiture, philosophy and printmaking.
Lecture: THE PORTRAIT ANATOMISED
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
National Portrait Gallery, London
on Thursday 18 April 2013 at 13.15 pm
Places are free and are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.
Expanding a notion of contemporary portraiture, Aldworth appropriates the illustrative vocabulary of medical science in her innovative printmaking process and in doing so asks how this material corresponds or contrasts with the subject’s sense of self.
Inga Fraser, Curator, National Portrait Gallery, London
National Portrait Gallery
7th March – 1st September 2013 – Room 38a
Produced as part of a commission for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster, the portraits by Susan Aldworth in this display depict three individuals with epilepsy. Expanding a notion of contemporary portraiture, Aldworth appropriates the illustrative vocabulary of medical science in her innovative printmaking process and in doing so asks how this material corresponds or contrasts with the subject’s sense of self.
Susan Aldworth will lead and participate in related events and lectures during the display’s run at the National Portrait Gallery including a lunchtime lecture on 18 April at 1.15pm.
A documentary about the making of the portraits
Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised: Vimeo
Events at National Portrait Gallery, London for Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised
15 March 2013, 18:00-22:00 Late Shift Extra: Salon de Lumière, Room 38a
As part of the Salon de Lumière, Aldworth discusses her lenticular prints, which capture flashes of light in the brain – a homage to Man Ray the original ‘Master of Light’.
18 April 2013, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre – Lecture: The Portrait Anatomised.
Susan Aldworth shares her unique approach to portraiture and printmaking as she discusses her display The Portrait Anatomised.
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. Free
6 June 2013, 19:00
Late Shift Event
Susan Aldworth discusses themes of identity, consciousness and representation in conversation with Paul Broks and writer Max Eilenberg. Paul is the author of Into the Silent Land and Max is the one of the subjects of Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised.
Interviews with the artist, sitters and curator may be accessed online here
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
Wednesday 7 November at 6.00 pm
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
20 September – 24 November 2012
20 September – 20 October 2012
‘Reassembling the Self’ is an exhibition on two sites, the Hatton Gallery and Vane. Centred in a study of the condition of schizophrenia, it weaves together art, science, psychiatry and individual histories in an, exploration of self, perception and the fragility of human identity. ‘ Continue reading