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Marvel Universe Live! coming to O2 London

Marvel Universe Live!

Story by Jack Foley

FOR the first time ever, iconic Marvel Super Heroes and villains will be brought to life in a spectacular live action family arena show, when Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble touches down at The O2 this September.

Taking place from September 15 to 24, 2016, the show promises to take the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with an epic show unlike anything seen before.

Bringing together the largest assembly of Marvel characters in a live production, audiences will be able to watch some of their favourite Marvel Superheroes step out of the silver screen and onto the stage – bringing the action to life right before their eyes.

Everyone will be able to cheer for their favourite Marvel Superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more, as they battle Loki and Marvel’s most sinister villains in a live, action-packed arena performance for the whole family.

It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever, with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.

Tickets are on-sale now.

Hackney's Woodberry Wetlands opens with an extensive programme of events

HIDDEN undisturbed behind hoarding and sprawling metropolitan development, one of London’s best kept secrets is about to be unveiled by London Wildlife Trust to an unsuspecting public on May 1, 2016.

Open for unrestricted access for the first time in its two hundred year history, Woodberry Wetlands is a vast wildlife oasis in the heart of urban London and one of the most captivating natural spaces the city has seen in recent times.

Spanning 11 hectares, London Wildlife Trust’s long term project of habitat improvement and heritage restoration is situated upon a stretch of the New River and engulfs Stoke Newington East Reservoir in Hackney.

Originally built as storage for fresh drinking water in the early 19th century, the reservoir and its surrounds more recently became recognised for their importance to wildlife and named a site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.

In addition to its inherent wildlife, the site supports important historical buildings which were formerly in grave need of conservation and enhancement. The Grade II listed Coal House, a former coal store and kitchen, has undergone complete restoration and will now be open for the public to enjoy as a visitor centre and café at Woodberry Wetlands.

Two other important heritage structures, the Ivy Sluice House and New River Bridge also stand on the site.

From May 1, 2016, Woodberry Wetlands will be open for free admission daily from 8am – 5pm. This breathtaking setting will also play host to a wide range of outdoor and well-being activities, wildlife walks and tours, educational and craft workshops, farmers markets, festivals and more.

Details of the Spring/Summer 2016 events programme can be found at www.woodberrywetlands.org.uk/events/.

Ticket donations received are invested into the conservation of nature and the protection of wildlife. London Wildlife Trust is a registered charity no. 283895.

Woodberry Wetlands, 226 Lordship Road (via New River Path), London, N16 5HQ

Exhibitions at Rich Mix - April/May 2016

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RICH Mix has a number of exhibitions lined up for the coming weeks.

Ethiopia Skate – in the Lower Café Gallery until April 28. Free.

Daniel Reiter’s photo series documenting the rising skate culture of Addis Ababa and capturing the hopes and dreams of young Ethiopian skaters.

Rich Mix 10th Anniversary Exhibition – Paul Trevor Photographs – in the Mezzanine Gallery until May 2. Free.

To commemorate its 10th birthday, Rich Mix has invited celebrated East London photographer Paul Trevor to delve into his personal archive and select 25 images made in the neighbourhood.

Hola Mahalla: The Forgotten Festival – in the Lower Café Gallery from May 4 to May 20. Free.

Using prints and videos the exhibition offers a window into a world rarely experienced, illustrating how this special, colourful and vibrant festival is celebrated.

Mathieu Ajan Exhibition – in the Mezzanine Gallery from May 4 to June 5. Free.

Photographic artist Mathieu Ajan comes to Rich Mix with his first ever month long exhibition showcasing a collection of his works.

DIY Cultures Exhibition: Radical Libraries – in the Lower Café Gallery from May 25 to June 4.

An exhibition illumining the fight against the ongoing closure of public libraries, prison libraries and access to education.

2016 Edition of DIY Cultures – in the Lower Café Gallery on Sunday, May 29 at 12pm. Free.

A day long festival of zines, artist books, talks, films, and workshops.

For more information call 020 7613 7498 or visit www.richmix.org.uk/.

