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Drawing Conversations 4

4 September 2020

Layla Curtis is Key Note Speaker at the Drawing Conversations 4 symposium along with Professor Deanna Petherbridge and Professor Anita Taylor. The symposium, held at the University of Huddersfield, will discuss how drawing practices and processes enable engagements with sites of history and narrative. Organised by Dr. Simon Woolham, Professor Jill Journeaux, Katy Suggitt and Christian Skovgaard Petersen

Terrain Vague – Wastleland, Territory, Dwelling

26 – 28 March 2020

Terrain Vague takes its title from a key essay concerning urban spaces written in 1995 by Ignasi de Sola-Morales. This event, in the form of an exhibition and symposium at Slade School of Art, London, takes the essay as a starting point. Speakers include Layla Curtis and Graham Gussin. Organised by Graham Gussin.

Layla Curtis – Artist talk 'Disrupting Cartography'

28 February 2020, 7 – 9.30 pm

Layla Curtis is a speaker at Library Lates: Talking Maps – an evening of talks, tours and workshops exploring the Bodleian's world-renowned map collection. The event coincides with the final few days of the Talking Maps exhibition at Weston Library, University of Oxford, UK.

Anna Chrystal Stevens – Instagram Takeover

28 November - 4 December 2019

Anna Crystal Stephens will take part in a 7-day Instagram Takeover titled Home Work. Stephens will look back on her varied domestic situations and the living strategies connected to them and reflect on her attempts to live cheaply and sustainably during periods of itinerant urban communal living and nomadic life on the water. #EdgeworkTakeover

Anna Chrystal Stephens – solo exhibition

1 – 28 November 2019

Anorak – a solo show by Anna Chrystal Stephen's at Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire. This body of work is made in reaction to anxiety about environmental crisis and puts forward that learning survival skills and DIY processes can be an empowering step to gaining a greater understanding and respect of the natural world. Anorak was originally commissioned by SPACE.

Andy Day – Instagram Takeover

28 October – 3 November 2019


To mark the launch of his new limited edition print Sound Mirror, Andy Day will take part in a week-long Instagram Takeover of @the_edgeworker. He will post images from his recent exploration of three Sound Mirrors (also known as Acoustic Mirrors or Listening Ears) on the English south coast. To view the takeover follow @the_edgeworker on Instagram and search #EdgeworkTakeover.

Off the Page | Another Place Press

7 – 20 October 2019

Nicky Hirst, Victoria J Dean and Iain Sarjeant are included in an exhibition featuring Another Place Press published artists curated for The Northern Eye International Photography Festival in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Other artists include Nicolas Blandin, Nicholas White, Amanda Harman, Amy Romer, Missy Prince, Marzena Skubatz, Al Brydon, Robert Darch and Magnus Åström.

Nicky Hirst – Coventry Biennial 2019

4 October – 24 November 2019


Nicky Hirst will show a selection of paired images from her series Elemental Works 2012-19 as part of the Coventry Biennial 2019. To view Hirst's Instagram feed featuring her Elemental Works series please see:

Layla Curtis – Flow | Urban Ecologies

26 September – 3 November 2019


Layla Curtis' moving image work Heatscapes is included in the international group exhibition Flow | Urban Ecologies at Phoenix Athens, Athens, Greece.  Other artists include Vasilis Gerodimos, Zoe Giabouldaki, Alex Hartley, Lily Hassioti, Monique Jansen, Soo Kim, Tania Kovats and Stefania Strouza.

The exhibition is co-curated by Tania Kovats and Christina Makri. 

Simone Kenyon – Instagram Takeover

21 September 2019

Simone Kenyon will be taking part in a one-day Instagram Takeover of the @the_edgeworker. On the weekend of the 21st September, Kenyon and the dancers she collaborated with to make the performance Into The Mountain will return to the site of Glen Feshie in the Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland. Kenyon will share images and texts live from Glen Feshie documenting some of the discussions that grow out of the weekend.

Alison Lloyd – Artist's Walk

17 August 2019, 2 – 3pm


Alison Lloyd will lead Contouring: a slow micro navigation in Holyrood Park. Each walk of no more than 500m will endeavour to connect our immediate experiences of Holyrood Park with a detailed map of the area. The event is part of Day of Access, a collaborative project conceived by Alec Finlay. There will be a reading by Finlay and participants will also have the chance to explore his exhibition Day of Access at Travelling Gallery.

