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Artists’ talk and tour with Holly Rowan Hesson and Ellen Sampson

  Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable (image credit: Jules Lister)

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable (image credit: Jules Lister)

Artists’ talk and tour with Holly Rowan Hesson and Ellen Sampson

Wednesday 24 January 2018. 3-5.30pm. Free.

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and Pyramid.

A special artists’ talk and guided tour of two exhibitions by artists Holly Rowan Hesson and Ellen Sampson in association with CVAN North West and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

The event will start at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, where artist Ellen Sampson (RCA, 2016) will present her exhibition Worn: Footwear, attachment and affective experience. Sampson’s exhibition uses film, photography and installation to investigate the relationships between bodily experience, memory and footwear, highlighting the ways this relationship is made apparent in the creases, folds and scuffs, which are the inevitable outcomes of use.

Next, at Pyramid, artist Holly Rowan Hesson will present a guided tour of Echo, a site-specific installation. Hesson’s projection and sculptural work navigates the gap between purely sensory feeling and more literal, rational thought-based experience. The floating and projected elements of Echo are constantly changing, the interplay between the moving and static elements tapping into notions of permanence and transience.

Afterwards, Hesson and Sampson will lead a discussion and Q&A session, exploring dialogues around their bodies of work. Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival organiser Roger Jeffery will present an overview of the extended Contemporary Art programme, including details of forthcoming commissions, and in addition there will be a networking opportunity for local artists, curators and writers.

The full itinerary can be found here.

Later Event: February 16
New Art West Midlands 2018