Like A Monkey With A Miniature Cymbal

BV artists Zanne Andrea, Martyn Cross and Brendan Lancaster will travel to Aid & Abet in Cambridge this July to take part in Like A Monkey With A Miniature Cymbal, a large group exhibition of UK based artists curated by Mermaid & Monster.

Like a Monkey with a Miniature Cymbal is an exhibition about obsessions, repetition, perseverance and the drive needed to carry on, as an artist, or in any way of life. This can be found in the subject matter and methods used, as well as in knowing (or sometimes not knowing) what you are doing, or where you are going.What is the intense belief or energy needed to make you get out of bed each day, often to little attention or small reward? Could it be that despite all of life’s trials and tribulations, it could be, whisper it, ‘fun’… that you actually enjoy it, like a monkey with a miniature cymbal.

Zanne Andrea | Darren Banks | Nicholas Carrick | Rhys Coren | Martyn Cross |  Gordon Dalton | Lloyd Durling | Tracey Eastham | Thomas Goddard | Anton Goldenstein | S Mark Gubb | Pat Flynn | Neal Jones | Brendan Lancaster | Marion Piper | Yelena Popova | Laura Reeves | Anthony Shapland | Ian Watson

Like A Monkey With A Miniature Cymbal opens on the 17th July and continues until 23rd August.

Laurie Lax at The Looking Glass

Laurie Lax will be showing in As Far As The Eye Can See with Kathy Hinde and Alice Vandeleur-Boorer at The Looking Glass in Bristol until 7th July 2013. More information about this exhibition can be found on Laurie's website at Please do pop along and check it out - there's bound to be a worm or two having a wriggle...

Clare Thornton at A3 Project Space

'After After Richard Hughes'
limited edition Risograph print
(produced by Clare Thornton during her 'Performing Documents' research residency at Arnolfini 2012)

Clare Thornton is showing in the inaugural exhibition A3 Works at A3 Project Space in Digbeth, Birmingham 28th June - 6th July 2013

A3 Works brings together the work of over 50 artists who each approach the dimensions of the A3 paper scale as a limitless possibility. The curators of A3 Project Space invited artists they have previously collaborated with along with those they are developing new relationships to be part of the opening exhibition of a new art gallery for Birmingham. The exhibition includes new and existing works by contemporary artists and designers working nationally and internationally.

Larry Achaimpong / An Endless Supply / Jivan Astfalck / BAZ / Simon & Tom Bloor / Kathrin Böhm / Nicholas Bullen / Elly Clarke / Paul Cordwell / Rhys Coren / Beth Derbyshire / Keith Dodds / Stewart Easton / Stuart Edmundson / Mark Essen / Alec Finlay / S Mark Gubb / Lesley Guy / John Hammersley / David Helbich / Sophie Hope & Jenny Richards / Amy Twigger-Holroyd / Toby Huddlestone / Mahtab Hussain / Kevin Hunt / Roddy Hunter / Andrew Jackson / Ben Javens / Juneau Projects / Oliver C Jones / Serena Korda / Adrian Lee / Hayley Lock/ Alexandra Lockett / Mini Moderns / MSFAC / Jo Masding / Andrew Maughan / Kate Pemberton / Pil and Galia Kollectiv / Trevor Pitt / Simon Peplow / Magnus Quaife / Jo Roberts / Liz Rowe / Kevin Ryan / Sparrow and Castice / Clare Thornton / Miles Thurlow / Mark Titchner / Martina Vermorel / Cathy Wade / Edward Wakefield / Mo White / Rich White.

In August, Clare will also feature in a Black Dog publication 'On Not Knowing: How Artists Think'. More info about the book can be found here.

Happenings at BV Open Studios...

A huge thank you to all those that attended this years BV Open Studios - a great time was had by artists and visitors alike! Here's a few images from a fantastic weekend...

Studio visitors
Seila Fernandez Arconada
Harriet White

Martyn Cross
Megan Hoyle
Nicholas Dietrich
Will Kendrick 
Mariele Neudecker & Rosie Snell talk in Motorcade/Flashparade

BV Open Studios 2013

Call For Artists - Devising Time at Arnolfini

Apply now to use Arnolfini's auditorium for the development of ideas (during September and December 2013).

Arnolfini is offering an artist, collective or company from the South West region use of its auditorium to aid in the development of new ideas or pre-existing works. A small bursary is also available as well as the opportunity to preview any 'work in progress' to the public. Apply now, the deadline for applications is midday on Monday July 1st (Monday)

In recognition that artists, performers and performance makers often need to devise, rehearse and create works in situ, Arnolfini invites applications for the use of its Auditorium space across two five-day periods in September and December 2013. In addition the successful applicant(s) will also have the option of using Arnolfini's dark studio and will receive a small bursary of £500 to assist with expenses.

Applicants (or at least one member of a collective or company) must be located in the South West region to be eligible to apply. Applications based on any art-form will be accepted - Arnolfini's mission is to foster audiences for experimental practice across disciplines. 

For further information about this great opportunity please check Arnolfini's blog here.

Martyn Cross solo exhibition at Angelika Studios

Martyn was also selected by Ceri Hand for this year's Creekside Open which is on at A.P.T. Gallery, Deptford, London until the 30th June 2013.