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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.

Gate Curate

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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Chelsea Cafe Project #10 Dundee to London via Dublin Sinéad Bligh

Dundee to London via Dublin

Sinéad Bligh

Dundee to London via Dublin is a retelling of past work after reading Derek Jarman’s text Chroma, A Book of Colour – June 93. With the multiple narratives intersecting Chroma, and a heightened awareness of colour in mind, this work was made. It ruminates on colour associations, current narratives and past memories, which create this whole. The work brings together past video and sound work made on various journeys between Dublin and Dundee and current sound work made in London. Shown here are single elements – stills of the film Dundee to London via Dublin. 2014. The rest of the piece exists online.

Please visit sineadbligh.com to view the work as a whole.

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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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Chelsea Cafe Project: Display #3 drawings by Katie Elliott

Chelsea Cafe Project 

Display #3: Drawing Costumed Bodies in the Tanztheater Wuppertal
by Katie Elliott

In the performance discourse of the Tanztheater Wuppertal the costumed bodies are a vital component of meaning, yet they remain over-looked in current research.  I use drawing as one method, alongside Patrice Pavis’s semiotic theory and my own costume practice to examine these costumed dancers as experienced in live performances and DVD recordings. For me, the process of drawing invites personal observations and interpretations on the performers.  Most importantly, they produces visible outcomes that can then feed back into the research by informing the direction of my costume practice.  The selected works exhibited at the Cafe were drawn during rehearsals of the Tanztheater dancers at Sadler’s Wells in February 2013.

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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.

work by Charlotte Jonerheim

work by Charlotte Jonerheim

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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FORTHCOMING: talk with Music Photographer David Redfern 15th May 6 – 7.30pm at CHELSEA space

TALK WITH DAVID REDFERN

Wednesday 15th May

6.00 – 7.30pm

CHELSEA space

Hear renowned music photographer David Redfern talk about his extensive career. David has photographed all the greats including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Dylan. Redfern’s photographs commissioned by Dobell’s from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival are included in the exhibition ‘Dobells Jazz Folk Blues’ at CHELSEA space.

RSVP to info@chelseaspace.org

Admission free and open to all

30 years as a Saturday Boy at one of the greatest records stores in the world… Dobells talk by Brian Peerless

After a brilliantly successful private view last week, yesterday evening members of the public, customers and staff of Dobell’s Record Shop were treated to a lively talk by Brian Peerless who worked at the legendary venue Dobells from 1962 to 1992.

Brian told the audience his personal history of Dobells, having been ‘Saturday boy’ for 30 years,  through amusing anecdotes and a toe tapping soundtrack, ably assisted by Leon Parker (British Record Shop Archive) as CHELSEA space DJ for the evening.


Above: Leon Parker of the British Record Archive as CHELSEA space’s DJ for the evening awaits his cue for the next track from Brian Peerless

Above: CHELSEA space’s audience listens to Brian Peerless talk about his time at one of the greatest record shops in the world – Dobells.

Brian shared stories about the regular characters including celebrities and Soho locals who would come to the shop as well as his adventures with the Dobells team to jazz venues and on band tours. The Record Shop with the Club Atmosphere was remembered and the Sound of Dobells rung again at CHELSEA space.

Above: Brian Peerless shows the audience the record sleeve for High in a Basement, recorded by Doug Dobell in New York, 1971 for his 77 label

Above: The audience are given Dobell’s record shop bags with the famous record sleeve artworks. A playlist created by Leon Parker (British Record Shop Archive) of the records on the bag can be listened to through this link http://open.spotify.com/user/lpmale/playlist/6njteabRKbWrmNUMKnAIci

Above: While telling a record related story, Brian Peerless holds up the relevant vinyl sleeve

The next talk at CHELSEA space to celebrate our Dobells Jazz Folk Blues exhibition will be held on Wednesday 15th May 6.00 – 7.30pm. We are privileged to have renowned music photographer David Redfern talk about his extensive career. David has photographed all the greats including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Dylan. In our exhibition, you can see David’s photographs commissioned by Dobell’s from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival in London. 

Chelsea Cafe Project #2 by artist Ana Teles

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The second display of work in the Chelsea Cafe Project is a series of photographs
by Ana Teles

Ana Teles’s work consists of the repetition of her colleagues’ practices, seeking to imitate their postures, processes and even their actual works. On the one hand she de-territorializes herself, on the other hand she appropriates someone else’s territory. With this strategy she is able to establish a confrontation between what others do and her own practice, between what belongs to others and what belongs to her.  With these exchanges, she places herself in a critical position (in the sense of crisis) whereby she uninstalls her ideas, habits and processes, thus making way for the practices of other artists.

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COMING UP: Talk with Brian Peerless

Our next event is a talk with Brian Peerless on Wednesday 17th April 6.00 – 7.30pm, to coincide with the current exhibition at CHELSEA space, Dobells Jazz Folk Blues.

Brian Peerless who worked at Dobell’s record shop from 1962 to 1992 will give his unique perspective on this legendary venue.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to info@chelseaspace.org

The event takes place at CHELSEA space.  Free admission.