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September 1, 2018

Alice Kettle @ The Whitworth

September 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Thread Bearing Witness, is a major new series of monumental textiles by renowned artist Alice Kettle, which recounts the stories of cultural heritage, displacement and the global refugee crisis and forms an immersive installation in the gallery.

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Heather Ackroyd @ White Horse Wood Country Park, Maidstone

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019

Ash to Ash by internationally recognised artists Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey is a major new environmental artwork commissioned by The Ash Project. As part of their process the artists have undertaken a substantial research and development project, creating a work that responds to the loss of ash across the globe.

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Women of Note @ Foundling Museum

September 7, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Discover how Handel’s music was created by female singers in this Handel Gallery display.  In the eighteenth century, music performance was always a live event, and singers could build both their reputation and that of the composer through their performances. Composers depended on the competence of the performers – in particular the soloists – to interpret their music and present it to the public. Handel often composed with specific performers in mind and wrote music to suit individual voices and…

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Cornelia Parker @ Turner Contemporary

September 14, 2018 - March 17, 2019

Perpetual Canon is an installation by Cornelia Parker RA. It is made up of sixty flattened instruments once belonging to a brass band. Cornelia Parker is known for her sculptures and installations that explore the potential of matter, often subjecting commonplace objects to processes such as crushing, wrapping, exploding or dropping. Here, a collection of compressed trumpets, cornets, tubas and other instruments are silenced. In Parker’s words: "the band may be winded, but they’re not down and out: they’re still marching."…

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This Vexed Question @ Royal College of Physicians

September 19, 2018 - January 18, 2019

A new exhibition explores the histories of well-known pioneers uncovering previously hidden medical women. It features RCP president Professor Dame Jane Dacre's newly-commissioned portrait alongside Elizabeth Garrett's qualifying certificate, and 17th century handwritten recipe books next to 20th century oral histories, visitors will be able to find out more about individual women doctors and the attitudes towards them over the 500 years of the RCP’s existence. Marking milestones including Vote 100, the centenary of the end of the First World War, and 2018…

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Ulla von Brandenburg @ Whitechapel Gallery

September 20, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Whitechapel Gallery,

77-82 Whitechapel, High Street


London,

E1 7QX

United Kingdom

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Five hundred children visited Whitechapel Gallery on 28 January 1973 to learn about sweets as a popular art. An enticing display of donated confectionary was part of the ‘Fanfare for Europe’ celebrations, marking Britain’s entry into the European Common Market. Billed as a ‘Sweet Feast’, children were invited to sample the candies, but the exhibition came to an unexpected end when they overwhelmed the guard and devoured all the displays. A new film by Ulla von Brandenburg, commissioned by the…

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Senga Nengudi @ Henry Moore Institute

September 21, 2018 - February 17, 2019

The Chicago artist Senga Nengudi has been a trailblazer in sculpture for fifty years. A vital figure in the African American avant-garde scenes of Los Angeles and New York in the 1960s and 1970s, her work is characterised by a persistently radical experimentation with material and form. Building upon a legacy of abstraction, Nengudi is a leading figure of Postminimalism making sculpture embedded with human, philosophical and spiritual concern. Her assimilation of traditional African forms and Japanese Gutai within Western…

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Ladies of Quality & Distinction @ Foundling Museum

September 21, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Marking 100 years of female suffrage, Ladies of Quality & Distinction resets the focus of the Foundling Hospital story, revealing portraits and stories of the remarkable women who supported both the establishment and the running of the Hospital. Despite its male face, women permeate every aspect of the story; as mothers, supporters, wet nurses, staff, apprentice masters, artists, musicians, craftsmen and foundlings. Yet for almost 300 years, history has placed these women as a footnote to the story. This exhibition brings these…

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Jesse Darling @ Tate Britain

September 22, 2018 - February 24, 2019

In The Ballad of Saint Jerome, Jesse Darling populates the gallery with works made from everyday objects and materials. These take on the appearance of both wounded and liberated shapes. Contorted mobility canes become animated snakes. Cabinets of curiosity try to walk away on their bent legs, and disembodied hands hold aloft ladders intended for caged birds. Figures such as Icarus and Batman undergo a tragi-comic makeover, scrutinised from unexpected angles to reveal their frailty and the need for care and…

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Anna Barham @ Site Gallery Sheffield

September 29, 2018 - January 27, 2019

LCD takes shape around an ambitious new commission by artist Anna Barham, titled Crystal Fabric Field.  Based on the fundamental geometric form of naturally growing crystals, the sculpture operates as a cabinet of curiosities, housing artworks by 16 other artists, all exploring the material possibilities of crystals. The works examine and observe liquid crystal phenomena, revealing the mystical properties of objects, linking technology and the natural world and exploring links between crystal, capital and contemporary culture.

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