25sg Closing Event 2011


Saturday 19 November
4pm – 7pm


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everybody who has made work or come to view work here at 25sg during the last nine months. We sure couldn’t have had such a good year without all of you…

We would like to invite you for an afternoon of performance, food, wine and discussions, to celebrate the events of 2011 and to say goodbye until March 2012. You are welcome to invite anybody else who you think might like to join us, to introduce them to 25sg and to give them a small glimpse of what happens here.

We hope to be able to continue putting on quality work by local, national and international artists at all stages of their practice throughout 2012. We respond mainly to artists in love with live art, which includes video and bodywork. We are also open to ideas that might show us new ways to reach audiences and to share our love of art and community.

With love from all at 25sg.

Event timetable:

4pm Doors Open
4-5pm “Chapter 4: the final beginning” a new performance by Rachael Allen
5-7pm Food, drinks and conversation
7pm End

What happens if ones skin, and the body it shrouds, feels diseased, toxic, filthy, foreign, possessed, dangerous? What if the profile cast by such corporal form appears unruly, strange, deformed, unsafe?

– Rachael Allen

For more info about the artist visit: www.rachaelallen.com


Wunderbar Festival and the Act of Hospitality


 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of Wunderbar Festival 2011 we invite you to join us for…

The Act of Hospitality
BYOEgg*
Sunday 6th November 2011, 12 – 2pm
25 Stratford Grove

*Please bring your own egg and join us for our brunch-time celebrations of the act of hospitality!

12 – 1.30pm  The Last Breakfast
1.30 – 2pm    Egg and Spoon Race

….Wunderbar activities continue on to High Bridge Studios for the Segueway screening at 2.30pm,or jump on your bike for a cycle around the city with Life Without Buildings starting 3.30pm.

For more information visit: Wunderbar Festival 201125sg Twitter and 25sg Facebook


The entrance to 25SG is on the back street behind Warwick Street. From Warwick Street turn down Stratford Road and take an immediate right up the back lane.  Continue towards the top, 25SG is a cream door, please come straight in.

Stagecoach buses no. 1 and 16 stop half way up Warwick Street.
Please make a donation to support 25sg


Nicola and Kris Canavan

25 Stratford Grove
Sunday, 28th August 2011
2-5pm

Nicola and Kris will be performing individually on Sunday 28th August following their residency.

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Nicola Canavan

Nicola Canavan, Bittersweet, 2010, Credits: Fiona Nicholl

Nicola Canavan, Bittersweet, 2010, Credits: Fiona Nicholl

Nicola Canavan creates contemplative work spanning performance, installation and photography. With her work, audiences can explore the feminine body, the political body and the spiritual body which are interwoven in personal experience and desire. Canavan acknowledges and resists the sacred and divine by entering the flesh and installing symbol through the modification and manipulation of her body, she searches for ‘Self’ through abstraction and ritual to create a domain which is immeasurable without the consensus of an audience.

Born in South Shields (North East England), Nicola has been performing and showing work nationally and internationally since graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Northumbria University in 2006. In the same year she met Kris Canavan, now husband, and has since been creating a series of collaborations which test the constraints and boundaries of their intimate relationship.

For more information about Nicola click here

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Kris Canavan

Kris Canavan, Entrapment Version 2, 2005. Credits: Antonio Genco

Kris Canavan, Entrapment Version 2, 2005. Credits: Antonio Genco

Kris Canavan was born in N. Ireland in 1980, since 2001 he has been making performance work that centres on the themes of mythology, unity, tragedy & romance.

In 2004 he graduated from The University of the West of England, Bristol.

His artworks and performances have been presented at galleries, museums, festivals, clubs and other venues including The National Review of Live Art, Bodily Functions Festival, Frankfurt Art Fair, & Palazzo Delle Papesse. His work has been published in magazines and Journals including Art Review, Dance and Theatre Journal, ABOBA and publications including Manuel Vason’s ‘Encounters’.

In 2006 he met and started collaborating with his (future) wife Nicola Canavan under the banner Anatomy_Of. They have performed across the U.K and Europe at festivals and galleries including Momentum, Bodily Functions and Platform North East. In December 2008 Nicola gave birth to their son Maxim William Canavan.

Since October 2010 he has been an AMINO Associate Artist & is currently developing new work with their support…

For more information about Kris click here

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Nicola and Kris Canavan will be in residence at 25 Stratford Grove from 23rd to 28th August.
We hope you will be able to join us for their performances on the Sunday.

A timetable of the event will be available on Saturday 27th August.

Food and drink will be available throughout the day for a small cost…

Plate of delicious food: £1.50
Hot drinks: 50p
Soft drinks: 50p
Glass of wine: £1

Please make a donation to support 25sg

Nicola Singh

25 Stratford Grove
Canceled

Nicola Singh, Breath Experiment II, 2011, Bloc Projects, Compass Live Art, Sheffield, Photo: Graham Rhodes

Nicola Singh, Breath Experiment II, 2011, Bloc Projects, Compass Live Art, Sheffield, Photo: Graham Rhodes

UPDATED 27th July 2011

25sg event cancelation: 6th August, Nicola Singh

We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances Nicola Singh’s residency has been postponed. The event programmed for Saturday 6th August has been cancelled until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming Nicola to the house in 2012.

