Forgotten Estates

Royal Academy of Arts

Jessie Brennan  Robin Hood Gardens  (view from Naval Row), 2014

Jessie Brennan Robin Hood Gardens (view from Naval Row), 2014

Talk

Monday 26 September 2016
6.30 — 8pm, The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Speakers debate how Britain’s post-war housing estates have become a battleground of differing political and architectural ideologies.

Speakers include: 

Jessie Brennan – Artist; author of Regeneration! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens (2015)

Mark Crinson – Professor of Architectural History, Birkbeck, University of London

Owen Hopkins – Architecture Programme Curator, Royal Academy (chair)

Kate Macintosh – Architect, formerly of the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth, and East Sussex and Hampshire County Councils; designer of Dawson’s Heights, East Dulwich (1964–72)

Dr Paul Watt – Reader in Urban Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

If This Were to Be Lost

The Green Backyard, Peterborough

If This Were to Be Lost  (2016), Installation (painted birch plywood on scaffold), 1.9 x 19 m. Situated at The Green Backyard, Peterborough.

If This Were to Be Lost (2016), Installation (painted birch plywood on scaffold), 1.9 x 19 m. Situated at The Green Backyard, Peterborough.

9 JULY 2016 - 1 JULY 2017

Jessie Brennan has created a new, site-specific artwork for The Green Backyard (GBY). If This Were to Be Lost (2016) takes the form of a temporary, large-scale, sculptural installation (painted birch plywood on scaffold) in the garden. The phrase is adapted from an oral recording by a contributor to Inside The Green Backyard (Opportunity Area) – an outcome of the artist’s residency. If This Were to Be Lost raises many questions about what this community (and many others engaged in voluntary-run, urban green spaces) stands to lose if the land were to be lost to a proposed redevelopment.

This artwork is concurrent with RESIDENT, a Metal curated exhibition by Marc Atkinson, Jessie Brennan and Matt Lewis at Peterborough City Gallery & Museum, running until 28 August 2016. 

Read about the project in the Guardian. Look out for the artwork from the East Coast mainline train (travelling from Edinburgh to London), and share using the hashtag: #IfThisWeretoBeLost

Re: development, a book authored by the artist about The Green Backyard, is published in 2016. 

Summer Exhibition 2016

Royal Academy of Arts

13 June – 21 August 2016

Jessie Brennan’s The Order Land and The Justification have been selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016, coordinated by the leading British sculptor Richard Wilson RA. The hanging committee for the Summer Exhibition includes Royal Academicians Stephen Chambers, Louisa Hutton, Bill Jacklin, Jock McFadyen, David Mach, Cathie Pilkington, David Remfry, Ian Ritchie and Bill Woodrow.

KALEID 2016

Oslo

Regeneration! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens

Regeneration! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens

Jessie Brennan's book Regeneration! (Silent Grid, 2015) is selected for KALEID 2016.

20 - 23 May 2016 | Offprint London | Tate Modern | UK

Offprint Projects is a traveling art publishing fair featuring discerning projects across a wide range of media. The fair includes books, zines, vinyls, posters, prints, websites, magazines, and blogs from over 140 participants in the fields of contemporary art, graphic design, literature, poetry, philosophy, and experimental music.

11 - 13 May 2016 | Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo | Norway

On Thursday 12th May join KALEID editions and special guests for a one day seminar at Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway’s leading National Academy for the Arts. An exhibition to accompany the seminar will showcase this years selection of artists’ books between 11-13 May 2016.

Entrance to the fair, seminar and exhibition is free to the public.

Further information about KALEID and selected artists here.

REGENERATION: WHOM IS IT FOR?

JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE

A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (The Order Land) , 2014

A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (The Order Land), 2014

Thursday 19 May, 7.30 - 9.30pm

Artists' talk & open floor discussion with Jessie Brennan & Hilary Powell

Part of The 3rd John Ruskin Prize Programme - Recording Britain Now: Society

Doors open at 6.30pm for exhibition viewing + introduction

Tickets £5 | Concessions Free | Includes screening of Legend: A-Z of The Lea Valley by Hilary Powell.  