Alec Finlay – Day of Access

14 August – 6 December 2019

This autumn, Travelling Gallery will act as the campaign bus touring Alec Finlay's project Day of Access across Scotland; presenting information and artworks and allowing a space for discussions. Themes of disability, access and ecological remediation are explored in Finlay’s poems and artwork. Visit the Travelling Gallery website for the full list of tour dates.

Planning Matters – Kestle Barton

27 July 2019


Planning Matters, a programme of talks and events curated by Kestle Barton associate artist Paul Chaney, explores the complexity of issues arising around themes of low-impact development, land ownership, planning law, and sustainable urban planning in these times of housing crisis, societal collapse, mass extinction, and potential transformation. Contributors include Layla Curtis, Ian Nesbitt, London Fieldworks, and Jonathan Hoskins.

Instagram Takeover – Call & Reponse

26 July – 3 August 2019

To mark Edgework's inclusion in the exhibition INTER-SECTION at Market Gallery, Huddersfield, we have invited artists Nicky Hirst & Matt Calderwood to take part in Call and Response a nine-day Instagram Takeover of @the_edgeworker. To follow the takeover please follow Edgework on Instagram 

Edgework included in INTER-SECTION

26 July - 3 August 2019

Preview: 26 July, 5 – 7.30 pm

INTER-SECTION explores and examines the processes and attitudes of artist-run initiatives. Contributors include Farbvision, Edgework,  David Kefford & Sarah Evans (Aid&Abet), Stephen Walter, Calum F Kerr & Reece Jones (TRESPASS), Simon Woolham & David Hancock (PAPER). Curated by Simon Woolham for Market Gallery, Queensgate Indoor Market, Huddersfield. 

Nicky Hirst – solo exhibition

Exhibition: 14 July – 8 September 2019

Artist talk: 13 July 3.30pm

Nicky Hirst's solo exhibition at Phoenix Gallery, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Layla Curtis – Talking Maps

5 July 2019 - 8 March 2020


Layla Curtis' manipulated map NewcastleGateshead is included in Talking Maps at Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Drawing on the Bodleian's collection of more than 1.3 million maps, this exhibition brings together a selection of ancient, pre-modern and contemporary maps from a range of cultures and in a variety of formats as well as showcasing fascinating imaginary, fictional and war maps.

This Land is Our Land – at PAPER

29 June – 3 August 2019


Simon Woolham has co-curated group exhibition This Land is Our Land at PAPER, Unit 12, Mirabel Studios, 14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ. The exhibition features work by Layla Curtis and John Angus as well as Reece Jones, Stephen Walter, Dale Holmes, Katy Suggit and Simon Woolham. (Image: John Angus) 

Alec Finlay – Day of Access

July 2019 – July 2021


Day of Access is a collaborative project conceived by Alec Finlay which takes place over a two-year period. It considers place-awareness, access to nature, healing, illness and wounded nature and involves a travelling exhibition, workshops and events, a website and a publication.

Graham Gussin – group exhibition

1 May – 30 June 2019


Graham Gussin's Hotel Lullaby and Hotel Reverb are included in The Divergent GazePico do Refúgio, a Prospective Heritage at The Arquipélago Contemporary Art Center, São Miguel, Azores. The exhibition, curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez, brings together works by artists who have been part of the Artistic Residencies program at Pico do Refúgio.

Alec Finlay – exhibitiion at W OR M

Exhibition: 5 April – 18 May 2019

Artist talk: 6 April, 2pm


This exhibition brings together recent place-aware projects: gathering, a mapping of the Cairngorms in poems, essays, photographs, and maps; a wolf among men a man among wolves, detailing innovative woodland remediation; Wild City, a survey of wild nature in Glasgow; and Hutopianism, celebrating the hut and bothy movement. W OR M, 11 Castle Street, Aberdeen

Susan Collins – new work launched

Throughout 2019


In the latest of Collins' pixel-by-pixel works, a view of Boston Harbour and a view across Sheffield is transmitted live, via network cameras, to its partner location. In Five Hours Later, each image is constructed pixel-by-pixel over a five-hour time span – embedding quite literally the time difference between the two locations. Images from both locations can be viewed updating live at 