In the mean time details of the next event at 25sg are coming soon…

With best wishes,
team 25sg.

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Ewelina Aleksandrowicz & Andrzej Wojtas – Dragonflies in my Wardrobe

25 Stratford Grove
Saturday, 23rd July 2011
5-8pm

Ewelina Aleksandrowicz & Andrzej Wojtas, CabbageBlue, 2011

Ewelina Aleksandrowicz & Andrzej Wojtas, CabbageBlue, 2011

UPDATE 22/7/2011
Please note change of time: Saturday 23rd July, 5pm-8pm

“We will be showing home movies from our stay at 25 Stratford Grove.”

5.00pm: Doors Open
6.30pm: Conversation
8.00pm: End

Andrzej Wojtas and Ewelina Aleksandrowicz are UK based artists who are working within the area of digital media – video, DIY electronics, physical computing and AV performance. Their practice involves a wide range of interdisciplinary activities from video art and short forms to circuit bending, and wearable technologies.

Hidden stories of 25sg, Stalker in the hallway, Magic triangle on the wall, Soft curves of the mattress, Conversations in the bathroom, Journey through the Secret Garden, Domestic Peep Show, Surveillance behind the mirrors, Ubiquitous sounds of the human behavior, Multifaceted transparent eyes.

For more information about the artists please visit: http://niochnioszki.net

Ewelina and Andrzej will be in residence at 25 Stratford Grove from 19th – 23rd July.
We hope you will be able to join us for their performance on the Saturday.

A timetable of the event will be available on Friday 22nd July. Stay tuned!

Food and drink will be available throughout the day for a small cost…

Plate of delicious food: £1.50
Hot drinks: 50p
Soft drinks: 50p
Glass of wine: £1

Please make a donation to support 25sg

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Lottery Funded, Arts Council England

Contributions and Cuts

Saturday 9th July, 12-5pm
25 Stratford Grove

contributions and cuts

contributions and cuts

Live performances by Claire Cummins, Cody Sowerby, Dick-James Hall, Kimberly Emeny, Nick Kilby, and Zan de Floss.

Curated by Kris Canavan.

12:00 Doors open
12:00 Performances
16:00 Discussion
17:00 Close

A more detailed timetable of performance will be available Friday 8th July. Please check back!

Food and drink will be available for a small cost…

Plate of food £2.00
Hot drinks: 50p
Soft drinks: 50p
Wine: £1

Please make a donation to support 25sg
http://www.gofundme.com/support25sg

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Lottery Funded, Arts Council England

Ella Golt

25 Stratford Grove
Saturday, 25th June 2011
2-5pm

Ella Golt, I Command the Space, 2009

Ella Golt, I Command the Space, 2009


Ella Golt’s work playfully subverts materials and references, on a psychological quest for sense and order, through sculpture, drawing and video. Informed by theatrical performance, utilitarian apparatus and decorative finery, she makes work that sits comfortably on the stage and stands in the gallery. Experimentations between the life of a still object and one with a performative purpose, and the physical role of the body in performance, are themes explored throughout Ella Golt’s sculptural practice.

Born in London where she currently lives and works, Ella graduated from The University of East London, BA Fine Art in 2006 and from the Slade School of Art, MFA Sculpture, in 2009. Ella is a longstanding member of Albert & Friends Instant Circus.

Ella Golt will be in residence at 25 Stratford Grove from Monday 20th – Saturday 25th June.
We hope you will be able to join us for her performance on the Saturday.

A timetable of the event will be available on Friday 24th June. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Timetable
2pm Doors open
3.30pm Ella. A Short Demonstration in the Attic at 3.30pm: “Balloons in Holes and Gaps a Serious Business”
4pm Demonstration ends
4pm Conversation/Feedback
5pm End

Food and drink will be available throughout the day for a small cost…

Plate of delicious food: £1.50
Hot drinks: 50p
Soft drinks: 50p
Glass of wine: £1

Please make a donation to support 25sg
http://www.gofundme.com/support25sg

RSVP to liveart@25sg.org

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Lottery Funded, Arts Council England

Book Launch: Colour this Book by Thomas Whittle

Exhibition and Book Launch
Monday 27 June 2011, 4-8pm
Exhibition continues Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 June, 12-4pm
25sg

Thomas Whittle, photo: Annie Collinge

Thomas Whittle, photo: Annie Collinge

Colour this Book by Thomas Whittle
Commissioned by 25sg

Now available online from http://www.gofundme.com/support25sg

Only £8! All proceeds go to support the programme of artists residencies, workshops, discussions and live events at 25sg.

You are invited to 25sg to view an exhibition produced in collaboration with pupils from Hotspur Primary School and artist Thomas Whittle. The exhibition marks the launch of a special limited edition, Colour this Book, the first children’s publication by Thomas Whittle and produced with the pupils from the school.

