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Dick Jewell: Now & Then - Preview in Photos 18 January 2019

Thanks to all who joined us for the preview yesterday – what a brilliant way to start off 2019!

Below are a few highlights from the event, featuring some selfies taken in front of Dick Jewell’s epic photo collage, War & Peace. When you visit, be sure to take your own selfie and share it on instagram with the hashtag #djwarandpeace. One lucky winner (selected by Dick) will get a signed copy of Dick’s book, 4000 Threads!


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Dick Jewell: Now & Then is now open until Saturday 23 February.

Dick will also be speaking as part of NTU’s Fine Art Live lecture series on Thursday 31 January.

Joanne Robertson - interview with Under The Radar (NZ) 14 December 2018

Coming up in April next year is C/J, a collaboration between artists Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson, who as well visual artists are both musicians.

Joanne is currently touring her music in New Zealand, and answered a few questions from Undertheradar.co.nz, in which she refers to the upcoming exhibition here at the gallery, as well as discussing the process of collaborating with other artists, and the strong link between her musical and visual practices.

Take a read of the interview here – where you can also listen to some of Joanne’s music »

Mini documentary » Dick Jewell: Moving Pictures 12 December 2018

We’re delighted to start 2019 with a solo exhibition by photographer and filmmaker Dick Jewell.

Now & Then will be Jewell’s most significant solo show in recent years, bringing together a wide range of works produced over a 30-year period – spanning film, photography and photo-collage. In the meantime, check out this documentary commissioned by Dazed & Confused (directed by Jamie Roberts), which explores Jewell’s incredible archive of dance footage, with a cast including Vivienne Westwood, Neneh Cherry, Grandmaster Flash, skinheads, B-boys, drag queens and rave dancers – to name just a few… »

Dick Jewell: Now & Then opens Friday 18 January. RSVP to join us for the preview on Thursday 17 January, 5 pm – 7 pm.

Selections from The Serving Library: WIRE, PINK FLAG 28 November 2018

LP sleeve, 1977, 32.5 x 32.5 cm

“The sleeve was one of those lovely gifts. We wanted a neutral image and I’d done a rough of a big flagpole and a flag and nothing else. We’d done a gig in Plymouth and were walking along the Hoe and there it was. We all dropped to the ground and looked at it. When you lay on the ground there was nothing else to see, apart from the pole against the sky.” (Wire)

(“Equation for a Composite Design (2): Best Of,” Stuart Bailey, Dot Dot Dot #8, 2004)

http://www.servinglibrary.org/collection/wire-pink-flag-chairs-missing-154-on-returning

Selections from The Serving Library: THE SMOKE OF MY BREATH 21 November 2018

Paul Elliman, print on parachute fabric, 2009, 100 x 100 cm

Dear Paul,

I am the daughter of Richard T. Ganyon. Inventor of all Votrax voice synthesizers in the 1970s and 1980s. He was very much a part of your “Detroit as Refrain” lecture given in Detroit in 2010. I would have loved to have been there to listen to what you had to say about Votrax and Detroit music. You are the only person I’ve found to make the connections that you have in the brief description that I read about it, and I don’t know how to thank you for trying. If you want additional information about the Votrax and things you might not know about regarding its use, please email me. I might surprise you with a story or two.

(“I am the Daughter of Richard T. Ganyon,” Paul Elliman, Bulletins of The Serving Library #8, 2014)

http://www.servinglibrary.org/collection/the-smoke-of-my-breath

 

 

Selections from The Serving Library: GREY PAINTING: TEXT VERSION 2 14 November 2018

Philomene Pirecki, oil painting, 2008, 35.6 x 25.5 cm

Dear Philomene, As you know, I’d like to reproduce that deceptively modest painting of yours — the one whose primary colors combine to spell out their composite and form their own frame—on the cover of this last Dot Dot Dot.

(“A Word on the Cover,” Stuart Bailey, Dot Dot Dot #20, 2010)

http://www.servinglibrary.org/collection/grey-painting-text-version-6

Selections from The Serving Library: XTC, GO 2 2 November 2018

LP sleeve design by Hipgnosis, 1979, 32.5 x 32.5 cm

This is a RECORD COVER. This writing is the DESIGN upon the record cover. The design is to help SELL the record. We hope to draw your attention to it and encourage you to pick it up. When you have done that maybe you’ll be persuaded to listen to the music — in this case XTC’s Go 2 album. Then we want you to BUY it.

(“On Graphic Design, 1979,” Stuart Bailey, Dot Dot Dot #2, 2001)

http://www.servinglibrary.org/collection/xtc-go-2

Selections from The Serving Library: OUIJA BOARD FOR JOSEF ALBERS 25 October 2018

Paul Elliman, 2002, 41 x 41 cm

A few years ago a friend of mine said she had just been introduced to Josef Albers. The idea that he was still around was compelling — artists have always tried to keep in historical contact through works from the past. Why not make contact with Albers directly? Adding the words YES and NO to an Albers-designed stencil typeface turned it into a kind of Ouija board, and it’s also an Albers material — his square paintings were made on this board, in 16, 24 and 40 inch sizes.

(“A–Z, 0–9, YES/NO,” Paul Elliman, Dot Dot Dot #13, 2006)

http://www.servinglibrary.org/collection/ouija-board-for-josef-albers

Selections from The Serving Library: DIAGRAM FOR A SEARCH ENGINE 21 October 2018

David Osbaldeston, woodcut, 2008, 63.3 x 51 cm

Is it good enough? Is it even art? I don’t know. It might look like art, it might even look like contemporary art, but I really don’t know if it will be. And to be frank, I don’t mind if it isn’t, it doesn’t change the fact that to me it needs to be done.

(“Another Shadow Fight,” Andrew Hunt & David Osbaldeston, Dot Dot Dot #16, 2006)

http://www.servinglibrary.org/collection/diagram-for-a-search-engine

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The Community: Live in Nottingham featured on Notts TV 25 March 2019

Last week, Notts TV’s Charlotte Swindells popped down to the gallery to check out our latest exhibition, catching up with curator Tom Godfrey to find out more about the project.

Watch the video at the link below (segment starts at 27:40):

https://nottstv.com/programme/ey-up-notts-tuesday-19th-march/

Chloé Maratta - ARTnews feature 14 January 2019

This April we’re excited to be presenting a two person exhibition between artist, musician and designer Chloé Maratta and artist & musician Joanne Robertson. The exhibition will also involve artefacts from NTU’s School of Art & Design’s high-street fashion archive, FashionMap. Chloé features in a recent ARTnews article that profiles several of the ‘leading lights’ within LA’s art/fashion/music crossover scene:

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