On Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 3-5.30pm there is a free artists’ talk and guided tour of two exhibitions in Warrington by artists Holly Rowan Hesson and Ellen Sampson. The event is 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 event is free but tickets should be booked here.
The full itinerary can be found here.