Saturday, 29 October 2011

AIR Insight Artist Talk

Surface Gallery are excited and honoured to be hosting the first of a series of four AIR Insight talks, organised by a-n Magazine.

This event will take place on Wednesday 23rd November, 2011, 6pm – 8pm.

AIR Insight is a new programme of events from AIR designed as coherent structured professional practice for artists to access ‘inside information’ on how to engage and interact with the art world.

Each event looks systematically at how curators, funders, organisations, commissioners and exhibitions operate, so that you as an artist can maximise your potential, find jobs, get paid, locate and extend your networks, make good applications and proposals, thereby improving your artistic profile and sustaining your practice.

Guest speakers and facilitated discussions will give specialist insight into how you can enhance your career, sustain your practice and shed light some on the art-world.

Entry is free for artists and a-n subscribers, refreshments will be available.

EM11: Forged Attrition

November 1st to November 19th 2011

Surface Gallery presents 'Forged Attrition’, an exhibition uniting the practices of five emerging artists; Callum Whitley, Ian Pink, Jai Clarke, John Hainsworth and Thomas Chase. Collectively exploring themes surrounding the psychology of space, deception and perception, 'Forged attrition' urges the viewer to re-question their expectations, whilst reflecting on the relationship between imaginary realities, real fictions, presence, absence and process. Encouraged to challenge, re-examine and develop their current creative practices, this exhibition presents the unexpected creative dialogues and exchanges which unfolded between the artists over the course of their 2 month residency, 'EM11 Platform', showcasing a selection of new works produced in the Surface Project Space.

We hope you would be able to attend the special event taking place during the exhibition;

‘Mischief Night’ 4th November 6 – 8pm – a special evening reception to celebrate the exhibition, where you will have the opportunity to meet the artists and project organisers whilst viewing the exhibition alongside a collection of one off interventions and performances.

‘So what did you expect? EM11 Artists talking’ Saturday 12th November – The artists will present a short series of talks sharing the ideas and influences behind their current practice alongside their experiences of graduating to taking part in the EM project. Visitors are also offered a warm brew and a tour of the exhibition and building.