Susan Collins - talk at Tate Modern

4 April 2019, 12 – 6pm


Susan Collins will discuss her 2002 commission for Tate Online, Tate in Space as part of Lives of Net Art – a workshop at Tate Modern exploring the possibilities the internet opened up for artists in the 1990s and 2000s, and how artists, curators and conservators are responding to the changing technologies and cultures of the internet. Tate Modern, Blavatnik Building, Level 5, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Simon Woolham - This Land is Our Land

29 March 2019, 11am


Anti-Brexit March. Join artists Simon Woolham and Stephen Walter as they retrace the steps of the 1932 Kinder Scout Mass Trespass. The walk takes place on 29 March 2019 – the date of the UK's scheduled departure from the EU. Meet at Bowden Bridge Car Park at 11am


Susan Collins - Artist-in-Residence, Hong Kong

4 March - 2 April 2019


Susan Collins will be artist-in-residence at Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, Hong Kong. Collins will host an open studio from 12 – 2pm on Monday 1 April.

Joy Gerrard - Protest & Remembrance

28 February – 30 March 2019


Protest and Remembrance brings together four women artists, Miriam de Búrca, Joy Gerrard, Mary Griffiths and Barbara Walker, all of whom use drawing to examine elements of protest and/or remembrance through a range of subjects that include war, political demonstration, burial sites and lost industry. Alan Cristea Gallery, 3 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JG

Drawing Biennial 2019

20 February – 26 March 2019


Layla Curtis, Joy Gerrard, Nicky Hirst and George Shaw are included in Drawing Biennial 2019 at Drawing Room, London. Culminating in an online auction in the exhibition’s final two weeks, all works are available to purchase from a starting bid of £300. Proceeds from the auction support Drawing Room’s programme.

Victoria J Dean - There and Not There

16 February - 22 March 2019 

Launch: 23 February 2019, 6pm

A two-person show of photographic works from Victoria J. Dean's series, The Illusion of Purpose, and Sharon Murphy's series, There Was A Child is at Siamsa Tire, Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. (Originally curated by Sarah McAvera at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast in 2018).

George Shaw – solo exhibition

8 February – 6 May 2019


A Corner of A Foreign Field – a solo exhibition of work by George Shaw at the Holburne Museum, Bath. This major retrospective covers Shaw's career from 1996 to the present, including some new works never shown in the UK. Organized by the Yale Center for British Art in collaboration with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Holburne Museum.

Nicky Hirst – book signing

7 February 2019, 7 – 8.30pm, 

Nicky Hirst's work is included in The Word is Art by Michael Petry published by Thames & Hudson. Hirst will be signing copies of the book at The Review Bookstore, 131 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4QY

Lucinda Grange – solo exhibition

17 January – 28 February 2019


Lucinda Grange's solo exhibition City Cross-Section is on display at Lyle O Reitzel Gallery, 139 Eldridge Street, New York City, NY 10002 USA. 

Lucinda Grange – solo exhibition

13 December 2018 – 15 January 2019


Lucinda Grange's solo exhibition Without Permission is on display at The Other Gallery, New York City, USA

8 November 2018, 7pm 


Clare Qualmann & Claire Hind will give a performative lecture and discuss their latest book Ways to Wander the Gallery at its launch at Tate Modern. The publication was created following a series of workshops carried out at Tate in 2017 and is available from Edgework. For more information see Tate Events.

Wild City – publication launch

28 October 2018, 1 – 2pm 


The launch of the upcoming publication Wild City will take place at

The Hidden Gardens 25A Albert Dr, Glasgow, G41 2PE. With readings by Alec Finlay, Dee Heddon (The Walking Library), and Ken Cockburn. Wild City is available from Edgework.


Graham Gussin – Studio Monte Palace

26 October – 24 November 2018


A solo exhibition by Graham Gussin featuring work made at the abandoned Hotel Monte Palace, on São Miguel Island in the Azores during a residency in 2017. Fonseca Macedo Contemporary Art, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores. Read Gussin's Edgework Journal entry about making work at Hotel Monte Palace. 