The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood at Jonathan Cooper

The Quest. Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 112 cm by Ron Kingswood.

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AN EXHIBITION entitled The Wildlife Art of Ron Kingswood will be on display at Jonathan Cooper from May 5 to May 28, 2016.

I’m not fearful of painting the common landscape, what I am fearful of is not being able to paint it in an unfamiliar way. – Ron Kingswood, 2016

The gallery will be exhibiting over twenty important new works, inspired by the great Canadian landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it. In them Kingswood’s postmodern blending of abstraction and realism illustrate his fruitful study of European and American art from Impressionism to the present day, and challenge conceptions of what contemporary wildlife art can be.

Whether distilling the quiet stillness of a snow-filled horizon, or capturing the migration of birds across a sunlit marsh, these works are deeply imbued with a love of nature, and perfectly capture its fragile beauty.

Ron Kingswood (b.1959, Ontario, Canada) currently lives and works in Sparta, Ontario, Canada. He studied at H.B Beal in London, Ontario and received a degree in Bird Ecology and Ornithology at The University of Western Ontario.

Kingswood has exhibited internationally at both private and public galleries, and his work is included in many public collections, including: The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming; Ella Sharp Museum of Art, Michigan; Foothills Art Centre, Golden Colorado and The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, fully illustrated in colour, with an introduction by David J. Wagner, Ph.D, author of American Wildlife Art (american-wildlife-art.com), and President and Chief Curator of David J Wagner L.L.C., a company that produces travelling museum exhibitions.

Among its recent shows is Environmental Impact, which toured to eleven venues coast-to-coast in the United States, and included several works by Ron Kingswood.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6.30pm; Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Closed bank holidays.

Jonathan Cooper, 20 Park Walk, London, SW10 0AQ

Website: www.jonathancooper.co.uk/

Celebrate St George's Day at Hard Rock Cafe London

HARD Rock Cafe London will be paying a fitting tribute to its English heritage with a week long celebration of St George’s Day – from today, Wednesday, April 20 to Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

What better way to celebrate the day than heading down to Hard Rock Cafe and tucking in to a delectable feast from Hard Rock’s exclusive St George’s Day Menu! The menu will include a delicious English twist on Hard Rock’s classic burger and drink – available at the Hard Rock cafe London for one week only.

Saturday, April 23 marks the medieval St George’s Day, which celebrates the legend of the English Patron Saint. With Hard Rock’s special menu including the fantastic St George’s Day burger, made with the finest English ingredients, it’s sure to be a memorable, medieval feast for everyone to tuck in to!

The Hard Rock Cafe St George’s Day Menu showcases a St George’s day twist on Hard Rock’s Classic burger and drink, made with locally sourced produce, including some of England’s finest ingredients:

St George’s Day Burger – Hard Rock’s classic patty topped with creamed horseradish, Lancashire cheese, and rare roast beef served on a toasted bun with fresh watercress – accompanied with a side of Rich Bovril gravy and Gunpowder mustard fries with cider vinegar.

English beef comes from the oldest butcher in London, while the mustard powder comes from the Houses of Parliament shop.

Afternoon G n’ Tea cocktail – A unique serving of Hendrick’s Gin infused with Earl Grey tea mixed with sweet and sour and a twist of Basil and Lime.

Hard Rock Cafe London, 150 Old Park Lane, London, W1K 1QZ

The Raunch at London Wonderground

The Raunch. Photo credit: David Levine.

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UNDERBELLY Productions, Zero Central and Yorkshire Festival are presenting the world premiere of Zero Central’s The Rauch at London Wonderground. An electric Wild West circus/cabaret, it runs from May 5 to June 12, 2016.

A modern day, sexy spectacular, melding state of the art technology with whip-cracking energy and featuring a rogues gallery of the most wanted bad-asses this side of Dodge City, the show is set to take London Wonderground by storm as their 2016 opening headliner.

