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Teresa Gillespie: return to the borderland bends

The newly completed John Jones Project Space in Finsbury Park, London, launches with an exhibition of new works by Dublin-based artist Teresa Gillespie. Gillespie approaches the sensuous and intrusive space of touch through mixed media installations, which combine sculpture, video, photography, sound and spoken word. This will be the first solo presentation of Gillespie's work in London.

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Xhibit 2015 Championing Future Creatives

John Jones are delighted to host Xhibit 2015 featuring the work of 9 UAL students, in John Jones Project Space in The Arts Building from 15th - 23rd May.

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Xhibit2015 UAL exhibition 15 - 23 May

John Jones are delighted to host Xhibit 2015 in John Jones Project Space in The Arts Building from 15th - 23rd May.

Founded in 1997, Xhibit showcases the best emerging creatives. Xhibit is open to all current UAL students and is selected by an expert panel of creative industry professionals. Xhibit2015 will take place from 15th–23rd May and showcase the work of nine current UAL students in the John Jones Project Space. 
 

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Younès Rahmoun: Habba-Zahra: you offered me a seed, I give you shadow and flowers

For the past three years John Jones has been the proud sponsor of the Art on Paper Award at Art Dubai. The 2014 edition of the prize was awarded to the Moroccan artist Younès Rahmoun for his stunning meditations on life and spiritual transcendence. For his exhibition at John Jones, Rahmoun brings together drawing, animation and sculpture which reference Islamic belief systems in a quest for universality.

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Artist Talk | Ruth Proctor

Our 2014 Artist-in-Residence Ruth Proctor will be in-conversation with Cassandra Needham, Curator of John Jones Project Space, to talk about her work and the thought processes behind the exhibition Still Not Fixed. This is an exciting opportunity to hear first-hand the ideas behind a practice that incorporates racing-car drivers, stuntmen and aeroplanes. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk.

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Workshop | How to Apply for Visual Arts Residencies

Our second instalment of the ‘How to’ guide looks at visual art residencies across the UK. In establishing the ALAS Professional Development Residency in 2012, Matt Roberts studied the range of national and international research and production residencies available. Having recently updated this body of research, this lecture offers a breakdown of some of the most significant opportunities across Britain and neighbouring countries, as well as a concise guide to making applications, what to consider, and what not to do.

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Ruth Proctor: Still Not Fixed

John Jones Project Space is pleased to present its first residency exhibition at the new Arts Building in Finsbury Park. Still Not Fixed is an exhibition borne out of Ruth Proctor's six-month residency at John Jones and draws upon the many elements that make up her rich and diverse practice. Working with the architecture of the Project Space and her ongoing interest in the body as spectacle, Proctor has incorporated a wall-to-wall synthetic ice floor into the exhibition. Visitors are required to skate around the space in order to view the work.

Free, but booking is essential

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Artist Talk | Ludovica Gioscia

Ludovica Gioscia will be in conversation with Cassandra Needham, Curator of John Jones project Space, to discuss some of the key themes underpinning her work.  Ludovica first started working on the Giant Decollage series in 2006 and has since produced numerous versions of these site-specific installations internationally. Please join us to hear first-hand the artist’s relationship with consumerism, her obsession with collecting and how the wallpaper pieces relates to her larger practice.

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Conservation workshop | Paper & Glue

The conservation team here at John Jones are frequently asked for advice on the materials and processes artists should use.  Aimed specifically at practicing artists, this informal presentation led by members of the John Jones Conservation department will focus on the physical properties and long-term ageing characteristics of papers and adhesives. It aims to help inform artists so that they can make predictions about how their materials will be affected over time. Followed by a Q&A session.

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Ludovica Gioscia: Neurotic Seduction Astral Production

Presenting a new work from her Giant Decollage series, Ludovica Gioscia appropriates the language of consumerism, to create flamboyant surfaces that act as a mirror reflecting society’s compulsions and obsessions.

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Ruth Proctor: Falling or Jumping

John Jones Artist-in-Residence Ruth Proctor is screening her film Falling or Jumping, 2012, which revisits her past life as a figure skater, testing her body’s physical ability to enact the jumps of her competitive days.

 

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A day of artists’ film, performance and discussion on the Algerian experience

John Jones Project Space invites aria (artist residency in algiers).

Djazaïr is a programme of video works by artists who have an intimate relationship with Algeria, followed by a new lecture performance by Lydia Ourahmane and a conversation between the artists Zineb Sedira and Lydia Ourahmane, and the curators Ali MacGilp and Yasmina Reggad.

All events are free and everyone is welcome

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Workshop | How to apply for arts funding

Matt Roberts has dedicated himself to helping emerging artists navigate the artworld. This ‘How to’ guide will give valuable insights into making arts funding applications, covering  Arts Council England: Grants for the Arts, The Artists International Development Fund, and link to several smaller complimentary funds. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Free entry, but booking is essential 

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Artist Talk | Cultural Activism/Cultural Diplomacy

Join artists Karl Ingar Røys and San Zaw Htway for a discussion around the role of artistic activism in transitional societies. Taking Karl Ingar Røys’s current exhibition Burmese Days as a starting point, the speakers will look at cultural production in Burma before and after the military regime, and will discuss the role of art within societies currently undergoing political upheaval: How can art engage and stimulate civil society? How can an artist maintain freedom of expression within an oppressive political situation?    

Free, but booking is recommended.

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Karl Ingar Røys: Burmese Days

The premiere of Norwegian artist Karl Ingar Røys’s latest work Burmese Days which looks at cultural production in Yangon – Burma’s former capital – and how it has managed to co-exist within the political regime.

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Performance | thigmotropism

thigmotropism brings together Dublin-based artists Lee Welch and Teresa Gillespie in a performance that marks the end of the exhibition return to the borderland bends. The title refers to the movement made by plants in response to touch. It points to shared interests within the artists’ individual practices, but also their manner of collaborating through an exchange of words and images that stimulate movement.

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Artist Talk | Teresa Gillespie

Join us for a conversation between Teresa Gillespie and Cassandra Needham, Curator of John Jones Project Space, to discuss some of the key themes within Gillespie’s installation return to the borderland bends. The conversation will explore Gillespie’s ongoing interest in borderlands through ideas of materiality and excess, that approaches both the sensual and the abject, as well as the artist’s increasing interest in collaboration.

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Family Day

Join artist Carl Stevenson for a fun workshop for all the family. Let your imagination run wild, make musical instruments and explore your different senses. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years, with an activity table provided for younger children too.

Free. Please email marketing@JohnJones.co.uk to book a place.

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