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Kimathi Donkor is the new Artist in Residence at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

26 February–21 March, 2015

Kimathi Donkor: Artist in Residence
At the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill
supported by the Chelsea Arts Club Trust

OPEN FOYER EVENT: Wednesday, 18th March, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm  

 

A foyer installation of new murals and oil paintings in response to Andrew Whaley’s play ’The rise and shine of Comrade Fiasco’. 

Kimathi Donkor’s installation for Gate Curate features his ‘Stretch and Bar’ paintings, which re-arrange abruptly the conventional positions of canvas and stretcher bars in order to evoke a new series of significations. If fresh portraits of the Gate’s current cast are visible on the ‘reverse’ of the canvas, then what might still be concealed on the, now hidden, ‘correct’ side? Also on display will be ‘Debruised’, a mural that improvises playfully on Zimbawean national motifs.

Donkor’s recent solo exhibitions include ‘Daddy, I want to be a black artist’ at Peckham Platform (London, 2013) and ‘Queens of the Undead’ with Iniva at Rivington Place (London, 2012). Group shows include, ‘What’s Going On’ at the Usher Gallery (Lincoln, 2014) and the 29th São Paulo Biennial  (Brazil, 2010). His PhD thesis at Chelsea College of Art explores African identity in Tate’s British collection.

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RSVP to info@kimathidonkor.net – places are limited.

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Gate Curate is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, Chelsea Space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. For every Gate show, we commission an emerging visual artist to create a brand new artwork for our foyer – each installation is a bold and surprising response to that particular show as well as an independent work of art in its own right.
Supported by Chelsea Arts Club Trust and Chelsea Space

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boyleANDshaw is the new Artist in Residence for the production of GOYA

boyleANDshaw presents DIGGIN

I search for a surge of wholeness

amidst this senseless stagnation

insisting on deepening the void

I want to hide something from everyone’s sight and to dig

I’ll pick up a shovel and start to dig…

For Gate Curate boyleANDshaw present a new installation work entitled DIGGIN a poetic response to the current play at The Gate Theatre by playwright Rodrigo Garcia.  Since 2007 boyleANDshaw have created a rich body of performance and multimedia works. Eschewing standard chronologies, the artists often couple disjointed structures in their pieces, defined by an absence of narrative and clashing imagery that generates the initial effect of a baffling, rambling monologue. Once acclimatised however, it is possible to make out themes, structures and connections that trace out an ever-expanding and idiosyncratic universe veering from perverse humour to elegiac sentimentality and from utopian optimism to bleak despair. 

The installation can be viewed before a performance or by appointment from the 6th-29th March 2014.

boyleANDshaw is a collaboration between Adrian R Shaw and Matthew Boyle. They have worked in partnership since 2007. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers. Their works include Dynamite Fighter (Artprojx at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, 2008), The Funnel of Love (176 Gallery, 2009), Maiastra, Please Sing! (Romanian Cultural Institute, 2009) and The Filthy Songs Of Their Fathers (Guest Projects, 2010), The Scuttler (ICA, 2010), THERE ARE THE LIVING, THE DEAD, AND THOSE WHO GO TO SEA (Calvert 22, 2010) and d0gland (ICA, 2011),  THE MARMALADE FACT0RY(The Ragged School Museum, 2012), Late Night Live: Draw (Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2012), away br0ken play (V22, London, 2012), bAsel HimBeerMarmelade8888888888888888888 (Schwarzwaldallee, Basel),The Will Gompertz Fringe (ICA, 2013), JERIKO with Studio for Electronic Theatre (National Maritime Museum, 2013)

GATE CURATE is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, CHELSEA space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. Every Gate show will feature an installation in our foyer by an emerging visual artist that responds to the play.

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Jennifer Pitchers is the artist-in-residence for the Gate Theatre’s production of ‘No Place to Go’

Jennifer Pitchers has made an installation for the Gate Theatre’s foyer space in response to Ethan Lipton’s ‘No Place to Go’ a cabaret style play fronted by Lipton and his band. The work play is a story about a worker who’s office is relocated to Mars.

Jennifer’s response is a detailed wallpaper that documents her travels to work to jobs that support her creative practice as an illustrator.

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Gate Curate is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, CHELSEA space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. Together, the partners will appoint an Artist in Residence for each of the theatre’s five productions annually. These emerging visual artists will be commissioned to create a foyer installation at the Gate Theatre that is a bold, surprising and exciting response to the work on stage.

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Edward Cotterill is the next Gate Theatre Artist-in-Residence

Edward Cotterill, a recent MA Fine Art graduate (2009-10) from Chelsea College Art & Design is the next Artist-in-Residence at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill.  The residency is part of the Gate Curate project at the Theatre and is funded by Chelsea Arts Club Trust and artists are selected in association with CHELSEA space.

Edward’s work responds to the play GROUNDED by George Brant and the Gate Theatre version is directed by Chris Haydon and stars Lucy Ellinson.  The image above is titled 1.2 Seconds or A Portrait Taken by the Artist Ryan Gander By The Artist Edward Cotterill.

Edward states ‘1.2 seconds is a self portrait where I contacted another artist to take my portrait, this was the instruction.  He had carte blanche to do as he pleased the only specification was that the shutter speed was 1.2 seconds (the time it takes from moving a control stick somewhere in the world for a drone aircraft to move in another part of the world).  I wished to relinquish control (responsibility) for work but still have ultimate responsibility for it.  It is mine, it is not mine.’