The Raunch is created by digital circus company Zero Central. It stars the legendary cabaret performer Empress Stah as The Bad Sherriff with her trigger-happy aerial act featuring a laser shooting forth from where the sun don’t shine to the strains of Light in Places – a song especially composed for the act by Peaches.

Making up the magnificent seven, Stah will be joined by Alternative Miss World Fancy Chance as The Condemned; hip-hop, rapping-tapping dancing twins My Bad Sister as The Bar Room Beauties; international sword-swallowing femme-fatale Jewels Good as The Madame of the Saloon; albino ivory-tinkler Stephen Thompson as the Ghost Rider; daring circus superstar Jo Moss as The Cockfighter; and the indescribably irreverent Mr Teds as The Unwanted.

The Raunch is a next generation circus cabaret extravaganza for the all the senses. Loose narrative weaves together a series of individual and ensemble acts featuring skills drawn from the worlds of Circus, Magic, Drag, Song & Dance to create a contemporary Western fable set to the beat of a disco-hoedown, psychedelic soundtrack .

Established by Empress Stah and her husband Graham “Sugarlump” Power in 2015, Zero Central is a digital arts creative production company, creating shows and installations integrating performers and technology. Original performances are designed using projections, lasers, drones and imagination. Motion tracking sensors are employed to create real time, interactive and immersive graphics that can be projected onto any object using projection-mapping techniques.

In 2015, Zero Central produced Moonshine for Club Spiegel at the London Wonderground, commissioned by Underbelly Productions.

Tickets: £10 – £30 – available by calling 0844 545 8282 or visiting www.londonwonderground.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm; Sunday at 7.30pm; Saturday matinees at 5.15pm.

Abstract Expressionism - Royal Academy of Arts

Water of the Flowery Mill, 1944 Oil on canvas, 107.3 x 123.8 cm.

Exhibition preview

FROM September 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017, the Royal Academy of Arts will be presenting the first major exhibition of Abstract Expressionism to be held in the UK in almost six decades.

With over 150 paintings, sculptures and photographs from public and private collections across the world, this ambitious exhibition encompasses masterpieces by the most acclaimed American artists associated with the movement – among them, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Phillip Guston, Franz Kline, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Aaron Siskind, David Smith and Clyfford Still, as well as lesser-known but no less vital artists.

The selection aims to re-evaluate Abstract Expressionism, recognising that though the subject is often perceived to be unified, in reality it was a highly complex, fluid and many-sided phenomenon. Likewise, it will revise the notion of Abstract Expressionism as based solely in New York City by addressing such figures on the West Coast as Sam Francis, Mark Tobey and Minor White.

To ensure an exhibition for the 21st century, informed by new thinking, Abstract Expressionism will re-examine the two main strands into which these artists have often been grouped in the past. Namely, the so-called ‘colour-field’ painters, such as Rothko and Newman, versus the ‘gesture’ or ‘action painters’, epitomised by de Kooning and Pollock.

The art of the former has been held to focus on the contemplative or sublime use of colour, whereas the latter supposedly demonstrated spontaneity and improvisation in their work through bold gestural mark-making. Yet these categories are simplistic, belying the deeper concerns that linked many of the artists.

For example, various Abstract Expressionists developed the ‘all-over composition’ by rejecting the formal concept of an image with a single or central focus. Instead, they thought in terms of energised fields, whether of vibrant colour or linear dynamism. Concerns such as myth-making, the sublime, monochrome and an urge to stress the human presence even in abstraction also connected the artists.

Similarly, their creations challenged conventional notions of scale with dimensions that ranged from minute intimacy to epic grandeur – dramatic innovations that the exhibition will highlight.

For the first time, the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, which holds 95% of the artist’s work, will loan nine major paintings to the exhibition, establishing the artist at the very forefront of Abstract Expressionism. The paintings by Clyfford Still will be presented in a dedicated gallery within the exhibition.

Jackson Pollock’s monumental Mural, 1943 (University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa) and Blue Poles, 1952 (National Gallery of Australia, Canberra) will be displayed in the same gallery for the first time, a juxtaposition unlikely to ever be repeated.

