Remind me to remember…

12th – 15th July 2018

Brock Keep Gallery, OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading

The pieces I will be exhibiting are part of a small installation

The work references my own feelings of mortality and time passing of aging drawing on former work linking to identity and matriarchy female history spanning 159 years.  ‘Daisy’ was the name of the unborn child I never had, she would of been 16 years of age this year…

Reference to Wilfred Owens poem… A Terre – “Pushing up daisies,” is their creed, you know.

RemindMe2Remember (3)

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Art House Open Studios at Kew Art Studio

Taking part in this exciting event at  Kew art Studio, St Lukes House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 3NP

Art House open studios Richmond

Friday 22nd 6-9pm, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Sat 300th & 1st July 2018 from 11am-6pm

Over 25 local artist will be exhibiting their work for two weekends

Practical demonstrations over the two weekends – All Welcome

New e-flyer and poster

National Saturday Club: Summer Exhibition 2018

The Summer exhibition is taking place at Somerset House – 9 to 17th June 2018

The National Saturday Club is an incredible project where 13-16 years have the opportunity to experience and try out different artistic practices and thinking in a fun way. There were  71 clubs with over 1500 members.

I was able to be involved in this project by teaching at Reading College – Activate Learning. I worked with an extraordinary group of young individuals, some of my group were only 12 years of age. Printmaking focused primarily with my teaching; mono-printing, lino-printing, including collage, text, making zig-zag books and finally making a large collaborative installation piece 2.4 metres x 2.4 metres.

This has been an amazing few months, challenging, but rewarding  and I was thrilled to meet one of the trustees Edmund de Waal at the Private View who complimented our installation.

Taken from their blog:

24 Pairs of Eyes Who am I?

A collaboration of young artists aged 13-16 years as part of National Saturday Art & Design Club at Reading College: Louise Anderson, Printmaker, Artist and Factilator has worked with the group to create the piece for the final project.  Identity, who am I?  The same but different. For this project, the young people have looked at who they are and what identity means to them. Over the previous weeks they have developed their printmaking skills. This project is using linocut printmaking and the image will primarily be will be the eyes and the eyebrows (mainly the eyes). The linocut/images will be printed in different colours and layered on top of each other – to represent that we are all multi-layered and facetted. The linocuts will be printed on 4 large pieces of lining paper. There will also be pieces of yellow tissue paper placed across the paper. Yellow: being the colour of peace.  The second layer, which will hang in front of the first , will be a sheer fabric (which is a really thin and see through). Words will be hand sewn onto this layer, describing the personality. The overall aim of this project has been to learn new skills, have fun, work collobratively in a team and develop a piece of art work that represents the 23 young people, the same but different…

 

Kingston Art 2018: My Muybridge

I have been selected to exhibit as part of this exhibition Kingston Art 2018: My Muybridge.

Kingston Museum is proud to once again display the work of professional artists of Kingston, who are members of ASC Kingston, Fusion Art, KAOS and KINC. This year’s theme is My Muybridge, focusing on the Museum’s photographic collection of world renowned Kingston-born photographer and inventor Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904). Muybridge pioneered movement studies and motion picture projection and his work continues to have an immense, wide-ranging influence on modern culture.

MY MUYBRIDGE KINGSTON MUSEUM, ART GALLERY

MAY 4—JULY 7 2018

The work I am exhibiting was inspired by Muybridge: E35,000 investigates and captures a single moment in time. Challenging identity and the self, and the roles we all play in life to conform with the social norms.

LOUISE ANDERSON: ‘ZIG ZAG BOOK’
CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP KINGSTON MUSEUM, ART GALLERY
SATURDAY 26 MAY, 2PM—4PM

Hands-on workshop exploring the antique and fascinating photographic process named after its characteristic Prussian Blue colour and used by Muybridge.

Come and create your own sun-print Muybridge Zig Zag Book.
Booking on Eventbrite necessary. £10/per person. Suitable for adults.

#March4Women

A day of inspiration – remembering 100 years on

I attended the March in preparation for the collaborative  installation Grace Before Meat One Day – One Event at The Stanley Picker Gallery – Lobby Exhibition

Wednesday 7th March 2018 – 11.00-7.00

An acknowledge and remembrance for all those that were imprisoned Roll of Honour for Suffrage 1905-1914

Careinternational/march4women

The march has four core goals:

  • equal rights for all genders
  • the right to speak out and be heard
  • the right to work free from harassment and abuse
  • the rights of girls all over the world to be able to “live, learn and earn with safety, dignity and respect
Thousands of people joined a march in central London calling for gender equality and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

The event, organised by the charity Care, was the sixth annual #March4Women, which is held each year on or near International Women’s Day on 8 March.

How slogan T-shirts became political statements (BBC,2018)

Gender equality: Actor Michael Sheen ‘would take pay cut’ (BBC,2018)

Grace Before Meat

Grace Before Meat landscape (002)

Grace Before Meat (2018) is a collaborative project between Louise Anderson and Jane Glennie. Having researched the archives of the Suffragette Movement and taken part in the Women’s March on Sunday 4th March, they will create an installation for International Women’s Day – Wednesday 7th March 2018 – at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University. The title is adopted from a satirical leaflet about the force feeding of Suffragette prisoners.

The work is a memorial to the men and women imprisoned in the name of suffrage while mulling over the present scenario for women. A Roll of Honour, compiled anecdotally circa 1950, documents 1094 people imprisoned in the period 1905–1914. Many names are partial, and it is highly likely that many more had already been forgotten. The names we do have will be assembled in situ and laid on a lawn, signifying the importance of remembrance in the centenary of The Representation of the People Act 1918. While the sound in the room will originate from the Women’s March on Sunday 4th March and will signify the steps still to be taken. The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings tell us that gender parity is still over 200 years away. One hundred years on from the Act, the campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is #PressforProgress.

International Women’s Day
www.internationalwomensday.com

Louise Anderson works with installation and printmaking. Her work is germinated through archival research and a process of association between images, materials and artefacts. Recent work with the Eadweard Muybridge archive at the Kingston Museum resulted in an installation of cyanotypes and artefacts that replaced the artist into the position of the muse from Muybridge’s plate The Dancer: 187. Recent exhibitions include the Printmakers Council, the Mini Print Exhibition at the Morley Gallery, works placed in the V&A Collection and the National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.
www.louiseandersonart.co.uk

Jane Glennie works with installation and video poetry. Her work about ambivalent motherhood has been exhibited by ProCreate Project in London in 2017 and in M.A.M.A. issue #23. Her poetry film work has been shown recently at LightUp Poole, by PoetryFilm at the Hackney Picturehouse, and Reykjavik, Iceland; in Art Language Location in Cambridge; and on Visual Container TV as part of the 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, France. She is currently working on a commission for National Poetry Month 2018 in New York.

www.janeglennie.co.uk