Joy Gerrard – Fractured Crowd

21 October – 24 November 2018


A solo exhibition by Joy Gerrard including of drawings, large cut paper installations, paintings and a film. Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford Ireland. ​

Gathering - new book by Alec Finlay

12 October 2018, 6.30 – 8pm 


Gathering, a place-aware mapping of the Cairngorms in poems, essays, photographs and maps. With photographs by Hannah Devereux, Mhairi Law, Guy Moreton and James Dyas Davidson, and contributions by Gill Russell. Launch at Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ


Wild City exhibition & library

10 – 29 October 2018


This exhibition celebrates the completion of the Wild City project – a collaboration between artist Alec Finlay, The Walking Library (Dee Heddon & Misha Myers), and poet Ken Cockburn. Featuring new risograph prints by Alec Finlay alongside a collection of books Walking Library for a Wild City by The Walking Library. Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7RA 

Edgework Instagram Takeover of A-N

21 Sept, 28 Sept, 5 October 2018


Edgework is delighted to be taking over the a-n The Artists Information Company's Instagram account: for three consecutive Fridays starting 21 September. Follow @anartistsinfo or #AnEdgeworkTakeover to see our posts.

Clare Qualmann Instagram Takeover

13 – 17 September 2018


Edgework is delighted to announce that Clare Qualmann will be taking part in an #InstagramTakeover of @the_edgeworker from 13 – 17 September. During a visit to New York, Qualmann will produce a new set of images as part of her ongoing body of work Perambulator. #EdgeworkTakeover

Jennie Savage #ThatWhichFlowsFromThis

10 September – 10 October 2018


Jennie Savage will undertake a month-long artist residency in the English village where she grew up in order to take an exploratory journey into a place she knows 'intimately, but also not at all'. As her research unfolds, Savage will send updates from the field for a new series of Instagram posts: #EdgeworkFieldNotes

Lee Maelzer & Susan Collins in Collaborators 5, The Hand of The Artist

8 – 23 September 2018


Lee Maelzer and Susan Collins are both in the group exhibition COLLABORATORS 5 'The Hand of the Artist' at The Old Telephone Exchange, Kennings Way, Kennington SE11 4EF. The exhibition, curated by Roaming Room, features 35 artists working across a variety of media.

Lee Maelzer – In the City

8 September – 24 October 2018


Lee Maelzer's work is included in In the City – an exhibition curated by Trevor Burgess, which brings together the work of nine established painters responding to the urban environment. The exhibition travels to the Stephen Lawrence Gallery from East Gallery, Norwich University of Art. Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell Street, London SE10 9BD

Clare Qualmann at Flux Factory, NYC

6 – 29 September 2018

Perambulator Walk: 11:30 am, 15 September 2018


Clare Qualmann's ongoing work Perambulator is included in the group exhibition Saunter, Trek, Escort, Parade (S.T.E.P), at Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Queens, NY 11101 United States. Qualmann will also lead a Perambulator Walk which invites stroller users to walk together en masse around the Long Island City neighbourhood, collectively surveying its challenges.

Nicky Hirst Instagram Takeover


20 – 26 August 2018


Edgework is delighted to announce that Nicky Hirst will be taking part in a 7-day Edgework #InstagramTakeover. For the duration of the takeover, Hirst will post images to the @the_edgeworker Instagram account continuing her ongoing #causeandeffect63 series. She will focus on photographs taken in south-east London.


Joy Gerrard's 'The North is Next'

30 June – 28 July 2018

Launch: 29 June 2018, 6 – 9pm


Joy Gerrard's The North is Next is a work made specifically for a 16:9 billboard situated at Kingsgate Workshops and visible from the street and from Kilburn Grange Park. Full address: Kingsgate Workshops, 110 – 116 Kingsgate Road, London NW6 2JG.

Solo exhibition by Graham Gussin

9 June – 14 July 2018


For his solo exhibition The Mary Jane Paintings at Handel Street Projects, London, Graham Gussin presents a series of paintings all made using hashish. The new works explore further one Gussin's long-standing preoccupations: the relationships between the romantic tradition of landscape, utopian space and what we might call vision.

Solo exhibition by Miranda Whall

21 April – 13 June 2018


Miranda Whall, wearing a sheep fleece and covered in lightweight, waterproof video cameras, crawled 5.5 miles through the Welsh Cambrian uplands. As a kind of cyborg sheep/human, she attempted to document, experience and understand the mountain, its inhabitants, and its matter. The resulting work Crossed Paths is currently showing at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown.