The Electrician’s Shop Gallery | Trinity Buoy Wharf, London | E14 0JY

More information and booking here.

Drawn

University College Hospital

Jessie Brennan  Medway , 2013 (detail)

Jessie Brennan Medway, 2013 (detail)

29 April — 1 July 2016

Private View: Thursday 28th April 2016, 6.00pm—7.30pm 

An exhibition celebrating the art of drawing with works from: 

Jessie Brennan | Ian Chamberlain | Simon Faithfull | Nina Fowler | Ann-Marie James | Olivia Kemp | Whitney McVeigh | David M Price | Frances Richardson 

The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU

RSVP for PV: guy.noble@uclh.nhs.uk | 020 3447 5451

Second Prize: John Ruskin Prize 2015

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Jessie Brennan  A Fall of Ordinariness and Light  (2014), John Ruskin Prize, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Jessie Brennan A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (2014), John Ruskin Prize, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Jessie Brennan's A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (2014) has won Second Prize in the John Ruskin Prize 2015. 

The exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall continues until 17 April 2016, followed by a London showing at The Electrician’s Shop Gallery, Trinity Buoy Wharf, from 6 - 22 May 2016. 

SELECTION PANEL: Adam Dant (Artist), Gill Saunders (Senior Curator of Prints,V&A Museum) , Stephen Snoddy (Director, The New Art Gallery Walsall), Sue Grayson Ford (Big Draw President), Clive Wilmer (Master, The Guild of St.George)

Ghost[ed.]

Ghost[ed.]

Private View: Tuesday 5 April 2016, 6:30 - 8:30pm

30 March to 1 May 2016

Idea Store Canary Wharf
Churchill Place
London
E14 5RB

Monday to Thursday, 9am to 9pm
Friday, 9am to 6pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 12pm to 6pm

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Art Lending Library

Metal Peterborough

 

5 - 24 March 2016

Metal is delighted to welcome The Art Lending Library to Peterborough, on its last and only Southern stop in its tour of the UK. Art Lending Library is a project by Market Gallery and Walker & Bromwich. Its is an evolving social sculpture housing a diverse collection of artworks that can be enjoyed in your own home.

The Art Lending Library is an ambitious commission by Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich which takes the form of an experimental library and public procession. Originally conceived and curated by Market Gallery for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012, it provides the unique opportunity for the people of the town or city in which it is exhibited to borrow works of art and enjoy them within their homes, work places and community centres.

The Art Lending Library brings together over 50 works by a diverse range of artists working across the broad spectrum of formats available within contemporary visual arts practice. The project has been made possible through the generosity of participating artists in gifting their works into the care of the library, to be made available to loan for the duration of the exhibition.

The Art Lending Library will be exhibited at Metal Culture, Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peters Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1YX from Saturday 5th until Sunday 24th March 2016.

Concrete Matters

The CASS & Bank Space Gallery

Jessie Brennan  A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (The Scheme),  2014

Jessie Brennan A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (The Scheme), 2014

3 - 19 March 2016

First year students of the MA Curating the Contemporary from the London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery joint programme will hold their first exhibition, Concrete Matters, at the Bank Space Gallery from 4 March through 19 March.

Employing the concept of ‘psychogeography,’ Concrete Matters delves into the bond existing between the human mind and its surrounding environment. The exhibition explores the mutually shaping processes of urban space and human identity through photography, mixed media, sculpture, performance, and sitespecific works. Connected by a shared interest in the reflexivity of society and urban structures, the group exhibition consists of ten national and international artists: Victoria Adam, Jessie Brennan, Anna Fafaliou, Şakir Gökçebağ, Lucy Joyce, Georgia Metaxas, Nina Pappa, Emma Papworth, Nikolas Ventourakis and Ben Woodeson.

Complementing the exhibition is a public programme of talks and performances bringing together varying perspectives on issues raised in the show. This will include performances by Lee Fraser and Lolo Hjtyu Tuyuyu, as well as an interactive installation by George Kostoglou and talk by Simon Banos. Curators’ tours will also take place throughout the course of the two weeks.

THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2015 | RECORDING BRITAIN NOW: SOCIETY

26 February – 17 April 2016, The New Art Gallery Walsall

A Fall of Ordinariness and Light, 2014

Organised by The Big Draw in collaboration with the Guild of St George and The Pilgrim Trust. 

Jessie Brennan's A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (2014) has won Second Prize in the John Ruskin Prize 2015. REGENERATION! (published 2015) was also shortlisted for the prize. The 30 prize finalists were selected from over 700 artists (1,653 artworks were considered). The exhibition is held at The New Art Gallery Walsall until 17 April 2016. It is accompanied by a programme and catalogue linking to the V&A’s historic ‘Recording Britain’ collection. 

See the full press release here.

SELECTION PANEL: Adam Dant (Artist), Gill Saunders (Senior Curator of Prints,V&A Museum) , Stephen Snoddy (Director, The New Art Gallery Walsall), Sue Grayson Ford (Big Draw President), Clive Wilmer (Master, The Guild of St.George)

The Bartlett Visiting Research Fellowship, UCL

Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London

Inside a Green Backyard  (2015-), Jessie Brennan's Metal Peterborough residency project

Inside a Green Backyard (2015-), Jessie Brennan's Metal Peterborough residency project

11 January - 1 April 2016

Jessie Brennan is a recipient of The Bartlett Visiting Research Fellowship 2015-16. 

As part of its annual Visiting Research Fellows programme, The Bartlett is offering five Visiting Research Fellowships to scholars and practitioners from any cognate discipline to be resident at UCL for a 12-week period from January - March 2016.

Jessie Brennan will explore ways in which a practice-based research project in collaboration with a grassroots (newly charitable) organisation, The Green Backyard (GBY) – an urban ‘community growing project’ in Peterborough – can contribute to debates around regeneration and community land rights. It explores inter-cultural interaction between the predominantly Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Asian and white British communities in Peterborough by seeking to develop and expand existing community networks at GBY. Specifically, the project invites participation from socially and culturally diverse local communities as a form of tacit resistance to redevelopment. It attempts to challenge the narrative told by Peterborough City Council of the need for planned redevelopment of the site and intends to offer alternative evidence – in the form of a visual and audio archive – for the social use and value of the land. 

For further information about the project, as it develops, please see Metal Peterborough. #InsideGBY

FOUR WORDS

Curated by Alan Dunn, produced with Liverpool Provocations and Metal Liverpool

Systemic Invisible Unattributable Normal  by Jessie Brennan for Alan Dunn's curated project,  FOUR WORDS  (2016)

Systemic Invisible Unattributable Normal by Jessie Brennan for Alan Dunn's curated project, FOUR WORDS (2016)

18 - 24 January 2016

Jessie Brennan has contributed to Alan Dunn’s new project FOUR WORDS which will take place in Liverpool during the 2016 January Sales. Appearing on a 7 metre media wall, a collection of ten-second, animated text pieces will act as a counterpoint to the sales season and the invisible pressures of that time of year, with ruminations on value, money and exchange. The contributors include Gerhard Richter, Douglas Coupland, Shaista Aziz, Pavel Büchler, Fiona Banner, Levitt & Dubner (‘Freakonomics’), David Shrigley, retired seafarer Captain Pengelly, Hala Al-Alaiwat and ex-Liverpool FC striker David Fairclough, amongst others. The project has been developed by Alan Dunn in collaboration with Liverpool Provocations and Metal Liverpool.

The Media Wall, opposite Lime Street station, Liverpool.

More information (and view the video interviews, timelapses and gif animations) here.

Ghost[ed.]

Kettering Museum

6 January - 3 February 2016

Group exhibition of Ghost[ed.], a suite of eight limited-edition stone lithographs, published in 2015. Contributing artists include: Sue Baker Kenton; Gino Ballantyne; Jessie Brennan; Tim Brown; Hen Coleman; Nicole Polonsky; Edit Toaso; Caroline Whitehead.

Alfred East Art Gallery
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Open Tuesday to Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday