A further Coronavirus update regarding the Human Machines tour schedule and changes to the exhibition.
Worcester Museum and Art Gallery have had to cancel exhibiting the Human Machines exhibition due to various coronavirus related issues and are sadly unable to accommodate it at a later date.
We have acquired some touch free buttons – similar to the type sometimes found on automatic exit doors – so as soon as the exhibition is allowed to re-open we will be modifying the operation plinths to hands free. This will make all the pieces except the Midlife Crisis Bagatelle, which works with a spring return lever mechanism, safe for the public to interact with.
So currently, as of May 20th, the exhibition is still sat in Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries and may end up being exhibited there for a little while when the lockdown restrictions are relaxed to allow galleries to open, it will then go to the venues below.
Johnny’s all seeing 3 eyed tree for GBSG Security is complete and soon to be permanently installed in Donington Lincolnshire. In this photo the cameras aren’t in the eyes, a short video of the eyes moving will follow shortly.
Johnny’s exhibition, Machinations, is now open at Farleys Farm, Muddles Green Sussex (the home of British Surrealism). The indoor exhibition is open until May 13th and the outdoor pieces will be there until the autumn.
Here is a snap of Having a Whale of a Time in the grounds, a video of the brand new whale actions will follow shortly on Johnny’s You Tube channel. The shoal of fish now wiggle actuated by the handle of our old coffee plunger and the spout and eyes are now powered by a hand cranked generator.
Johnny has finally worked out how to get the eyes in his All seeing Tree for GBSG Security into place and swivelling. It has been a struggle for him as he had to work out how to do it all from the outside of the tree as he can’t get into it like he did with the maquette. Just a few more days work and it will be ready for the great outdoors.
‘Nehctik’ an exhibition curated by UCA students. Based on the concept of ‘Kitchen Heterotopia’. Following in the footsteps of Martha Rosler’s ground-breaking Semiotics of the Kitchen. Nehctik turns the tables on the concept of the ‘heart of the home’ into a dishevelled post-party kitchen. Showing smorgasbord of artworks from contributing artists Alastair Peat, Johnny White, Eleanor Arnold, Beatrice Lee Knowles, Isaac Carnell-Mckean and performance written by Amelia Beavis Harrison.
Amanda and Johnny have been asked to exhibit, select and organise the curated exhibition at Wirksworth Festival in 2018 and are currently lining up artists to exhibit alongside themselves at the Parish Rooms, Church and around town. They plan to put together the most accessible and engaging show the town has seen for a while, so watch this space!
In 2018 Johnny will be exhibiting at Farleys House and Gallery in Sussex, the home of British Surrealism. There will be an indoor exhibition entitled Machinations in the gallery from Sunday 1st of April until Sunday 13th of May with a further 3 large pieces being sited outdoors for the entire summer season. Johnny is very excited to be exhibiting alongside the likes of Picasso and Max Ernst!
In September we took our family street show, The Amazing Dog Bike to the Bathing Beauties Festival in Mablethorpe. There are images of us there on our friend’s blog http://centregifts.wordpress.com/
It was a great day and we cycled our vehicles between Sutton on Sea and Mablethorpe doing our interactive dog show in both locations.