20 June 2018,  6 – 8 pm


As part of the Living Maps 'Cultural Cartographies' series, Layla Curtis will discuss the research, inspiration and processes behind two of her recent works: Trespass (2015) and The Thames (from London Bridge, Arizona to Sheerness, Canada) (2013). The talk will take place in The Nash Lecture Theatre, Kings College London. Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Layla Curtis talk & book launch

18 May 2018, 10.30am – 6pm

Layla Curtis will speak at Claire Reddleman's book launch of Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Art as part of the forthcoming Arrivals and Departures Symposium at London College of Communication. Curtis, whose work Antipodes is discussed in the book, will give a short talk about her mobile phone app Trespass

Alison Lloyd Instagram Takeover

4 May & 10 May 2018

Edgework is delighted to announce that Alison Lloyd will be joining us for our first ever Instagram Takeover. Lloyd will post images live from Ronksley Moor, Derbyshire on Friday 4th May, then again from Ridgewalk Moor on Thursday 10th May. To see Lloyd's live feed, follow @the_edgworker on Instagram and check for updates to our profile on 4 & 10 May. #EdgeworkTakeover

Layla Curtis included in Another Spring

4 May – 17 June 2018

Layla Curtis' work will be included in Another Spring, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter. The exhibition reflects on the current trends and broader developments of nationalist impulses in Western society, where the debated question of citizenship, the foundation for identity and political governance is tied to ultranationalist concerns and increased measures to regulate and control the movement of people across borders.

Peter Cusack research trip to Kyrgyzstan

23 April – 9 May 2018


Peter Cusack will carry out a field trip to Kyrgyzstan as part of a project bringing together artists, anthropologists and scientists to research changes in the uses and environment of the Syr Darya river. The resulting recordings, images and research will become part of Cusack's long running work concerning the disappearance and re-appearance of the Aral Sea, one of the major human-created environmental catastrophes of the 20th century.

Andy Day at Experiencing Architecture

22 April 2018, 11am – 5pm

Andy Day will take part in the Royal Academy Arts' forthcoming symposium Experiencing Architecture, exploring the dynamic and reciprocal nature of architectural experience. He will present his recent body of work Former – a series of photographs made in collaboration with parkour athletes from Serbia and Croatia, examining collective memory, the monument, the ruin and the live site.

Elemental Works – a solo exhibition by Nicky Hirst

20 April – 26 May 2018


Elemental Works will be Nicky Hirst's second solo exhibition at Domo Baal, London. The exhibition will focus on Hirst's archive of found and paired pages, an ongoing project begun in 2012.  

Simon Woolham included in Place, Space, Action

6 – 14 April 2018

Simon Woolham's work will be included in the forthcoming inaugural exhibition Place, Space, Action at Market Gallery, Huddersfield. 

Layla Curtis included in Powerful Tides at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

23 March – 17 June 2018


Layla Curtis' Message in a Bottle from Ramsgate to the Chatham Islands will be included in Powerful Tides: 400 years of Chatham and the Sea – an exhibition that celebrates artists inspired by The Dockyard, and links the site back to the waterways and the sea to which it was once intrinsically connected.

Lee Maelzer - artist in residence, Cyprus

21 March – 18 April 2018

Lee Maelzer will undertake an artist's residency at SOL Atelier, Nicosia, Cyprus, supported by Girne American University. During her month’s stay in Nicosia she will be continuing her research into derelict buildings – exploring and photographing local buildings as subjects for new work. Work created during her residency will be exhibited at SOL on 17 April.

Alec Finlay & The Walking Library's new project - Wild City | Fiadh-Bhaile

​Wild City | Fiadh-Bhaile is a collaboration between artist Alec Finlay, The Walking Library (Dee Heddon & Misha Myers), and poet Ken Cockburn. This program of participative walks, public readings and workshops will explore wild nature in the city of Glasgow, map new walks and imagine re-wilded streets. Alec Finlay will encourage place-awareness through the exploration of place-names, translations and community maps, and create a new publication.

Joy Gerrard installs And the Ground Shook at Facebook HQ

January 2018

Gerrard recently installed huge permanent wall-prints of three of her Protest Paintings as part of her Facebook Air Commission And the Ground Shook. The largest of the three walls shows an amalgam of images of the Women’s marches from Chicago and Montpellier in January 2017.

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