GROUNDED is at The Gate Theatre from 28th August – 21st September.  You can see Edward’s installation before a performance, or by appointment.

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Charlotte Jonerheim’s foyer installation at The Gate Theatre for their production of ‘Dances of Death’

Chelsea College of Art and Design MA Fine Art graduate Charlotte Jonerheim has been appointed the second artist in residence for the Gate Theatre.  Supported by the Chelsea Arts Club Trust and CHELSEA space, Charlotte has been commissioned to make a new work for the Theatre’s foyer to respond to their current production ‘Dances of Death’ by Strindberg.

Charlotte has made a wonderfully dramatic installation with colour, objects and text, which can be viewed before the play opens or by appointment until Saturday 6th July.  Please email info@chelseaspace.org for more information.

About the work Charlotte says: “I am very pleased to have been awarded the Gate Artist in Residency, particularly given the opportunity to respond to Dances of Death by Strindberg: being Swedish, and having grown up with his writings allowed me to revisit and reacquaint myself with his work, which has led me to return to my own heritage – something I had let go of a little since moving to the UK.

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“My starting point for this installation was a few words by another great master, Ingmar Bergman. In an interview he said the first time he read Strindberg’s work he could not understand the language – he was too young – but he understood the feeling.

“He said the feeling was overpowering.

“My response is based on this: the feelings conveyed on stage. There are emotions of suffocation, alienation, resentment, disappointment, hatred and a strange sense of love.

“The colour that is used on the walls works both as an expression of these feelings, and as a way of tying the installation together in coherent unison.

“The quotations on the walls are taken from other plays by Strindberg and also his famous statement ‘Det är synd om människornar’, which roughly translates as ‘Human beings are to be pitied’. These quotations are also found on the streets leading up to the Strindberg Museum in Stockholm.

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“At the top of the stairs there are deconstructed and reconstructed furniture on the wall: I wanted to find a way to depict the domestic setting of the play. It is a distorted version of the props found on stage. The placement of these units reflects the isolation of the couple on their island of ‘little hell’.

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“Other materials included in the installation are a direct response to the characters, their attributes and the language presented in the play.”

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Gate Curate is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, CHELSEA space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. Together, the partners will appoint an Artist in Residence for each of the theatre’s five productions annually. These emerging visual artists will be commissioned to create a foyer installation at the Gate Theatre that is a bold, surprising and exciting response to the work on stage.

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Artist Charlotte Jonerheim is selected for the second Gate Curate residency at the Gate Theatre

Artist Charlotte Jonerheim is selected for the second Gate Curate residency at the Gate Theatre, in association with CHELSEA space and funded by Chelsea Arts Club Trust.

Artist Charlotte Jonerheim has been selected for the second artist in residence award at the Gate Theatre.  A recent graduate from MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Jonerheim will be responding to Howard Brenton’s new version of ‘Dances of Death’ by August Strindberg.  You will be able to see Jonerheim’s foyer installation during the play’s run, 6th June – 6th July 2013.

About the artist

Charlotte Jonerheim was born in Malmo, Sweden and has lived and worked in London for 20 years. She has studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, Slade School of fine art and graduated from MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2012.

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Jonerheim has recently returned from India, having been selected for a three-month residency Arts for India Scholarship based at the International Institute of Fine Arts in Delhi. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions in London including a solo show of site-specific sculptural work at Clerks’ Well in Islington, having received the Islington Exhibits 2012 Artist Award.  Her work also features in the group show ‘SURFACE’ at Chelsea Futurespace.

Charlotte Jonerheim's work in SURFACE exhibition at Chelsea Futurespace

Charlotte Jonerheim’s work in SURFACE exhibition at Chelsea Futurespace

In her practice Jonerheim questions and investigates the quotidian experience where objects and encounters hardly register. She is interested in the purposes of objects, both their functional and emotional intentions.

Her inquiries lie in the relationship with form and have through reason of practicality, psychological, emotional, remembrance or simply aesthetic purposes.  Objects through time and history may lose their value or significance and thereby run the risk of becoming overlooked, taken for granted and often discarded.

This reinvention of things is often done with a bit of humour and with an element of surprise and an unpredictable outcome. Her objective is to reintroduce things back into the environment as a new way of seeing, connecting and understand the world we live in, to evoke a different experience and encounter with familiar items and focus on a new attention and meaning.

Charlotte Jonerheim's work from her MA Fine Art summer show at Chelsea College of Art & Design

Charlotte Jonerheim’s work from her MA Fine Art summer show at Chelsea College of Art & Design

Jonerheim is predominately interested in materials sourced from the domestic environment. With a little humour objects get reinvented through reassembly, often with a sense of theatricality. The artist’s aim is to evoke a different experience and encounter with familiar items and focus on a new attention and meaning.

Gate Curate

Gate Curate is a new and unique collaboration between the Gate Theatre, CHELSEA space and Chelsea Arts Club Trust. 
Every Gate show will feature an installation in our foyer by an emerging visual artist that is a bold and surprising response to the work on stage.

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Alice Stallard’s foyer installation at The Gate for Purple Heart

Congratulations to Alice Stallard on being the first artist-in-residence to create a foyer installation through the Gate Curate project, funded by Chelsea Arts Club Trust and curated in association with CHELSEA space.

Here are some images of the fantastic work that Alice has produced to co-incide with Bruce Norris’ acclaimed play Purple Heart, which is recieving its UK premier at The Gate Theatre.

Alice’s installation runs alongside Purple Heart until 6th April.

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