Tina Keane’s SHE acquired for The British Council collection
Tina Keane’s iconic, declamatory neon wall sculpture SHE has been acquired from England & Co for the collection of The British Council. This work was initially conceived in 1977 for Keane’s pioneering, multi-media performance event, SHE, at the Hayward Gallery in 1978, and produced as an edition in 2018 by England & Co with the artist and her original fabricator. Keane’s practice reflects her feminist perspective and explorations of gender roles, sexuality and political concerns.
John & Astrid Furnival in Venice
9 May – 23 June 2019
John Furnival is known for his drawings and for being an early exponent of Concrete and Visual Poetry. His wife, Astrid Furnival, is a textile artist known for her conceptual and pop art designs using her own organic dyes.
This exhibition presents works by John spanning over 50 years, with a particular focus on his collaborations with Astrid since the 1970s. Furnival has significant associations with Italy, including twice being artist-in-residence at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, and exhibiting and associating with members of the Fluxus Group in Italy (organized in Verona by Francesco Conz).
From the Kitchen Table, in Southwark
16 May – 30 June 2019
Tina Keane is one of the many artists included in From the Kitchen Table: Drew Gallery Projects 1984-90. The exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries (across both the Lake and Dilston Galleries) celebrates the projects of Australian curator Sandra Drew who staged a series of ground-breaking exhibitions in locations in and around Canterbury in the 1980s.
Installation photo: Damian Griffiths, courtesy Southwark Park Galleries.
René Halkett: From Bauhaus to Cornwall
4 March – 11 May 2019
On the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Bauhaus, Falmouth Art Gallery presents the work of Bauhaus student, German-born René Halkett (1900-1983). Hackett studied under Klee and Kandinsky and in 1923 joined the Stagecraft Workshop of the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar. Escaping the rise of fascism in the Thirties, Halkett sought exile in Britain, emigrating in 1936. He later settled in Cornwall, from where he broadcast for the BBC, while continuing to produce paintings, drawings and sculpture. His book Dear Monster was published in 1939.
The exhibition René Halkett: From Bauhaus to Cornwall is curated by Marcus Williamson with works from private collections in the UK and Germany. England & Co have loaned two Surrealist paintings from the late 1930s to the exhibition, the first time these works had been exhibited since they were included in Halkett’s exhibition at Jack Bilbo’s The Modern Art Gallery in the 1940s.
Jane England: panelist at Strangelove Time-based Media Festival
22 March 2019
Gallery director Jane England will be one of the speakers at the Strangelove Time-based Media Festival‘s symposium this Friday (22 March). Entitled ‘Past, Present, Future: What Is Time-Based Media?’, it will be chaired by Chris Meigh-Andrews, and speakers will include Keith Piper, Larry Achiampong, Lois Keidan and Manuel Vason. England & Co arranged for screenings of works by Anne Bean, Tina Keane and Lynn MacRitchie.
Tina Keane work for the Government Art Collection
3 March 2019
The neon sculpture Faded Wallpaper by Tina Keane has been acquired by the Government Art Collection following England & Co’s presentation of the artist’s work at Frieze London 2018.
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen – in Pennsylvania
Jane England: Women in Photography
Until 2 June 2019
Gallery director Jane England is one of the photographers featured in Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers at The Lightbox Gallery in Farnham, Surrey. This exhibition is the first to present an in-depth historical survey showcasing women photographers working in Britain.
Bilbo and Barnes in House of the Sleeping Beauties
Until 28 March 2019
Works by Jack Bilbo and Sue Barnes, both of whose estates are represented by England & Co are included in the exhibition House of the Sleeping Beauties at S|2 Gallery, London. The exhibition touching upon the concepts of the erotic, the body, surrealism, performance and theatricality in art from the 19th century to present day.
Cecilia Vicuña on the Axis of Solidarity
23–25 February 2019
Cecilia Vicuña gave a presentation – ‘Our Mobilization was the Art’ – on the first day of the conference at Tate Modern, Axis of Solidarity: Landmarks, Platforms, Futures. This conference brought together scholars, writers, curators, researchers, and artists to explore and reflect upon global solidarity movements in the second half of the 20th century and their artistic manifestion.