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OPENING TOMORROW! . Billie Zangewa A Quiet Fire 3 June – 9 September 2023 . This summer John Hansard Gallery presents A Quiet Fire, by Malawian/South African artist Billie Zangewa. . Featuring a new, panoramic collage made from hand-stitched silk, the exhibition challenges the historical stereotypes used to objectify and exploit Black women. Zangewa’s autobiographical yet universal work contrasts melancholy with hope, strength with disdain, and independence with prejudice. . As well as a new commission made especially for the exhibition, also featured are a selection of Zangewa’s earlier works that reflect her practice and experience as a Black woman living in Johannesburg. These early works, described by Zangewa as ‘acts of daily feminism’, show an intimate, confident sense of self and female identity. A Quiet Fire is a visualisation of what the female gaze, through self-portraiture, could look like. . The exhibition was initiated by, and is presented in partnership with, @brightoncca, and is accompanied by a newly commissioned fictional text by author Deesha Philyaw. After John Hansard Gallery, the exhibition will be shown @glasgowtramway. . A Quiet Fire has been made possible through the generous support of Lehmann Maupin Gallery. . . #JHGZangewa #BillieZangewa #AQuietFire #Exhibition #NewExhibition #ComingSoon #SilkCollage #Silk #SouthAfrica #Johannesburg #SelfPortraiture #Storytelling #SelfIdentity #BrightonCCA #Southampton #SotonArts . Image credits: 1. Temporary Reprieve, hand-stitched collage, 2017 2. Sweetest Devotion, hand-stitched silk collage, 2021 3. the dior effect, hand-stitched silk collage, 2021 4. Game, silk tapestry, 2017 5. Every Woman, silk collage, 2017 All images courtesy the artist and @lehmannmaupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.
OPENING TOMORROW! . Ayo Akingbade Show Me The World Mister 3 June  –  9 September 2023 . This summer John Hansard Gallery presents Show Me The World Mister, an exhibition by Ayo Akingbade featuring two new film commissions: The Fist and Faluyi. Both films were shot in Nigeria and explore Akingbade’s interest in history, placemaking, legacy, and power. . The Fist studies the first Guinness brewery built outside of the UK and Ireland, located on the edge of Lagos. Completed in 1962 after Nigeria’s independence from Britain, the brewery is a place where histories of industrialisation and labour collide. Shot using a 35mm camera, the film follows workers managing the assembly and packing lines, while drawing attention to the deep-rooted politics distilled within Guinness’ production. . Faluyi follows protagonist Ife on a journey tracing familial legacy and mysticism. Shot using 16mm in the Idanre Hills – a UNESCO World Heritage site in Ondo State and the birthplace of Akingbade’s parents – the film explores the artist’s personal relationship with Nigeria. Panoramic views of hills and forests form the backdrop to this sensitive tale of longing and loss, hope and celebration. . In addition, John Hansard Gallery will also screen Akingbade’s 2018 work, A is for Artist. Filmed in London, and a stark contrast to the location of The Fist and Faluyi, the short film follows the narrative of a young woman who assembles photographs from her family archive to encourage the pursuit of being an artist. A series of prints accompany the exhibition that reference the artist’s broad interest in portraiture and printmaking. . Produced by @chisenhalegallery and @spikeisland, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island, @whitworthart, @officialuom; @balticgateshead, and John Hansard Gallery. . . #JHGAkingbade #AyoAkingbade #ShowMeTheWorldMister #Exhibition #NewExhibition #ComingSoon #Nigeria #Film #Photography #Prints #Printmaking #Portraiture #Southampton #SotonArts . Image credits: 1-3: Faluyi, 2022. ©Ayo Akingbade 4-5: The Fist, 2022. ©Ayo Akingbade All images courtesy the artist
My name is Louise and I work as a Gallery Assistant. Those of you who know me will know how much I love a good hat and you can always find me wearing one of my collection whilst working in the gallery. . This week I went to sunny Winchester. The Cathedral is showing 'The Elements Of Sculpture' exhibition. It is so exciting to see these sculptures exhibited in such contrasting surroundings. . 1. 'Hiatus' by Almuth Tebbenhoff. I am wearing my cream sun hat. . 2. 'Untitled (R1550)' by Colin Reid . 3. 'Prime' by Peter Walker . 4. 'Interchange 1 ' by William Braithwaite. Still wearing my cream sun hat. . 5. 'Pruning The Bramley' by Colin Reid . 6. 'Movement' by Peter Walker . 7. 'Sound II' by Antony Gormley is in the Crypt below the cathedral. This area is often flooded, meaning varying amounts of the sculpture is visible. . . #JHGGalleryAssistant #JHG #Sculpture #Winchester #WinchesterCathedral #TheElementsOfSculpture #AlmuthTebbenhoff #ColinReid #PeterWalker #WilliamBraithwaite #AntonyGormley