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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hair, sand and diamonds / Jochem Hendricks at John Hansard Gallery


Strange, provocative, often ugly narratives lie beneath the surface of the coolly conceptual artworks on show at Jochem Hendricks’ exhibition at John Hansard Gallery. Mark Sheerin reviews the German artist’s first UK show.    There is a convertible Mazda parked up on a patch of lawn outside John Hansard Gallery. Chances are you won’t even  Continue Reading »

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

Winner of inaugural Platform Graduate Award announced


23 November 2012   Last night at Modern Art Oxford, artist Joella Wheatley became the inaugural recipient of the Platform Graduate Award 2012.   Presenting the award, artist Lindsay Seers praised the 22-year-old graduate for the single-mindedness of her approach. To create the series of paintings that were exhibited at Aspex, Wheatley confined herself in  Continue Reading »

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

“A sense of hope” / Outside In judge Bobby Baker on creating a record of her own illness


Best known as a performance artist with a penchant for the surreal Bobby Baker’s 2009 exhibition Bobby Baker’s Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997–2008 exposed a hidden history of mental illness. Emma Robertson talks to her about the impact of making such personal work public, about the complexity of describing herself as someone who has been “mad” and  Continue Reading »

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Outside In: National / the winners


Pallant House Gallery have announced the winners to the Outside In: National 2012, the competition that invites submissions from artists who find it difficult to access the art world for a variety of reasons such as health, disability, social circumstances or because their work does not conform to what is normally considered as “art”. They  Continue Reading »

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm