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Pia ArkeSilences and Stories

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Film ProgrammeSilences and Stories

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Gayle Chong KwanA Pocket Full of Sand

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Event 8 March

Women and Lens-Based Media

Event 12 March

In ConversationGayle Chong Kwan and Hettie Judah

Event 9 March

In ConversationGayle Chong Kwan and Adam Bobbette

Event 6 April

British Sign Language tour of Pia Arke: Silences and Stories

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On Saturday 9 March at 1.30pm, join Gayle Chong Kwan in conversation with @uniglasgow's Dr Adam Bobbette, followed by an artist tour of Chong Kwan's current exhibition in our ground floor gallery. . This hybrid conversation will explore themes of political, social and human geologies in Chong Kwan’s show, A Pocket Full of Sand. . Dr Adam Bobbette is a human geographer and political geologist interested in the relationship between geology and society. He is currently lecturing in Political Geology at the University of Glasgow. . FREE. Book tickets via link in bio 🔗 . . #JHGChongKwan #GayleChongKwan #Exhibition #ArtistTalk #AdamBobbette #Mauritius #IsleOfWight #Southampton #Art #Film #Sculpture #InstallationArt #History #ContemporaryArt #SotonArts #FreeEvents @uni_southampton @aceagrams @galeriealbertapane @filmvidumbrella . 📸: @reecestraw
EVENT: In Conversation: Gayle Chong Kwan and Hettie Judah Tuesday 12 March, 6–7pm Join artist Gayle Chong Kwan in conversation with art critic and writer Hettie Judah. The online discussion will explore the themes within Chong Kwan’s new exhibition at John Hansard Gallery through a female lens.

Gayle Chong Kwan explores historical, political and ecological life. Chong Kwan’s show, A Pocket Full of Sand (until 11 May 2024) looks at the links between the Isle of Wight and Mauritius through island communities, trade links and natural resources.

Hettie Judah is a regular contributor to The i, The Guardian and Apollo magazine. Judah has held conversations within art galleries, colleges and museums, forming pioneering collaborations and writing around artists and parenting, including How Not To Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents) (Lund Humphries, 2022). FREE. Book tickets via link in bio 🔗 #JHGChongKwan #GayleChongKwan #Exhibition #NewExhibition #ArtistTalk #HettieJudah #Mauritius #IsleOfWight #Southampton #Art #Film #Sculpture #InstallationArt #History #ContemporaryArt #SotonArts — @uni_southampton @aceagrams @galeriealbertapane @gaylechongkwan @hettiejudah @filmvidumbrella 📸: @reecestraw
EVENT: Women and Lens-Based Media Friday 8 March, 6 – 7PM Artists Pia Arke and Gayle Chong Kwan, whose work is currently on display at John Hansard Gallery in two new solo exhibitions investigate themes of nationhood, island communities and colonialism through a female lens. Short films by Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway and Julie Edel Hardenberg are also on show, as part of a group film programme running alongside the Pia Arke exhibition. John Hansard Gallery’s Senior Curator Ros Carter will lead a guided tour of the galleries, and Susan Beckett, Director of City Eye, will be on hand to discuss the importance of women’s film and media networks. There will also be opportunity for informal networking.

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 Image: Pia Arke, The Three Graces, 1993. Courtesy Kunstmuseum Brandst and copyright Pia Arke Estate