Further highlights will include Arshile Gorky’s Water of the Flowery Mill, 1944 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York); Willem de Kooning’s Woman II, 1952 (The Museum of Modern Art, New York); Franz Kline’s Vawdavitch, 1955 (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago); Mark Rothko’s No. 15, 1957 (Private Collection); Lee Krasner’s The Eye is the First Circle, 1960 (Courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York); and David Smith’s Hudson River Landscape, 1951 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York).

Works by artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Lee Krasner and Ad Reinhardt will also feature amongst others. In addition to Aaron Siskind and Minor White, the photographers will include Harry Callahan, Herbert Matter and Barbara Morgan.

Dr David Anfam, co-curator of Abstract Expressionism said: “Abstract Expressionism will explore this vast phenomenon in depth and across different media, revealing both its diversity and continuities as it constantly pushed towards extremes. It will bring together some of the most iconic works from around the world in a display that is unlikely to be repeated in our lifetime.”

Abstract Expressionism has been organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the collaboration of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where it will be on display from February 3 to June 4, 2017. The exhibition is curated by the independent art historian, David Anfam, alongside Edith Devaney, Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Abstract Expressionism will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Authors include David Anfam, author of the now-standard textbook Abstract Expressionism (1990); Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Edith Devaney, Curator of Contemporary Projects, Royal Academy of Arts; Jeremy Lewison, former Director of Collections at Tate; Carter Ratcliff author of Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art (1996) and Christian Wurst, researcher on The Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings of Jasper Johns (forthcoming).

Abstract Expressionism is sponsored by BNP Paribas.

Abstract Expressionism Gallery

Admission: £16.50 full price (£15 without Gift Aid donation); concessions available; children under 16 and Friends of the RA go free. Tickets are available daily at the RA or online at www.royalacademy.org.uk/.

Group bookings: Groups of 10+ are asked to book in advance. Telephone 020 7300 8027 or email adultgroups@royalacademy.org.uk.

Times: Daily from 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm); late night opening: Fridays until 10pm (last admission 9.30pm).

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Tel: 020 7300 8090

Website: www.royalacademy.org.uk/

Also at the Royal Academy of Arts: The Summer Exhibition (June 13 to August 21, 2016).

The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 2016

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THIS year’s Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair runs in Battersea Park from April 19 to April 24.

The Decorative Fairs run three times a year, and bring together 150 exhibitors from the UK and Europe offering a wealth of unusual period design, 20th century classics and eccentric accessories, mixed with fine and decorative antiques.

Works of art from the ancient to the contemporary, including sculpture, paintings, prints and photography are also sold.

At the recent Winter Fair (January 19- 24), decorators like Rose Uniacke, Olga Polizzi and Veere Grenney, and US trade buyers such as Billy Cotton, were in attendance. Well-known visitors included David Beckham and Sir Paul Smith.

Glamour was back in demand as buyers sought out deco- and Hollywood-inspired furniture and accessories. Sales of 20th century design proved strong, and antique country and Continental furniture also sold well.

Lovers of vintage fashion, jewellery and fine jewels are also treated to a choice variety from specialist dealers, including dress and collectors’ watches, mid-century designs by Andrew Grima and John Donald, and pre-owned couture pieces from Chanel, Vuitton, YSL, Hermes and Balenciaga.

The Spring Decorative Fair is always a good place to look for garden-related decoration, including planters, urns and statuary, stone benches, metal tables and unusual objets including antique or industrial metal window frames re-glazed with mirror. These make a pleasingly effective addition especially in small town gardens, where they can create the illusion of a larger space.

Coinciding with the 90th birthday of H.M. The Queen (April 21), the Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair takes on a regal flavour. Exhibitors are being encouraged to search out relevant designs and works of art. The foyer display will bring together objects and art with a royal theme, and pieces relating to the Royal Collection, palaces and homes.

Visitors will find items such as ceremonial seating (chairs from the 1953 coronation, and the 1969 investiture of the Prince of Wales, have been much in demand lately), or classic furniture like the Carlton House desk, an early C19th design associated with the London residence of the Prince Regent, later King George IV.

What sets the Decorative Fair apart is the creativity and inspiration of the stand displays, the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere and a thrilling element of the unexpected; you never know what you might find around each corner. From period shop signs and advertising accessories to taxidermy, objets trouvés and fossils, exhibitors have an eye for the distinctly unusual! Decoration has never been such fun.

Easy to access from Chelsea, Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, there is a frequent courtesy shuttle service to the Fair from outside the Sloane Square Hotel. Delicious food from Megan’s Brasserie & Champagne Bar is available all day, whilst on-site packing and shipping facilities make life easy for international and UK buyers.

Well-behaved dogs (on leads) are welcomed, so take a walk in Battersea Park and bring your dog when you shop!

Tickets: £10 on the door including catalogue, which gives re-admission throughout the week, or register at www.decorativefair.com/ to join the mailing list and receive free tickets to all future Decorative Fairs.

Times: Tuesday, 12pm – 8pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 11am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am – 7pm; Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear - V&A

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AHEAD of the largest museum exhibition of underwear ever to go on display, the V&A has acquired more than 60 individual pieces of underwear for its permanent collection.

The objects, which are mainly contemporary and include men’s briefs designed to enhance the crotch, a waist trainer slimming aid, and an early example of a woman’s panty thong will be added to the Museum’s fashion collections, which are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

In addition to bringing up to date the Museum’s holdings of important items of dress, many of the objects will be shown in Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. On display from April 16, 2016 to March 12, 2017, the exhibition will chart the history of underwear from the 18th century to today through corsets, crinolines, boxers and bras to pyjamas and underwear-revealing fashion.

Amongst the new acquisitions are a 2015 butt lifter and waist trainer for women, chosen to show contemporary foundation wear designed to modify and enhance the natural shape of the body, and a pair of 2015 men’s ‘EnlargetIt’ briefs by aussieBum made to add volume to the crotch.

In the exhibition they are shown alongside historical corsets created to mould the body to the fashionable ideal and in a display dedicated to volume. An austerity 1917-18 corset made from woven paper twine, an example of ersatz clothing produced in Germany and Austria to compensate for severe textile shortages during the First World War, has also been acquired.

By contrast a luxurious bra and brief set from Parisian lingerie house Cadolle, featuring a ‘Porno Chic’ open bra, introduces a contemporary take on seduction.

Other items collected for the V&A include a pair of unisex briefs (2015) by fashion brand Acne Studios, displayed in the exhibition to explore the way that underwear represents issues of gender, and a bra and brief set (2015) by leading maternity brand hotmilk which will be shown alongside a 19th century maternity corset and bust bodice.

The V&A has also acquired a mastectomy bra and prosthesis by leading mastectomy underwear brand Nicola Jane, showing possible design solutions for women following breast surgery.

Rudi Gernreich is credited with naming the thong, designing panty thongs for women in America from 1975 – a rare surviving example in ‘golden nude’ from 1978 has been added to the collection.

More overtly erotic pieces include a flocked tulle playsuit by French lingerie designer Fifi Chachnil, a black lace bedroom set from Agent Provocateur’ s Soiree Collection, and a ‘Shibari’ girdle dress made especially for the exhibition by London-based atelier Bordelle which references an artistic form of Japanese erotic bondage.

New acquisitions representing the close relationship between nightwear and loungewear include a La Perla menswear pyjama ensemble from 2015. A contemporary Lululemon yoga outfit, chosen to explore the link between underwear and sportswear, sits in the exhibition alongside 19th century corsets made for sport.

Following their display in the exhibition, the new acquisitions will be stored at the V&A’s Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion, which offers appointments to researchers and visitors to study the Museum’s archives.

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear will also display a number of important loans, including an exquisite Swarovski crystal embellished corset designed for Dita von Teese by couture corset maker Mr Pearl. Worn by the burlesque artist for a performance in 2011 and never exhibited before, the corset has the smallest waist in the exhibition at 18 inches.