Thomas Whittle led a series of exciting drawing and colouring workshops with a hundred and thirty-one children at Hotspur Primary School to produce imaginative illustrations for a unique book inspired by birds. This new endeavour began with a visit to the school from Wych Elm Falconry where the children met Fain the Raven, Torr the Harris Hawk and Duma the Eagle Owl and created drawings of the birds. In subsequent workshops, Whittle and the children have transformed their artwork into colourful imagery in Colour this Book to be presented in the exhibition at 25sg on Monday 27 June – Wednesday 29 June 2011. While Whittle’s work is known for its naïve and child like, investigative approach, in Colour this Book, he combines his fascination with children’s drawings and his passion for colour.

This is a must-have publication for art lovers, adults and children alike. Colour this Book will be on sale for a special price at the exhibition and book launch at 25sg on Monday 27 June, 4-8pm. It will also be available online at the normal price of £8 from the 25sg GoFundMe site http://www.gofundme.com/support25sg

We look forward to seeing you at 25sg!
25 Stratford Grove, Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 5AT

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Next in June: Lena Simic & Neal Anderson + Jane Dudman

Lena Simic & Neal Anderson

The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home
Mother & Son – ‘that just sounds really sad’

25 Stratford Grove
Sunday 5th June 2011
2-5pm

Hazardous Family by the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, HAZARD08, Manchester 2008. Photo: Branka Cvjeticanin

Hazardous Family by the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, HAZARD08, Manchester 2008. Photo: Branka Cvjeticanin


“The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home is run out of a council property bedroom in Everton, Liverpool. twoaddthree are Gary Anderson, Lena Simic add Neal, Gabriel and Sid. We are artists. We are activists. We are a family.

Mummy and kids are in the frame and Daddy’s behind the camera.
We are a nice nuclear family.
We are a hetero-normative unit.
Tesco loves us, Disney adores us and McDonalds can’t get enough of us.
We are complicit in consumer capitalism (check out the footy gear!)
We, the family, are the solid bedrock of society, at least that is what we are told.
Instead we will dissent! We will have fun and take the piss.”

For more information about the artists please visit: www.twoaddthree.org

Lena Simic and Neal Anderson will be in residence at 25 Stratford Grove from 2nd – 5th June.
We hope you will be able to join us for their performance on Sunday 5th June.

A timetable will be available soon.

RSVP to liveart@25sg.org


Jane Dudman – Haven

25 Stratford Grove
Saturday 11th June 2011
2-5pm

Jane Dudman, untitled, 2010

Jane Dudman, untitled, 2010

Jane Dudman is an artist and MRes research student at Culture Lab, Newcastle University.

Jane Dudman will be in residence at 25 Stratford Grove from 7th – 11th June.
We hope you will be able to join us for her performance on Saturday 11th June.

UPDATE: Event Timetable Jane Dudman

Saturday 11 June, 2-5pm

Jane Dudman has been in residence this week at 25sg. We invite you to join us on her last day in the house…

The audience is invited to participate by bringing along something to read. This could be a personal text, a passage from a book, a childhood memory or something you have written yourself. You will be invited to read it aloud during the event.

2pm: doors open
2.30-3.30pm: performance / interaction
3.30pm onwards: conversation with Jane
5pm: close

RSVP to liveart@25sg.org


Food and drink will be available for a small cost…
Plate of delicious food: £1.50
Hot drinks: 50p
Soft drinks: 50p
Glass of wine: £1

Extra donations always welcome!

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Lottery Funded, Arts Council England

Isabella Streffen – Aeronauts

25 Stratford Grove
Sunday, 21st May 2011
2-5pm

Etienne Robertson, La Minerve, 1803

Etienne Robertson, La Minerve, 1803

Isabella Streffen works in photography, film & video, writing and interstitial media to interrogate questions of perception, looking and desiring, often using low-tech instruments to challenge orthodox wisdom and explore the fundamental problems of vision.

Isabella’s current research examines the use of technologies developed for military vision, their use in art practice, and the impact on questions of subjectivity. She has a particular interest in the Space Race and the forgotten narratives of the Cold War.

For more information about the artist please visit: www.isabellastreffen.net

Isabella Streffen will be in residence at 25 Stratford Grove from 16th – 21st May 2011. We hope you will be able to join us for her performance on the Saturday. A timetable of the event will be available on Friday 19th May.

RSVP to liveart@25sg.org

Food and drink will be available throughout the day for a small cost…

Plate of delicious food: £1.50
Hot drinks: 50p
Soft drinks: 50p
Glass of wine: £1

Extra donations always welcome!

Update 20/5/2011
Event timetable:

2pm Doors open
2-3pm Food available (Please note: Food will not be available after 3pm. Drinks will remain available throughout)
3pm Preview of Aeronauts
3.45pm Manifesto. Declaration
4pm Irene Brown and Isabella Streffen in conversation
5pm End

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