Other objects on loan include a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th century; an 1842 man’s waist belt used on the wearer’s wedding day; a ‘healthy’ corset designed by campaigner Roxy Anne Caplin from 1851; a late 19th century corset designed for cycling, a luxurious negligée by Carine Gilson, like that worn by actress Bérénice Marlohe in the film Skyfall; and a latex corset with matching underwear by House of Harlot.

Additional highlights include a wearable brass bra made by jeweller Helen Newman in 1970, a sheer dress by Liza Bruce famously worn by Kate Moss in 1993, and flesh-coloured leggings decorated with a mirrored glass fig leaf designed in 1989 by Vivienne Westwood.

A book (pictured) is available from the V&A bookshop.

Also at the V&A: Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York (until August 31, 2016).

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2502

Website: www.vam.ac.uk/

Graham Fagen: The Mighty Scheme - CGP London

Graham Fagen, Scheme for Lament

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FOR the third in a series of collaborations, Matt’s Gallery & CGP London present The Mighty Scheme, a major solo exhibition by Graham Fagen, his first in London since The Golden Age at the ICA in 2001 and Theatre at The Imperial War Museum in 2000.

The Mighty Scheme presents Fagen’s most ambitious survey exhibition to date, in part comprising a new body of work originally conceived and exhibited as part of the Scot-land + Venice, 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (curated by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield, Arbroath).

The Venetian works were made in response to the four noble rooms of Palazzo Fontana, a 16th century building located on the Grand Canal in Venice. The works are currently being shown in the historical rooms at Hospitalfield, in Arbroath until the April 16, 2016.

The Mighty Scheme brings this impressive body of work together with recent works on paper commissioned by Glasgow School of Art as part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland and other new work previously unseen.

The Mighty Scheme will span both CGP London galleries in the heart of Southwark Park, presenting an ambitious survey exhibition that will, for the first time, show a selection of Fagen’s most recent work within a formal gallery setting, contrasting the palatial settings in which some of the work has been previously exhibited.

Continuing Fagen’s multidisciplinary approach, his interest in Jamaican history and its relationship with Scottish cultural identity, Fagen will be presenting a new neon work, reading Come into the Garden, and forget about the War, part of an ongoing (unique) series of neon works using this motto written in their relevant site-specific language(s).

The exhibition also includes the epic sound and video installation premiered in Venice featuring Dub legend Ghetto Priest and The Scottish Ensemble, ceramics and painting.

Graham Fagen studied at The Glasgow School of Art (1984-1988, BA) and the Kent Institute of Art and Design (1989-1990, MA) and is senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee.

Recent exhibitions include Graham Fagen, Venice Bi-ennale (2015), Cabbages in an Orchard at The Glasgow School of Art (2014); participation in GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland (2015) at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, and In Camera (2015) with Graham Eatough at the Panorama, La Friche, Marseille.

A public programme of events including an ‘in conversation’ and live gig with Ghetto Priest and Adrian Sherwood will take place during the exhibition. Please check the web-site for dates nearer the time.

A catalogue has been published providing a range of insights/perspectives on the development of Graham Fagen’s practice, featuring texts by: Katrina Brown; Penelope Curtis; and Louise Welsh with an introduction by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield.

A special clear vinyl edition 2 of The Slave’s Lament to celebrate the exhibition opening at Hospitalfield has been produced. The previous edition, made for the Palazzo Fontana exhibition in Venice sold out during the exhibition run. The Slave’s Lament edition 2 is a limited edition 10 inch vinyl record which is a double A-side featuring two mixes of the audio work made in collaboration with composer Sally Beamish, producer Adrian Sherwood, singer Ghetto Priest and musicians from Scottish Ensemble.

To purchase either the Graham Fagen book or The Slave’s Lament limited edition 10 inch vinyl record please contact Matt’s Gallery.

Graham Fagen is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.

Exhibition Dates: May 5 to June 26, 2016.

Times: Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

CGP London, Southwark Park, London, SE16 2UA

Website: cgplondon.org/